23 MAY 2013

Local Suffolk library celebrates its 10th Birthday

Last week, Dan dropped in on the celebrations for Debenham Library's 10th birthday. Despite the best efforts of the weather Dan was pleased to see such a large number of people turn up to enjoy the occasion.

The continued success of Debenham Library is down to the hard work of members from the local community, who first came together to take over the current building which had been left empty by a bank ten years ago. When the future of some of our public libraries was cast into doubt in 2011, Dan helped to lead a campaign to keep Debenham Library open and remembers attending the 24 hour 'read-in' and signing the Save Debenham Library wall.

He is delighted to have played his part in helping to secure the future of the library, which will soon be moving to the local village primary school in order to expand its book stock and range of services for the community. Dan wishes all the staff and volunteers every success in their new building and looks forward to visiting in the near future.

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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...