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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Mobile Phones (22 Jan 2018)

Martin Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress GovCoin, Barclays, RWE npower and University College London on behalf of the Department have made in developing technology that welfare claimants can easily adopt to handle their payments through a mobile app.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Points of Order (17 Jan 2018)

Martin Docherty: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. It has come to my attention via a story by Peter Geoghegan on the website The Ferret that the Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, the hon. Member for Wycombe (Mr Baker), whom I have informed that I will be mentioning him in the House, may be in breach of the rules concerning the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. The hon....

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Pay (16 Jan 2018)

Martin Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Living Overseas Allowance for each station.

National Security Capability Review (15 Jan 2018)

Martin Docherty: Much has been made of the Secretary of State’s relative youth in comparison with that of their predecessors. With that in mind, I was reminded of a quotation from Dante at the weekend, when I was reading about their predicament. “In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself in a dark wood where the direct way was lost.” Can the Secretary of State enlighten the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (15 Jan 2018)

Martin Docherty: As the Secretary of State assesses the effects of the delays to the 2018-19 pay negotiations on retention to the armed forces, do they not agree that the Ministry of Defence is actually giving squaddies a real-terms wage cut, while the Scottish Government are in fact putting money in their pockets through the new progressive tax system?

Defence (11 Jan 2018)

Martin Docherty: It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Rayleigh and Wickford (Mr Francois) and my other Defence Committee colleagues. I commend the hon. Member for Gedling (Vernon Coaker) for tabling the motion. As a member of a defence family whose nephew joined the Royal Engineers on 2 January, we are very much aware of his defence of the members of the armed forces. Those of us who take...

Defence (11 Jan 2018)

Martin Docherty: Not at the moment, because I need to make progress, as other Members want to get in. Last month, it was no surprise when I received a reply to a parliamentary question which revealed that on no fewer than 17 occasions last year maritime patrol aircraft from allied nations undertook missions from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray. That is an unacceptable situation, made worse by the fact that by the...

Business of the House (11 Jan 2018)

Martin Docherty: Tonight, Clydebank Asbestos Group is celebrating the opening of its new headquarters in West Dunbartonshire, where it will continue its work of 25 years to offer support to those suffering from and seeking compensation for asbestos-related conditions such as pleural plaques. Does the hon. Gentleman not only join me in congratulating the group, but agree that it is time the Government made...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: India: Diplomatic Relations (9 Jan 2018)

Martin Docherty: Given that the Republic of India, a Commonwealth member, has now held my constituent from Dumbarton, Jagtar Singh Johal, in custody without charge for two months, will the Minister tell the House whether the Government’s approach to large Commonwealth states is nothing short of a Faustian pact in which we sacrifice our defence of due process to arbitrary detention on the altar of...

Ukraine — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Dec 2017)

Martin Docherty: It is good to see you in the Chair, Mrs Gillan. I thank the right hon. Member for Maldon (Mr Whittingdale) for bringing this important debate to the House and congratulate him on reminding us about the progress that the Republic of Ukraine has made in taking its place as one of the world’s modern liberal democracies. That progress may sometimes seem painful and slow, but liberal...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Staff (20 Dec 2017)

Martin Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 4.61 of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, what the reason was for the increase of 710 civilians employed by his Department as set out in the Quarterly Location Statistics of 1 October 2017.

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Analysis of Effectiveness of Provisions of this Act on Tax Avoidance and Evasion (19 Dec 2017)

Martin Docherty: If Conservative Members wish to debate the progressive taxation system introduced by the Scottish Government, maybe they should stand for the Scottish Parliament.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aircraft (19 Dec 2017)

Martin Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the evidence given to the Defence Select Committee on Tuesday 17 October 2017, if he will make a statement on his Department's proposal to fit Multifunction Advanced Data Link on platforms other than the F35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Maritime Patrol Aircraft (19 Dec 2017)

Martin Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many maritime patrol aircraft from (a) the US, (b) Canada, (c) France and (d) Germany were temporarily deployed to RAF Lossiemouth in (i) 2016 and (ii) 2017.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Scotland (19 Dec 2017)

Martin Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits who applied to the Army Careers Service with an address in Scotland in the last year were subsequently deployed to regiments other than the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Officers (19 Dec 2017)

Martin Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officers from each of the three services in each rank between OF6 and OF10 are based in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Rivet Joint Aircraft (18 Dec 2017)

Martin Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has for future basing options for the RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Martin Docherty: In relation to the points and the amendments from the right hon. and learned Member for Beaconsfield (Mr Grieve) and the right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn), does my hon. Friend agree that, without the transparency of knowing what we are progressing to, many of the items that she is talking about cannot be agreed in the House? We leave ourselves open to the accusation made by...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ukraine: Military Aid (13 Dec 2017)

Martin Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will clarify the statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on 18 September 2017 that Canada and the UK will continue to partner in Ukraine to support Defence reform and institutional capacity building.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 45 Destroyers (13 Dec 2017)

Martin Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for how many days all six Daring-class Type 45 destroyers have been berthed together at HMNB Portsmouth during 2017.


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