Over the past few weeks, Dan has visited a number of schools and met with many young people across the constituency, from Wickham Market Community Primary School to Whitehouse Primary School in North Ipswich. He is extremely proud that we have so many good schools in Ipswich and Suffolk, with teachers and staff who are prepared to go the extra mile to inspire children to succeed. Last week, Dan was invited to Heath Road Primary School in Kesgrave to present two pupils with Young Letter Writing awards for their outstanding achievement in an annual national competition, sponsored by the Royal Mail.
This year, children aged between 7 and 11 were asked to write about what the Olympics means to them, ahead of this summer’s London Games. The overall winner for the East of England regional heat was Matthew Gilchrist, who beat hundreds of other pupils across East Anglia to pick up the award, whilst Genevieve Melling scooped a Highly Commended certificate for her efforts. Dan would like to extend his warmest congratulations to both pupils on their excellent achievements, and to thank Nigel Cook of the Royal Mail and Head Teacher Susan Bowditch for inviting him to present the awards.
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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.