Throughout her 60 years on the throne, the Queen has shown herself to be dedicated, selfless and committed in her service to the British people and public life. Many people in Suffolk recognise this, and Dan was delighted to see so many families, friends and people of all ages coming together to pay their respects to the enormous contribution the Queen has made during her reign.
Dan joined the celebrations at a number of local events in Suffolk over the long Bank Holiday weekend. One of his highlights was joining residents in Christchurch Park in Ipswich for a special Jubilee parade and service led by the Ipswich branch of the Royal British Legion, followed by live music and a torchlight procession. He enjoyed meeting members of the Royal British Legion, which is a charity that provides invaluable support to members and veterans of the Armed Forces and has the Queen as its Patron. Dan is a keen supporter of our brave Armed Forces, and of the Royal British Legion, and thoroughly enjoyed joining the parade.
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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....