Dan was delighted to visit Debenham to switch on the Christmas lights. A traditional lantern-carrying procession made its way to the St Mary Magdalene church, before seasonal carols were sung and people filled the local pub, cafe’s and wide variety of shops, which stayed open late.
The large turnout from the local community in Debenham is a tribute to the hard work put in by the shop owners who generously kept their doors open until late, along with those who gave up their free time to help set up the evening’s activities and donated money to support local charities on the night. Dan regularly visits Debenham, which stands out together with other towns such as Framlingham as an example of how people in Suffolk can come together for the benefit of the local community.
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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...