Dan always enjoys meeting with Ipswich and Suffolk’s young people and listening to their views and opinions. Last week Dan visited Westbourne Sports College and spoke with Head Teacher Chris Edwards, before holding a lively Question and Answer session with students from the School Council. A number of topics were covered during his session with the Westbourne College students, including his work as both an MP and an NHS hospital doctor, whilst he was also asked about the opportunities that are available for young people in Ipswich and Suffolk. He outlined the action he has been taking to improve opportunities for young people in Ipswich by helping to secure funding for improvements at Whitton United Football Club, which is now a real focal point of the local community in North-West Ipswich. It was an enjoyable session and all of the students were a real credit to their teacher, Ashley Hailstone.
Since being elected as the MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dan has worked closely with Head Teacher Chris Edwards to fight for much-needed funding from Suffolk County Council for vital building improvements at Westbourne. For years, the buildings at Westbourne have not been fit for purpose. Although still awaiting the official announcement, Dan is delighted to have helped gain funding for a purpose built ‘new build’ kitchen and dining facilities as well as social spaces for students and some additional car parking at the school. The council has also committed to funding essential refurbishment works at the school over the next three years. Modern buildings fit for the 21st century are the very least that the hard working teachers and students at Westbourne Sports College deserve, and Dan looks forward to following the school’s progress in the 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.