Dan is a great supporter of our local businesses in Suffolk and was delighted to be the keynote speaker at a business brunch event organised by the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Ipswich Building Society on Friday morning at the Jerwood Dance House in Ipswich. A number of representatives from local businesses were present and heard him speak about the importance of good health in the workplace.
Dan stressed how a happy, healthy and committed workplace is a more productive workplace and drew attention to the link between good physical and mental health. He also highlighted the need to tackle our big health challenges such as smoking, alcohol misuse and obesity and to help people to live longer and healthier lives. The Government has now given local councils a new responsibility to improve health and wellbeing in their communities and recently awarded Suffolk County Council £26 million to help get people healthier.
Following his speech, Dan took a large number of questions from the audience before thanking Professor Dave Muller and John Dugmore at the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce for organising such a successful event. Suffolk’s businesses play a vital role in our local economy and Dan will continue to do all he can to support them grow and employ more local people.
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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.