With the summer drawing to a close, last week Dan was delighted to be invited to open the annual Westerfield fete, which this year featured a selection of traditional activities, cream teas, homemade cake and other small gift items. Events like the Westerfield summer fete demonstrate the strong community ties that underpin our villages and towns in Suffolk, and it was a pleasure for Dan to chat to local residents as he made his way round the various activities and food stalls.
He would like to extend his thanks to Cynthia Reeve for guiding him around the fete, along with all of those who attended or helped with the running of this year’s activities. He very much looks forward to visiting again next 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...