Alan Discusses Future of Rutland

Local MP Alan Duncan met the Leader of Rutland Council, Roger Begy, and the Chief Executive, Helen Briggs on Friday 28th January. The closure of HMP Ashwell and RAF Cottesmore were high on the agenda, along with the options under consideration fo...

Alan Meets Sale School Children

Alan made local news on 27th January... in Sale. Bumping into a group of Sale school children as he emerged from a Downing Street meeting, Alan chatted and signed autographs for the pupils, who were on a trip to London to learn how the Houses of P...

Pork Pies get Royal Seal of Approval

On Tuesday 25th January 2011, Melton Mowbray welcomed TRHs Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. As local MP, Alan was presented to the Prince and Duchess and accompanied their visit to Dickinson & Morris, where they were taught the art...

Sporty Students write to Prime Minister

Alan visited Redmile Primary School on Friday 14th January to discuss the funding of sport in school. He was met by Head teacher Julie Hopkins as well as Belvoir High School students and sports ambassadors Jasmin Southam and Claire Hopkins. The s...

Alan praises Citizens Advice Bureau staff

On Friday 14th January Alan visited the Melton Mowbray offices of the Citizens Advice Bureau. He met Manager Jonathan Berry and his staff to discuss the work of the Bureau in providing support to local people. Alan said: ‘I have been extremely im...

Alan's Political Brain Revealed

Alan was involved in a rather unusual political brainteaser on the Today Programme on Tuesday 28th December 2010. At the invitation of Oscar winner Colin Firth, who was guest editing the edition, Alan agreed to have his brain scanned at UCL Hospi...

Alan delivers House of Commons Speech on Water and Sanitation

Text of Adjournment Debate Speech in House of Commons Wednesday 15th December 2010 The Minister of State, Department for International Development (Mr Alan Duncan): I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Bath (Mr Foster) for raising thi...

Alan Urges Caution on Traveller Site

Alan is supporting Rutland Council’s bid to stop a travellers’ site being set up between Ashwell and Langham. Travellers bought the land and have moved on without planning permission. The Council is using the powers that it has to stop them buildi...

Alan delivers Carnegie Speech in Washington D.C.

Carnegie Endowment, Washington D.C., 14 December 2010 The Right Honourable Alan Duncan MP, Minister of State, International Development Development, Diplomacy, Defence: an Integrated Response to Conflict and Fragility Overseas Good morning. ...

Alan reacts to Ashwell riot decision

Alan has reacted to the news that the Crown Prosecution Service will not prosecute anyone for the disturbances last year. He said, “The last government allowed this to drag on for many months and as a result the cost to the taxpayer of this inves...