Dr Dan was pleased to meet with staff and students at Hartismere High School to learn about progress and developments at the school. Following an initial meeting with the Head, Dr Dan was then pleased to host a Question and Answer session with the school's sixth form students.
During the busy Q&A session, Dr Dan was exceptionally impressed with the preparation and forethought which had gone into the students' wide ranging questions. During the session, Dr Dan talked about his role as an MP in Parliament and here in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, as well as a range of current topical issues.
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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....