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Alan Duncan

Conservative - Former Member for Rutland and Melton

Alan Duncan is not a member of any APPGs
1 Former APPG membership
United Arab Emirates
Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
17th Jul 2016 - 22nd Jul 2019
Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament
9th Sep 2015 - 19th Jul 2016
Minister of State (Department for International Development)
14th May 2010 - 15th Jul 2014
Shadow Minister (Justice)
7th Sep 2009 - 6th May 2010
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
19th Jan 2009 - 7th Sep 2009
Shadow Secretary of State
3rd Jul 2007 - 19th Jan 2009
Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry)
10th May 2005 - 3rd Jul 2007
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
1st Jan 2005 - 10th May 2005
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
1st Sep 2004 - 1st Jan 2005
Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (also Shadow Minister for London)
8th Nov 2003 - 1st Sep 2004
Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)
1st Jun 2001 - 1st Jun 2003
Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry)
1st Jun 1999 - 1st Jun 2001
Shadow Spokesperson (Health)
1st Jun 1998 - 1st Jun 1999
Vice-Chair, Conservative Party
1st Jul 1997 - 1st Jul 1998
Social Security
30th Nov 1992 - 11th Dec 1995


Division Voting information

Alan Duncan has voted in 2012 divisions, and 19 times against the majority of their Party.

1 Apr 2019 - EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Votes) - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 36 Conservative Aye votes vs 236 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 273 Noes - 276
27 Mar 2019 - EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship Votes - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 94 Conservative No votes vs 157 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 160 Noes - 400
27 Mar 2019 - EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship Votes - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 10 Conservative Aye votes vs 259 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 184 Noes - 293
27 Mar 2019 - EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship Votes - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 122 Conservative No votes vs 126 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 139 Noes - 422
14 Mar 2019 - UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 112 Conservative Aye votes vs 188 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 412 Noes - 202
31 Jan 2018 - Restoration and Renewal (Report of the Joint Committee) - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 68 Conservative Aye votes vs 166 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 234 Noes - 185
11 Mar 2015 - Ark Pension Schemes - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 103 Conservative No votes vs 122 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 367 Noes - 113
6 Mar 2015 - Wind Farm Subsidies (Abolition) Bill - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 23 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 7 Noes - 38
23 Feb 2015 - Serious Crime Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 78 Conservative No votes vs 151 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 201 Noes - 292
21 May 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 124 Conservative Aye votes vs 134 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 366 Noes - 161
20 May 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 99 Conservative No votes vs 121 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 150 Noes - 340
20 May 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 95 Conservative No votes vs 125 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 148 Noes - 339
20 May 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 92 Conservative No votes vs 126 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 163 Noes - 321
5 Feb 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 131 Conservative Aye votes vs 139 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 400 Noes - 175
22 Oct 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 51 Conservative No votes vs 93 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 299
19 Mar 2007 - UK Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 28 Conservative Aye votes vs 81 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 310 Noes - 100
7 Mar 2007 - House of Lords Reform - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 80 Conservative Aye votes vs 96 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 196 Noes - 375
7 Mar 2007 - House of Lords Reform - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 55 Conservative Aye votes vs 121 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 337 Noes - 224
1 Nov 2006 - Legislative Process - View Vote Context
Alan Duncan voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 33 Conservative Aye votes vs 115 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 223 Noes - 172
View All Alan Duncan Division Votes

All Debates

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Helen Goodman (Labour)
(79 debate interactions)
John Bercow (Speaker)
(50 debate interactions)
Chris Bryant (Labour)
(30 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
(1001 debate contributions)
Department for International Development
(321 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(46 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(23 debate contributions)
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Latest EDMs signed by Alan Duncan

