Dan is a great supporter of Whitton United FC in North Ipswich and, since being elected as your local MP, has done all he can to help improve the club’s facilities. Whitton United looks after over 250 youngsters and sits at the heart of the local community in North Ipswich. It is also involved in many projects and activities which bring people, of all ages, together. Thanks to Dan’s efforts, the tireless work of Facilities Manager Lucky Singh and his staff, and the generosity of local businesses, the Club now has a new stand for spectators, a refurbished hospitality suite and a brand new pitch roller.
Last week, before meeting with residents to help with their problems during a busy constituency advice bureau at the club, Dan met with Lucky Singh and Mel Clitherow, Head of Reducing Reoffending at HMP Hollesley Bay in Woodbridge, to discuss a new joint project between Whitton United and the prison. Over the past year, the club has been successfully running a scheme which gives prisoners - who are nearing the end of their sentences and have unblemished records as inmates - the opportunity to help the club with essential repair work as part of a work placement project.
Not only does the project bring many benefits to the prisoners themselves, by enabling them to take part in structured work and to give something back to the community, but it also helps the Club to carry out vital and much-needed maintenance work. It has been shown that one of the most effective ways to prevent offenders from committing more crimes when they are released from prison is to engage them in work and Dan would like to congratulate Lucky Singh and everyone else involved in this excellent project. He looks forward to visiting Whitton United again soon.
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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...
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