The day after the Chancellor George Osborne presented the Government's last budget of the Parliament, Dr Dan was delighted to be invited to discuss the Budget at a lunch attended by representatives of over 100 local businesses.
This year's budget has many benefits for businesses in the East of England and introduced the Broadband Connection Voucher scheme. Dr Dan has been at the vanguard of the campaign to improve Suffolk's broadband and helped secure £27 million of Government funds to deliver high speed broadband to 90% of Suffolk's homes by the end of 2015. He welcomed this new Government initiative, which provides up to £3,000 to support broadband connection and is open to all SME's, charities, social enterprises and sole traders, as a helpful addition to the good work already done in bringing high speed broadband to our area.
Dr Dan also warmly welcomed the Chancellor's commitment to the East Anglian Air Ambulance by providing funding for a new lifesaving helicopter which will have more room for extra crew members and the ability to fly over greater distances.
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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.