Agriculture is part of Suffolk’s DNA and Dan is a great supporter of our local farmers and food producers. Last week, he was the keynote speaker at a dinner organised by the Suffolk National Farmers’ Union, and he used this opportunity to highlight the work he has been doing for our local farmers and food industry in Suffolk.
Dan spoke of how he is supporting agriculture in Suffolk in his role as a Government Health Minister, by ensuring that farmers benefit from a new bursary milk scheme and through supplying more locally sourced food to hospitals. All hospitals should be providing high quality and nutritious food for their patients, which means backing our local farmers and food producers.
Dan was joined at the dinner by his fellow Suffolk MP Peter Aldous, along with new Suffolk Chief Constable Douglas Paxton, the Chief Executive of Suffolk County Council Deborah Cadman, Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore, Suffolk chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses Chris Soule, the chief executive of Suffolk Agricultural Association, Chris Bushby and Easton and Otley College Principal David Lawrence.
At the end of the dinner, Dan thanked the NFU for inviting him to speak and for all the work they do for local farmers in Suffolk. He looks forward to working with them on a number of issues in the weeks and months ahead.
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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.