Following a busy morning in Framlingham, Dr Dan was delighted to visit Dennington Primary School where the pupils were enjoying a fun day of activity for Comic Relief, as well as enjoying a special Mother's Day Lunch.
After a meeting with the Head and Governors, Dr Dan enjoyed an inspired Question and Answer session with a group of Key Stage 2 pupils, all of whom had plenty of questions to put to their MP. It was clear to see that the students had down their homework with a wide range of questions and Dr Dan was very happy to share his experiences of life as an MP, both in London and in Suffolk.
Spring seems to have finally arrived in Suffolk and Dr Dan was delighted to visit a number of shops and businesses in the thriving market town of Framlingham where he met with a number of business owners and visitors.
During the visit Dr Dan was pleased to speak with business owners and to learn more about their successes and growth across many sectors. It was especially heartening to hear about the strong sense of community that many shops and businesses cited as being a real positive to doing business in Framlingham.
As part of the annual BBC News School Report Day, a group of students from Claydon High School joined BBC Radio Suffolk's Mark Murphy to talk about mental health and what they are doing to tackle the issue in their own school.
Claydon High School has become only the second school in Suffolk to embark upon the Mental Health First Aid course, run in conjunction with the charity, Volunteering Matters.
Taking the opportunity to raise the issue with their local MP, the students interviewed Dr Dan live on air, asking his views about what more needs to be done to improve mental health services for all, especially young people.
When asked about whether or not Dr Dan would like to see all students in Suffolk undertake the mental health first aid training, Dr Dan replied that he would be very much in favour of seeing greater awareness of mental health being made compulsory in all schools.
Listen to the full interview here (Skip through to 39:40 to the start of the interview with Dr Dan)
Following a busy visit to Earl Soham Primary School, Dr Dan was pleased to meet the team and a number of residents at nearby Foxearth Nursing Home in Saxtead.
Dr Dan enjoyed a tour of the home and speaking with the team, before taking time out to meet the residents and even dabble in spot of home baking.
From there, Dr Dan had a number of meetings, including with Suffolk Chamber of Commerece where broadband and highways infrastructure were discussed, before finishing off the day with a busy advice bureau in the North of Ipswich.
Dr Dan was delighted to start the day with a visit to Earl Soham Primary School, to hear about progress at the school and to meet the team.
Following a meeting with the Head, Dr Dan then enjoyed a tour of the school before taking time to answer a range of questions from the enthusiastic young pupils. Dr Dan talked to the pupils about his role as an MP in Parliament and here in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich.
Dr Dan was delighted to have the opportunity to intervene in a Parliamentary debate on the importance of improving mental health and suicide prevention strategies in prisons.
Amongst other issues, Dr Dan raised the point that suicide in prisons should be taken no less seriously than a suicide which takes place in say, a hospital. Dr Dan also highlighted the poor level of interaction between the wider mental health system and what goes on in prison, alongside the need to ensure continuity of provision when people return to the community upon discharge from prison.
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At the start of a busy day in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan was pleased to speak with the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show on the historic win for the Conservative Party at the Copeland by-election.
Dr Dan joined the show from BBC Radio Suffolk's studio in Ipswich - watch here
(Scroll through to 17:50 into the show to see Dr Dan)
Dr Dan was pleased to meet with staff and students at Hartismere High School to learn about progress and developments at the school. Following an initial meeting with the Head, Dr Dan was then pleased to host a Question and Answer session with the school's sixth form students.
During the busy Q&A session, Dr Dan was exceptionally impressed with the preparation and forethought which had gone into the students' wide ranging questions. During the session, Dr Dan talked about his role as an MP in Parliament and here in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, as well as a range of current topical issues.
Dr Dan was delighted to start the day with a visit to Ormison Endeavour Academy in Ipswich. The visit was the perfect opportunity for Dr Dan to witness first hand the hard work and dedication of staff and students in bringing in a whole raft of improvements, which have led to the school achieving their recent "Good" rating from Ofsted.
Dr Dan was met by Ormiston Endeavour's Principal, Christine Woods, before enjoying a special tour of the school where he met with a number of students and staff. The Academy's students were all to keen to demonstrate everything they had learned so far this academic year, but also to talk to Dr Dan about the major projects they are currently working on.
Following the tour, Dr Dan very much enjoyed hosting a Question and Answer session with the students and was very impressed with the amount of preparation and thought which had gone into the students' wide ranging questions. During the session, Dr Dan talked about his role as an MP in Parliament and here in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich.
Rounding off a very busy day in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan was pleased to visit Baylham Care Home to hear of their continued successes and to meet some of the residents.
Following a tour of the Home and watching some residents' games, Dr Dan then had a private meeting with the owners of the care home to discuss their ongoing concerns around funding across the care sector. Dr Dan was pleased to update them on his recent cross-party meeting with the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Theresa May, where calls were made for greater and more sustainable funding across the entire health and social care sector.
Finally Dr Dan was pleased to finish the day with another busy Advice Bureau in Bramford, where he enjoyed meeting a number of residents and to offer his assistance in resolving some of their concerns.
Iran’s Influence in the Middle East — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (22 Mar 2017)
Daniel Poulter: My hon. Friend has brought forward an important and timely subject for consideration today. He mentions the US—does he agree that many of us were disappointed with the Iran nuclear deal? It dealt with Iran’s nuclear capacity, but there was a missed opportunity to tackle some of the state-sponsored terrorism and other underlying causes of instability in the middle east. That is...
Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)
Daniel Poulter: rose—