We are delighted to announce that the Right Hon Paul Burstow is our special Xmas guest on the Disruptive Social Care podcast. Paul is the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Sutton, Cheam and Worcester Park. He has enjoyed an active Parliamentary Career and his posts have included Spokesman for Older People 1997-2003 and Shadow Secretary of State for Health, 2003-2005. Paul was appointed as Minister of State for Health (Care Services) in May 2010 and lost this position in the Cabinet reshuffle of September 2012.
Paul was appointed as Chair of the Committee on the Draft Care and Support Bill in November 2012 which will be reporting to Parliament in March 2013.
We are inviting our audience to submit questions for Paul by the 13th December 2012. Whilst we may not be able to cover all of your questions in the interview we will be summarising the key themes which arise. Either tweet your questions to @shirleyayres add your question to the comments below, or email: shirley.a
Statement from Paul Burstow on the reshuffle 4th September 2012
“Paul Burstow was a committed and hardworking care minister” – Richard Humphries writing on the Guardian Social Care Network 10th September 2012
Paul Burstow: Treasury ‘an obstacle to change’ in elderly care funding – Telegraph 20th September 2012
Joint Committee on the Draft Care and Support Bill