It was a busy day of meetings for Dr Dan on Friday 22 July, starting off with a joint meeting between Suffolk's 7 MPs and the entire Cabinet from Suffolk County Council. The meeting, hosted at BT's Adastral Park had a jam packed agenda and Dr Dan particularly welcomes the opportunity for all those elected to represent the residents of Suffolk to come together and discuss local issues collectively.
In the evening, Dr Dan was part of a Panel at a public event titled "Black Dog and Stigma – Owning up to Mental Health." The session, chaired by Helen McDermott, was an opportunity for members of the audience to talk about stigma around mental health and ask questions of the Panel, who were highlighting the need to de-stigmatise mental health and the importance of coming forward to seek support as soon as possible.
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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.