Dr Dan Poulter has been elected to the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee in Parliament, after receiving a majority of votes from his backbench Conservative colleagues for the position.
Dr Poulter will join 11 Parliamentary colleagues on the cross-party Committee which will meet regularly to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and its associated public bodies.
With the East of England becoming a hub for offshore wind farms and the future of Sizewell C to be determined, Dr Poulter's role on the Energy and Climage Change Committee will also allow him to hold EDF and other energy companies to account for their activities which affect Suffolk.
Dr Poulter thanked his colleagues who voted for him and said, 'I am delighted to have been elected by my colleagues to sit on the Energy and Climate Change Committee. My role on the Committee will have particular relevance to my constituency of Central Suffolk and North Ipswich as there are a number of major energy issues that will be facing us in the near future, including the construction of Sizewell C. This Committee position will give me a strong opportunity to properly scrutinise some of the important issues that are facing us in Suffolk and to further scruitinise the Government on major energy proposals as well as ensure an evidenced based approach is taken to combatting climate change. I look forward to taking up my role."
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Written Answers — Department for Transport: A14: Bridges (10 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many days the A14 Orwell Bridge has been closed in each year since 2000.
Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients (8 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of working-age adult mental-health bed admissions have taken place under the Mental Health Act 1983 in each year since 2009.