13th April 2016
Alan Duncan signed this EDM on Monday 25th April 2016

STOKE GIFFORD PARISH COUNCIL PARK RUN DECISION

Tabled by: Neil Gray (Scottish National Party - Airdrie and Shotts)
That this House expresses disappointment at the decision of Stoke Gifford Parish Council to begin charging Parkrun for use of its parks, becoming the first in the world to do so, effectively destroying the central ethos of Parkrun; notes that Parkrun is an organisation which provides a free, timed five …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 9 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Labour: 6
Conservative: 5
Liberal Democrat: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
13th April 2016
Alan Duncan signed this EDM on Wednesday 13th April 2016

RELEASE OF PALESTINIAN MP MARWAN BARGHOUTHI

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House notes that the Palestinian politician and elected Member of the Palestinian Legislative Authority Marwan Barghouthi has been held in an Israeli prison continuously since 15 April 2002; further notes that, despite spending the last 14 years in jail, he is still the candidate in the strongest position …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Scottish National Party: 13
Independent: 3
Conservative: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
View All Alan Duncan's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Alan Duncan, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Alan Duncan has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Alan Duncan has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

2 Bills introduced by Alan Duncan


A Bill to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.


Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 6th March 2015


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 6th January 2015

Alan Duncan has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


12 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
15th Jul 2015
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what representations he has received on the removal of the contract for Civil Service Apprenticeship recruitment from Capita.

The contract with Capita for the administration of the recruitment for the Civil Service Apprenticeship Scheme is in line with standard practice and includes clauses for measuring and managing supplier delivery and performance.

The Department has received 1 formal complaint in relation to the performance of this contract in the last year and no other representations have been received.

15th Jul 2015
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what mechanisms his Department has for gauging the performance of Capita in relation to its administration of the recruitment of the Civil Service Apprenticeship Scheme.

The contract with Capita for the administration of the recruitment for the Civil Service Apprenticeship Scheme is in line with standard practice and includes clauses for measuring and managing supplier delivery and performance.

The Department has received 1 formal complaint in relation to the performance of this contract in the last year and no other representations have been received.

15th Jul 2015
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many complaints have been logged by his Department on the performance of Capita in relation to their administration of the recruitment of the Civil Service Apprenticeship Scheme.

The contract with Capita for the administration of the recruitment for the Civil Service Apprenticeship Scheme is in line with standard practice and includes clauses for measuring and managing supplier delivery and performance.

The Department has received 1 formal complaint in relation to the performance of this contract in the last year and no other representations have been received.

15th Jul 2015
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the performance of Capita in administering the recruitment of the Civil Service Apprenticeship Scheme.

The contract with Capita for the administration of the recruitment for the Civil Service Apprenticeship Scheme is in line with standard practice and includes clauses for measuring and managing supplier delivery and performance.

The Department has received 1 formal complaint in relation to the performance of this contract in the last year and no other representations have been received.

9th Feb 2016
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what obligations Openreach and BT have under contracts with the Government to provide prior warning to residents of planned maintenance or improvement work to junction boxes and other infrastructure that involves the temporary disconnection of services.

The same regulatory and communication code conditions apply to Openreach in BDUK contracted areas as would apply to their commercial deployment areas.


The contracts between BT and government relating to broadband are for the provision of the design and build of infrastructure. Once this infrastructure is in place, it forms part of BT’s network and maintenance and improvement works will be carried out by Openreach in the same way as on the rest of the network. Although there is no obligation to inform residents of any planned upgrades or essential maintenance, these activities are scheduled to be carried out when usage is at its lowest, in order to minimise disruption.

14th Sep 2015
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS England seeks to recover the cost of its translation and interpretation services for patients who are not UK residents.

A person who is not ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom is subject to the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015 which apply charges to overseas visitors for any NHS hospital services they receive, unless an exemption category in the Charging Regulations applies.

Overseas visitors who ordinarily reside outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and who have not paid the Health Surcharge, nor meet any exemption from charge will be charged 150% of the national tariff. Charging 150% of the national tariff provides for additional administrations charges incurred with treating overseas visitors such as translation services.

Charges for overseas visitors who ordinarily reside within EEA states can be claimed from the country they normally reside in.

