Last week, Dan was invited to meet with young students at Wickham Market Community Primary School, who showed him their healthy cooking skills as part of the highly successful ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ initiative. Under the stewardship of Head Teacher Mrs Stanley-Bell and her hardworking staff, pupils at Wickham Market Primary are given the chance to learn how to cook healthy meals during the popular after-school cooking club sessions.
It was a pleasure for Dan to see the pupils enjoying themselves at firsthand as they prepared a range of dishes during his visit. He also heard how the sessions have enabled them to develop vital practical skills, such as weighing, measuring and following instructions, as well as vesting the pupils with greater knowledge and understanding of the sourcing of local food.
Wickham Market Community Primary School continues to go from strength to strength under Mrs Stanley-Bell, and Teaching Assistants Kerri Barker and Sandra Batey have already scooped a national award in recognition of their excellent work with the ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ club. Dan would like to congratulate all of the staff for their ongoing hard work, along with the pupils for their outstanding cooking.
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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...