Alan delivers terrorism speech

On Wednesday 16th March, Alan delivered the Keynote Speech at the Royal United Services Institute Conference (RUSI) in London. The video of the speech is available to watch below: ROYAL UNITED SERVICES INSTITUTE CONFERENCE TERRORISM: UK Threats ...

Alan supports International Women's Day in Nepal

On Tuesday 8th March Alan lent his support to the 100th anniversary of the launch of International Women's Day. Falling during his trip to Nepal as Minsiter of State for the Department of International Development (DFID), Alan recorded this video...

Relief as Alan gets Red Nose

Alan was interviewed by a group of children who helped him get in to the Red Nose Day Spirit on Friday 18 March. The visit was organised by First News, a weekly children’s newspaper aimed at 7-14 year olds. The children presented him with a very ...

Alan announces £331 million Nepal aid

The Minister of State for International Development, Alan Duncan, launched the Government’s new operational plan in Kathmandu, Nepal on 9 March 2011. This plan commits the UK government to working in Nepal over the next four years (2011-2015), wi...

Alan opposes Asfordby Wind Farm Proposal

Alan Duncan has sided with local campaigners against Peel Energy’s proposal to build a nine turbine wind farm at the old UK Coal site between Asfordby and Ab Kettleby. Alan has previously been briefed by both Peel Energy and members of the STOP c...

Alan criticises Ryanair nine month delay

Alan Duncan, MP for Rutland and Melton, and Roger Helmer, MEP for the East Midlands, have criticised Ryanair for ignoring a constituent’s claims for compensation following the volcanic ash cloud disruption in spring 2010. Mr Paul Harrington, of O...

Alan celebrates Melton's fair trade status

Alan Duncan has congratulated the Fairtrade Steering Group for Melton’s successful renewal of fair-trade town status, announced on January 28th 2011. He visited the Fairtrading Post on Friday 4th March 2011. Alan said, ‘I am delighted that Melton...

Alan Opens Creative Workshop

Alan opened the Creative Workshop in Melton on Friday 4th March. The company launched a community-based scheme in September 2010 which provides activities, such as art, music and drama, for people with special needs. People can pay for whichever c...

Alan offers tips to shadow ministers

In a short guide recorded for the BBC Daily Politics show on Wednesday 3rd November Alan offered his best bits of advice to new shadow ministers. The tips, ranging from sorting out the diary and accepting a lack of resources to avoiding becoming ...

Alan supports Charity Sale

Alan showed his support on Friday 25th February for the Rutland Macmillan Clothing Sale. The charity sale has been running more than 40 years and last year succeeded in raising £40,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, something they are hoping to bu...