Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, has welcomed news that Easton and Otley Colleges will formally merge, after it was announced that the two colleges will be replaced by a new corporation named Easton and Otley College.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills gave the go-ahead for the merger and said a new institution, called the Easton & Otley College, could formally be created in August. The decision follows several years of close collaborative working between the two specialist agricultural colleges, based in Suffolk and Norfolk, and will enable specialist staff, learning resources and facilities to be shared.
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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...
Offensive Weapons Bill: Ipswich-London Rail Fares (15 Oct 2018)
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....