Last week Dan attended a wreath laying ceremony in Barking to commemorate the life of RAF pilot Henry Fiddes Leech, who was killed when his Spitfire aircraft was grounded at Ladies Walk in Barking, on the day before the Second World War was declared.
Wreaths were also laid on behalf of the Wattisham Flying Station Heritage, 611 Squadron Association and the Royal British Legion. It was a pleasure for Dan to chat with members of the Leech family, along with other local residents, before watching a Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight perform an honorary fly-past following the ceremony. The conflict in Afghanistan has brought home to many in Suffolk the daily sacrifices made by British servicemen and women for their country, and it is always important to recognise the bravery and courage of those who have served and continue to serve in our Armed Forces. Dan would like to commend Terry Betchley for his all his efforts on behalf of the Wattisham Flying Station Heritage Group over the past four years in making the event possible.
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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...