14 JAN 2016

Dr Dan Questioned by North Ipswich Students in Parliament

Students from a North Ipswich school have had the opportunity to question Dr Dan in the Houses of Parliament.

The Dale Hall Primary School students, who are members of the School Council, learnt about the history of Parliament on their tour and then had a question and answer session with Dr Dan, who has visited the students at their school on a number of occasions. The students asked him a range of questions on local and national topics, including how Dr Dan is helping to solve flooding problems in North Ipswich, how he has helped to reinstate a local bus route and what his job as an MP and as an NHS hospital doctor entails.

After meeting with the students, Dr Dan said:

"Visiting Parliament is always a memorable experience and it offers young people the opportunity to learn about Britain's history, democracy and our law making process.

"It is always a top priority for me to take the time out of my busy schedule to speak with younger constituents about my role as their MP in order to encourage their interests in how Government and democracy works. I welcomed the opportunity to answer a variety of well informed questions from the pupils and I look forward to visiting the school again in the near future."

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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...