Last Friday Dan paid a visit to one of Ipswich's amazingly successful cycle speedway clubs, the Ipswich Eagles (Kesgrave Panthers are, of course, our other leading club). It was their Academy training evening, open to new comers and under 10s. Dan stood by the side of the floodlit track at the Whitton Sports and Community Centre and watched an England International flying around the track at breakneck speed and really enjoyed the experience of being a spectator at a very interesting sporting evening.
Boys and girls of all ages were expertly marshalled by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers and coaches and were put through their paces in a number of fun races and exercises, either as individuals or as part of a team. Dan thought it was fantastic to see so many children enjoying themselves having fun, keeping fit and making new friends.
Dan was also pleased to see so many parents and volunteers giving up their time to help these children learn new sporting and social skills.
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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...