Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, has welcomed the Government’s decision to freeze fuel duty for the rest of the year. The move cancels a planned 3 pence increase that was due to take place in August and will bring relief to many businesses and hardworking families in Ipswich and Suffolk.
The decision means that pump prices will be 10 pence a litre cheaper than if the Government had not abolished the pre-existing fuel duty escalator. As a result of the Government’s actions to support motorists, fuel duty will not have increased for two successive years and the average family with a car will be £159 better off overall than they otherwise would have been.
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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...