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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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.