Dan was delighted to start the 1st Eye Scout Group Duck Race at the Pennings Nature Reserve in Ludgate Causeway. The annual event has become a popular fixture among local residents and this year, 755 ducks lined up on the River Dove, as they made their way to the finish line. Various other activities were on offer, including traditional games and refreshments, and Dan chatted to residents of all ages before presenting the prizes to the winning ducks. Dan also helped to judge the duck-drawing and duck-made-out-of-vegetable competitions.
It is estimated that nearly £2,000 was raised on the day, with the proceeds going towards the 1st Eye Scout Group’s bid to move into a new home. Dan would like to thank Eye Town Mayor, Councillor Merlin Carr, for helping to organising the successful event, and he very much looks forward to attending 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...