Results 1–20 of 236 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Martin Docherty

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (23 Oct 2017)

Martin Docherty: The Secretary of State’s own permanent secretary said last Tuesday to the Defence Select Committee, on the subject of the F-35 programme: “We will not be in a position to be able to give a precise view as to what the whole of this very complicated programme will be until 2035”. Does that not put paid to the Secretary of State’s incredible claim that eight Type 26...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Governance and Political Stability (13 Sep 2017)

Martin Docherty: Thank you, Mr Speaker. If the Secretary of State is so perturbed by a perceived lack of good governance in the province of Northern Ireland, perhaps he would like to tell his Back Benchers why he and his Government technically gave £1 billion to an unaccountable executive, led by the DUP.

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Martin Docherty: The hon. Member for North East Somerset (Mr Rees-Mogg) talks about democracy, but it would seem that democracy in this place cost £1.5 billion, and we face probably the greatest constitutional crisis that these islands have seen since 1922. We might also reflect on 1974, but if we really want to get a grip on the notion of how Committees are selected, we need to live with the present...

National Shipbuilding Strategy (6 Sep 2017)

Martin Docherty: I welcome the statement by the Secretary of State and, yes, even the naming of HMS Glasgow, but for the record in Hansard, I must point out that Glasgow is not the Clyde. As the son of a former shipyard worker at John Brown’s, the greatest shipyard ever to grace these islands, I will take no history lesson on the utter disinvestment in the Clyde since 1945 by every successive British...

National Shipbuilding Strategy (6 Sep 2017)

Martin Docherty: Forty five years of disinvestment.

National Shipbuilding Strategy (6 Sep 2017)

Martin Docherty: Unbelievable!

National Shipbuilding Strategy (6 Sep 2017)

Martin Docherty: A scandalous lack of historical knowledge.

National Shipbuilding Strategy (6 Sep 2017)

Martin Docherty: Not in Glasgow.

Korean Peninsula (5 Sep 2017)

Martin Docherty: Korea—I speak of it as a nation and not as two divided political states—is at a crossroads in its political, social and economic future. It is a future that may well impact on the very fabric of the People’s Republic of China, and China knows that only too well. I was glad to hear the Foreign Secretary mention China in such friendly tones; it was extremely welcome. In...

Venezuela: Political Situation — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (5 Sep 2017)

Martin Docherty: Does the hon. Lady agree that, in terms of elite transition, there is a requirement for civic society—every Venezuelan—to be included in the debate about how Venezuela moves forward?

Venezuela: Political Situation — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (5 Sep 2017)

Martin Docherty: It is nice to see you in the Chair, Mr Stringer. I congratulate the hon. Member for Hyndburn (Graham Jones) on securing this debate, which is of personal interest to me and some very close friends. The recent political history of Venezuela has not often been the subject of debate in this place. There has too much subtlety when there should be clarity, and strong opinions when it is obvious...

Venezuela: Political Situation — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (5 Sep 2017)

Martin Docherty: I completely agree with the hon. Gentleman. Morales shows a model of economic stability that I think many in south America would hope for in their own countries. Venezuela deserves peace in its fractured and divided society. It will have none while the left and the right fight over the bones of the cold war. In summing up, the Minister may bring forward plans on the British Government working...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Fishing Policy (19 Jul 2017)

Martin Docherty: News has reached Westminster that the Secretary of State has a new deputy in the House of Lords. Will he therefore instruct his deputy to procure a copy of the “Brexit: devolution” report that the House of Lords published yesterday, which states “that, in the event that the UK Government does not secure a UK-wide agreement that adequately reflects Scotland’s specific...

Bill Presented: Passchendaele (13 Jul 2017)

Martin Docherty: I am grateful for what the Minister is presenting to the House. I completely agree that it is only right and fitting that we should commemorate the loss of life at Passchendaele. Will he talk about the role of the medical profession after Passchendaele and the trench warfare of the first world war? We are commemorating those who lost their lives, but many of those who came home suffered from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Reserve Centres (10 Jul 2017)

Martin Docherty: May I, too, congratulate the Minister on seemingly knowing what he is talking about? In recent days I became aware, via the office of the deputy lord lieutenant of the county of Dunbartonshire that he had informed the provost of West Dunbartonshire, as the local government’s civic leader, that armed forces veterans’ day would not take place due to there being no capacity in the...

Business of the House (6 Jul 2017)

Martin Docherty: In the last Parliament, I rose to seek the support of the then Prime Minister in relation to a constituent, Lisa Brown, who has been missing in Spain since November 2015. I now find myself having to rise in the House in relation to another constituent, Caroline Hope, who after travelling to Turkey on personal matters was diagnosed with cancer and sought emergency surgery before returning...

Jobcentre Plus: Closures (6 Jul 2017)

Martin Docherty: Bearing the burden of the poverty of our constituents.

Jobcentre Plus: Closures (6 Jul 2017)

Martin Docherty: The original jobcentres inquiry clearly did not respond to West Dunbartonshire Council’s offer of shared premises—it was just about assets. The closure of Alexandria jobcentre creates the situation in West Dunbartonshire whereby not only Jobcentre Plus staff, but DWP staff administering benefits, now feel as though they are under threat. What assurances can the Secretary of State...

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

Martin Docherty: If we retrofit new technology on old systems, we create a double problem for the future. How will the Government deal with that? Will they retrofit to the past, or will they look to places such as Estonia or Japan, which were building new and efficient systems nearly 50 years ago while we were living in the dark ages?

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

Martin Docherty: I am glad that, in this debate on the economy, we are mentioning the single market at last, but what about the digital single market in which we are building a future? The innovation required for small and medium-sized businesses will be thwarted if this Government withdraw us not only from the single market, but from the digital single market.

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