On Tuesday morning, ahead of a busy day in Parliament, local MP Dr Dan Poulter was delighted to attend the second Suffolk Trials Day, hosted by local farmer James Forrest and held in conjunction with Fram Farmers, Walnes Seeds and BASF.
The event attracted over 200 local farmers, as well as agricultural distributors, and also raised much needed support for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and YANA (You Are Not Alone) – a local organisation providing help and support for those affected by stress and depression in the farming community across Suffolk and Norfolk.
Aside from meeting many of the farmers and local businesses, Dr Poulter took part in a Panel discussion titled "Farming Life After Brexit", alongside Agri-Economist Carl Atkin. The discussion covered the potential changes in agricultural policy post-Brexit, farming responsibly, the environment and carbon footprint, as well as tariffs and seasonal workforces.
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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Addictions: Health Services (19 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 270772 on Addiction Services, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of medically-staffed inpatient detoxification beds in England; and if he will make a statement.
Drug Treatment Services (16 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) on securing the debate. I agree with everything he said. I draw the attention of Members to my declaration of interest as a practising NHS psychiatrist and as someone who has worked in drug addiction, or drug treatment, services. I do not intend to rehearse the discussion on the lack of, or reduction in, funding for the...