29 MAY 2013

Dr Dan And Country Landowners Association Back Local Farmers And Food Producers At Suffolk Show

Dan was keynote speaker the Country Land and Business Association breakfast meeting at the Suffolk Show and reiterated his support for Suffolk's farmers and food producers and emphasised the vital role they play in providing fresh, nutritious food.

In his role as a Government Health Minister, Dan is leading efforts to ensure that farmers and food producers supply more locally sourced food to hospitals and other publically funded organisations.

Speaking to an audience of 250 people Dan said: 'Suffolk rightly has an excellent reputation for its locally produced food and drink and I am a great supporter of our local farmers, who have an important role to play not just in boosting our local economy but in improving patient health.'

'All hospitals should be providing high quality, fresh and nutritious food for patients, families and NHS staff, which means backing our local farmers and food producers here in Suffolk. Hospital patients benefit by having a varied and appetising menu and local farmers also gain by being able to sell their produce locally. '

Nicola Currie CLA Regional Director said 'We were delighted to have Dr Poulter as our speaker at the CLA' Suffolk Show Breakfast. Cutting food miles by serving local food in our hospitals is the right way forward, helping patients, our local economy and the environment."

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King’s College Hospital (16 Jan 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My hon. Friend makes a fair point, although it is difficult for a board that has effectively had a merger foisted on it to appreciate fully how a hospital will run across two sites—or even three sites, with Orpington as well. I am sure the Minister will go away and think about that in the context of the PFI and whether something more could be done to help with the PFI debt.

King’s College Hospital (16 Jan 2018)
Daniel Poulter: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I draw your attention and that of Members to my declaration in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. It is probably worth pointing out, too, that I had the pleasure of being a medical student at King’s many years ago. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes) on securing...