08 FEB 2013

Dr Dan takes part in Civic Engagement Programme with local schools

Dr Dan answers questions from students at local schools as part of the Civic Engagement in Schools programmeLast week, Dan met with young people as part of a local initiative to increase awareness of the many ways in which they can play an active role in their local communities. Dan spoke to a group of year 10 students from Westbourne Sports College and the Ormiston Endeavour Academy in North Ipswich, and answered a variety of questions ranging from his reasons for entering politics, his background as an NHS hospital doctor and the leading role he has played in helping to deliver faster broadband speeds for our schools, businesses and families in Suffolk.

The Civic Engagement in Schools project is run by Ipswich Borough Council and encourages young people and schools to discuss the idea of local civic engagement. The aim is to assist our schools in Suffolk to play an active role in their local communities and for local councillors to be an active part of school councils.

Dan would like to thank Cheryl Phillips, Community Engagement Officer at Ipswich Borough Council for inviting him to meet with the students and he looks forward to welcoming them to Parliament in the near future.

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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.