12 SEP 2016

Dr Dan raises plight of horses

In trying to bring an end to the plight of some horses being kept in the vicinity of Paper Mill Lane, Dr has written to both Suffolk County Council and the RSPCA insisting that urgent action is now taken to intervene and protect the animals from further suffering.

Dr Dan has raised concerns over the welfare of the animals on a number of occasions now and continues to have concerns at their poor condition. A number of constituents have contacted Dr Dan in recent weeks and previously, towards the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 setting out their concerns that the horses are being kept in an inhumane and cruel conditions.

Dr Dan said "Despite previous assurances that steps were being taken to ensure the welfare of the animals, it is clear that the situation has deteriorated further and in this unseasonally hot and uncomfortable weather, I am keen to ensure that the welfare of these animals is addressed immediately and that they are no longer subjected to this prolonged cruelty.

In writing to both Suffolk County Council and the RSPCA, Dr Dan has asked that steps are taken immediately to improve the welfare of the animals, as well as seeking reassurance that adequate measures are in place to ensure that their future wellbeing is safeguarded.

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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Billing (23 Oct 2017)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information the Government holds on how many households have been on British Gas, E.on, EDF, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE's standard variable tariffs for (a) five years or more and (b) 10 years or more.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Admissions (17 Oct 2017)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report entitled, Study of early education and development: the potential value for money of early education, published in July 2017, what sample size was used to calculate the mean hourly delivery cost for a three to four-year old place in the east of England.