Dan welcomed the invitation to plant the first commemorative oak tree at the Earl Soham Jubilee Wood as part of celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Earl Soham Jubilee Wood is a project that started last year after an opportunity arose for the community of Earl Soham to purchase a little over one acre of Glebe land which was being sold by the Diocese. Over £25,000 was raised by the local community, in conjunction with businesses and associations while Suffolk County Council has agreed to build a footpath through the proposed wood. The site lies between the two parts of the village and provides the opportunity for a traffic free pedestrian link, that may have been lost had the land been sold for development.
A management team is currently being set up to organise the clearing of the land and trees are due to be planted at the Earl Soham Jubilee Wood this autumn. Dan would like to commend the Trustees of the project, along with all of the residents and businesses that helped raise the funding to enable this community development to go ahead.
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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...