17 OCT 2013

Dan at McDonald's

Dan paid a visit to the busy McDonald's in Whitehouse Ipswich. Here he met franchisee Mark Richards and some of his 80 staff.

Dan heard from Mark how the franchise is growing by the end of the year an extra 25 people will have been employed, taking the total number to 95

He also heard how McDonald's spends some £360m a year supporting British farmers and food producers through its UK supply chain.

Dan said

"It's great to see McDonald's training and employing so many local people in North West Ipswich, and I am particularly encouraged by the support being shown to local farmers and food producers by McDonalds. The expanded menu and food labelling also helps people to understand what they are eating and make a healthy choice."

Finally Dan tried his hand at making a Big Mac but after several attempts decided to stick to his job as a NHS doctor delivering babies!

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Leaving the EU: Tourism and the Creative Industries — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (17 Apr 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this debate. As a remain voter, I am sympathetic to her position, but does she agree that sometimes one of the main drivers of tourism is the exchange rate, and one thing we have seen is increased tourism as a result of decreased value of the pound against the euro and other currencies, perhaps as a direct consequence of that Brexit vote? I know she...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Agriculture: Trade Agreements (22 Mar 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to work with the devolved administrations on future trade deals for UK agriculture.