Speeches in Parliament

Question: Sheringham Little Theatre & Wells Maltings

On Tuesday, Duncan asked Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, about the 'road map' for socially distanced opening of theatres and other cultural venues, including Sheringham Little Theatre and Wells Maltings.

Prime Minister's Questions: Fraud & Corruption in Local Councils

Following the publication of a recent report looking into fraud and corruption in local authorities, Duncan today asked the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, if he supported the need for strong action where fraud and corruption is found.

Young Carers

Today Duncan paid tribute to young carers and the work of Holt Youth Project and Caring Together. 

Question: School Class Sizes

Today Duncan asked the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education, about the challenges faced by schools in bringing students back to school given the natural limitations on class sizes due to coronavirus. 

Environmental Audit Committee

Today Duncan asked the Rt Hon George Eustace MP, Secretary of State for Defra, about his priorities and the legacy of his work. 

Question: North Norfolk Agriculture

Today Duncan asked the Rt Hon Liz Truss MP (Secretary of State for International Trade) about animal welfare standards and the opportunities for North Norfolk farmers presented by free trade agreements. 

Re-opening of Animal Sanctuaries

Today Duncan welcomed the re-opening of zoos and safari parks on Monday, but spoke on the importance of putting similar arrangements in place for animal sanctuaries and welfare organisations. 

Coronavirus Education Provision

Today Duncan asked Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education, about education provision for vulnerable children and young people. 

Speech: Divorce Bill

Today, Duncan spoke as part of the debate on the Divorce Bill - specifically highlighting the need to reduce the negative impact upon children of difficult and acrimonious divorces. 

Rural Bus Services

In the light of new government guidance to avoid public transport where possible, Duncan today asked about support for rural bus services in North Norfolk.