On Wednesday 6th September, Dr Dan was delighted to welcome colleagues from East Suffolk to Parliament, along with his fellow Suffolk MPs, Therese Coffey and Peter Aldous, ahead of a meeting with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to progress talks on the merger of East Suffolk Councils.
Attending the meeting were the respective Leaders of Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waveney District Council - Cllr Ray Herring and Cllr Mark Bee, along with Joint Chief Executive, Stephen Baker.
The vision is to merge both Suffolk Coastal and Waveney districts into a single council for East Suffolk, delivering more streamlined services for residents, whilst at the same time achieving significant financial savings. Both councils have been working collaboratively for some time now and it is hoped that a decision will soon be taken by DCLG to allow the formal process of merging to begin.
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Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My right hon. Friend is right to highlight the link between healthcare and social care. If we are to care properly for people with the long-term conditions he has outlined, we need to have a more joined-up and integrated system. It is hard to deliver that when we have a taxpayer-funded NHS and a social care system in which many people now have to pay for their own care. In looking for a...
Offensive Weapons Bill: Ipswich-London Rail Fares (15 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I thank my hon. Friend’s welcome news on capping rail fares, but does he not also agree that it is difficult for customers to disaggregate the cost of the fare—those in Ipswich are very high per mile by national standards—from reliability and speed of service? Despite the cost of tickets from Ipswich, reliability and speed of service have not improved over the years....