18 OCT 2013

Ipswich Eagles

Last Friday Dan paid a visit to one of Ipswich's amazingly successful cycle speedway clubs, the Ipswich Eagles (Kesgrave Panthers are, of course, our other leading club). It was their Academy training evening, open to new comers and under 10s. Dan stood by the side of the floodlit track at the Whitton Sports and Community Centre and watched an England International flying around the track at breakneck speed and really enjoyed the experience of being a spectator at a very interesting sporting evening.

Boys and girls of all ages were expertly marshalled by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers and coaches and were put through their paces in a number of fun races and exercises, either as individuals or as part of a team. Dan thought it was fantastic to see so many children enjoying themselves having fun, keeping fit and making new friends.

Dan was also pleased to see so many parents and volunteers giving up their time to help these children learn new sporting and social skills.

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Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My right hon. Friend is right to highlight the link between healthcare and social care. If we are to care properly for people with the long-term conditions he has outlined, we need to have a more joined-up and integrated system. It is hard to deliver that when we have a taxpayer-funded NHS and a social care system in which many people now have to pay for their own care. In looking for a...

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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....