14th Sep 2015
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS England spent on translation and interpretation services for hospital patients in each of the last five years.

We do not hold this information centrally. National Health Service organisations have a duty to follow equalities legislation. This includes making sure their communities can understand information about the NHS services and that patients and clinicians can communicate with each other. We encourage the NHS to be efficient and save money by working together and sharing resources.

14th Sep 2015
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information NHS England holds on expenditure on translation and interpretation services for (a) EU and (b) non-EU patients.

We do not hold this information centrally. National Health Service organisations have a duty to follow equalities legislation. This includes making sure their communities can understand information about the NHS services and that patients and clinicians can communicate with each other. We encourage the NHS to be efficient and save money by working together and sharing resources.

4th Sep 2015
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for a prisoner to see a dentist after having submitted a medical application (a) nationally and (b) at HM Prison Leicester in the last five years for which figures are available.

Data is not available in the requested format. A snapshot survey of prison dental services was published by Public Health England in July 2014, in partnership with NHS England and the National Offender Management Service. This identified that approximately 55% of prisoners needing dental treatment following examination were seen within four weeks. A copy of the survey, A survey of dental services in adult prisons in England and Wales is attached.

The survey also identified that prisoners held in category B prisons, including Her Majesty’s Prison Leicester, waited three to four weeks for treatment on average following examination to identify required treatment.

19th Jan 2015
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes of each category were perpetrated against Jewish people and recorded as being anti-Semitic in each police force area in each month since January 2014.

The Home Office does not hold the requested information. The Home Office do receive data on hate crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales for the five centrally monitored strands (race, religion, sexual orientation,
disability and gender identity) but these data cannot be broken down by religion of the victim. The most recently available data relate to the financial year 2013/14 and can be found at this link:
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hate-crimes-england-and-wales-2013-to-2014

The Association of Chief Police Officers also publishes data on hate crimes for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These figures separate out the number of crimes that were anti-Semitic. Data for 2013/14 can be found at this link:
http://www.report-it.org.uk/files/acpo_recorded_hate_crime_201314_as_posted.pdf

The Home Office uses a range of additional sources of information from stakeholders in assessing hate crime, including information on anti-Semitic hate crime from the Community Security Trust.

19th Jan 2015
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of anti-Semitic assaults recorded in England since October 2014.

The Home Office does not hold the requested information. The Home Office do receive data on hate crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales for the five centrally monitored strands (race, religion, sexual orientation,
disability and gender identity) but these data cannot be broken down by religion of the victim. The most recently available data relate to the financial year 2013/14 and can be found at this link:
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hate-crimes-england-and-wales-2013-to-2014

The Association of Chief Police Officers also publishes data on hate crimes for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These figures separate out the number of crimes that were anti-Semitic. Data for 2013/14 can be found at this link:
http://www.report-it.org.uk/files/acpo_recorded_hate_crime_201314_as_posted.pdf

The Home Office uses a range of additional sources of information from stakeholders in assessing hate crime, including information on anti-Semitic hate crime from the Community Security Trust.

19th Jan 2015
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what statistical information her Department has used to establish the extent of, and any recent trends in, crimes against Jewish victims in England since October 2014.

The Home Office does not hold the requested information. The Home Office do receive data on hate crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales for the five centrally monitored strands (race, religion, sexual orientation,
disability and gender identity) but these data cannot be broken down by religion of the victim. The most recently available data relate to the financial year 2013/14 and can be found at this link:
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hate-crimes-england-and-wales-2013-to-2014

The Association of Chief Police Officers also publishes data on hate crimes for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These figures separate out the number of crimes that were anti-Semitic. Data for 2013/14 can be found at this link:
http://www.report-it.org.uk/files/acpo_recorded_hate_crime_201314_as_posted.pdf

The Home Office uses a range of additional sources of information from stakeholders in assessing hate crime, including information on anti-Semitic hate crime from the Community Security Trust.