This time of year sees many of Suffolk’s local communities come together to celebrate the festive season, and over the past few weeks it has been an enormous pleasure for Dan to visit some of the Christmas bazaars and fairs across Suffolk.
He was delighted to be invited to attend the joint fair of the Friends of Westbourne Library and Broomhill Trust, the Framlingham St John Ambulance Christmas sale and Hoxne Christmas fair. These events showcased the strength of community spirit that exists in Ipswich and Suffolk, and Dan was delighted to see so many people of all ages turn out to enjoy the seasonal refreshments on offer and take part in the games and activities. Without the hard work and planning that is put in by local volunteers, the fairs would not be able to take place, and he would like to extend his warmest thanks to all those residents who have generously given up their time to make the Christmas bazaars across Suffolk so successful again this year.
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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...