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...

Alan is first to Palestine

As Minister for International Development, Alan was the Coalition’s first representative to visit the West Bank, on a Government visit from 26-28 October. At the centre of the visit was a meeting with the Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister...

Alan's staff wear it pink

On Friday 29th October,Alan’s constituency office was given a pink touch in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign. The local MP’s staff hosted a well-attended ‘Wear it Pink party’ in support of the occasion, raising £133 for the cause by raffling a nu...

Duncan's a Destroyer

HMS Duncan, the latest of the new Type 45 Destroyers, was launched in Govan on the River Clyde in Glasgow on 11 October 2010. HMS Duncan is named after Admiral Adam Duncan of Camperdown, who defeated the Dutch fleet at the Battle of Camperdown on ...

Alan delivers Chatham House Speech on Yemen

Yemen: Political Dynamics and the International Policy Framework The Rt Hon Alan Duncan MP As a personal Friend of Yemen for more than 20 years I’m grateful to be speaking at this timely and important event today, albeit I regret the deteriora...

Alan Duncan Urges Charity Red Tape Cut

Alan has urged all charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations to respond to the consultation to cut unnecessary bureaucracy in the way government deals with them. The Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and S...