Dr Dan Poulter has been elected to the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee in Parliament, after receiving a majority of votes from his backbench Conservative colleagues for the position.
Dr Poulter will join 11 Parliamentary colleagues on the cross-party Committee which will meet regularly to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and its associated public bodies.
With the East of England becoming a hub for offshore wind farms and the future of Sizewell C to be determined, Dr Poulter's role on the Energy and Climage Change Committee will also allow him to hold EDF and other energy companies to account for their activities which affect Suffolk.
Dr Poulter thanked his colleagues who voted for him and said, 'I am delighted to have been elected by my colleagues to sit on the Energy and Climate Change Committee. My role on the Committee will have particular relevance to my constituency of Central Suffolk and North Ipswich as there are a number of major energy issues that will be facing us in the near future, including the construction of Sizewell C. This Committee position will give me a strong opportunity to properly scrutinise some of the important issues that are facing us in Suffolk and to further scruitinise the Government on major energy proposals as well as ensure an evidenced based approach is taken to combatting climate change. I look forward to taking up my role."
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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....
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Daniel Poulter: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Waveney (Peter Aldous) on securing this debate, on his chairmanship, with the hon. Member for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner), of the east of England all-party parliamentary group, and on helping to put the east more firmly on the Government’s map. My hon. Friend was absolutely right...