Last week, Dan visited Whitton United FC to take part in a meeting with Dean Potter of the Football Foundation, along with Chris Walsh, County Development Manager for Suffolk Football Association, and Lucky Singh from Whitton United. Since becoming your MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dan has always been a great supporter of Whitton United, which provides a shining example of a valuable community asset that has harnessed the power of sport to bring together people of all ages in North Ipswich. As well as looking after more than 250 youngsters in its youth team, the Club has provided an excellent service to the community by allowing its clubhouse to be used for bingo nights, and other functions and community events.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Lucky Singh, the team at Whitton United and McDonald’s owner Mark Richards, the Club now has a new stand and improved function rooms. However, the Club is in great need of a resurfaced driveway to enable more people, of all ages, to use it as a community hub and at the meeting with Dean Potter, Chris Walsh and Lucky Singh, Dan discussed ways in which the Club can access funding for this. He shall continue to do all he can to support Whitton United.
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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...