Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter spoke of his delight yesterday following his promotion as Parliamentary Secretary of State at the Department of Health.
Speaking following his promotion as a Government Minister Dr Poulter said; “ It is an honour and a privilege to be offered this role and I am looking forward very much to working with the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, the new Health Secretary. While Minister for Culture, Media, Olympics and Sport Jeremy Hunt led on the Governments commitment to ensure that Britain has the fastest internet speeds in Europe by 2015 and Suffolk has benifitted from this by securing £11.6 million of Government funding for high speed internet.
Dr Poulter added; 'I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to bring my frontline experience as an NHS doctor to my new role and am looking forward to working to address some of the major health challenges facing this country.'
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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....