Dan always makes time to talk to young people to encourage them in their education. Last week, Dan was delighted to visit Stradbroke High School, where he spoke to GCSE students about the subject of medical ethics, before meeting with Headteacher Andrew Bloom. As both a doctor and a Government Health Minister, Dan understands more than most the arguments and sensitivities surrounding contentious issues such as abortion, IVF treatment, Euthanasia and stem cell research, and he presented both sides of the argument as well as highlighting his own experience of working as an NHS hospital doctor, when answering the students’ questions.
He very much enjoyed the discussion and would like to thank Ruth Hurren, Head of Philosophy and Ethics and PSHE, for inviting him to speak to the students. We are fortunate to have many dedicated and committed teachers and school governors in Suffolk who act in the best interests of the children they look after and teach. Under Headteacher Andrew Bloom’s leadership, Stradbroke High School became an Academy Trust last year and has continued to go from strength to strength. Dan will continue to fight for the interests of Suffolk’s rural schools and he looks forward to visiting Stradbroke High School again soon.
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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Freight (19 Mar 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans are in place to ensure the timely delivery of the Felixstowe-to-Nuneaton freight rail link.
NHS Wholly Owned Subsidiary Companies — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (6 Mar 2018)
Daniel Poulter: The Minister is slightly at odds about the point being made. The point is not how it is open to the trust to procure the best clinical services but how, later, through a company, staff might be re-employed on a lower salary. Clearly, trusts already have flexibility through “Agenda for Change” to start people on a higher pay point, but I wondered more generally whether my hon....