30 JUN 2016

Energy and Climate Change Update

June continued to be a busy time in Westminster for Dr. Dan with a number of meetings of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, of which Dr. Dan is Vice Chair. Amongst the key business was a session considering the UK's progress on developing renewable energy sources for both heat and transport.

Dr Dan also contributed to another key session during which the Committee considered the Competition and Market Authority's Energy Market investigation report, looking at transparency and clarity on price comparison websites for energy providers.

Listen to Dr. Dan on BBC Radio 4's Moneybox programme, after MPs warn that a report designed to encourage competition may in fact have the opposite effect.

Listen here http://tinyurl.com/gsnzdju and click to the Chapter on Energy Switching.

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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...