Dan regularly meets with young people in our local schools and colleges in Suffolk and always enjoys listening to their views and concerns. Last week, he visited Thomas Mills High School, where he enjoyed a lively question and answer session with a large group of Sixth-form students. Dan spoke about his role as your local MP, and listed some of his achievements for residents in Suffolk since being elected in 2010, including helping to secure £11.5 million in Government funding that will provide high-speed internet speeds for homes, businesses and schools in areas such as Framlingham. A number of other topics were raised during the question and answer session, including the crisis in the Eurozone, House of Lords reform and the importance of better looking after our growing ageing population.
Thomas Mills High, which became an academy on 1st June 2011, remains one of the best performing schools in the East of England, and 87 per cent of pupils gained five or more A*- C grades at GCSE level last year. Dan thoroughly enjoyed answering the students’ questions, and would like to thank Head of Sixth-form John Jennings for inviting him to visit.
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Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Per Capita Costs (18 Jul 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding per pupil has been allocated to schools in Suffolk in each year since 2009.
Homelessness among Refugees — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing today’s debate. It must have struck all of us in the Chamber that any of the challenges she has outlined that refugees face in beginning to engage with life in the UK—whether it be opening a bank account, getting a national insurance number or accessing appropriate healthcare—would be difficult for a British citizen to do within a...