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Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 22 - Principal objectives of the OEP and exercise of its functions (5 Nov 2020)

Leo Docherty: This group of amendments clarifies the circumstances in which the OEP may bring an environmental review, in order to ensure there is no doubt about its thresholds for action. Government amendment 203 ensures that the OEP’s enforcement policy will set out a consistent approach in determining whether a serious failure has occurred throughout its enforcement process, and is consequential on...

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 22 - Principal objectives of the OEP and exercise of its functions (5 Nov 2020)

Leo Docherty: I thank the hon. Member for Edinburgh North and Leith for her warm wishes, which I will convey to the Minister, and for tabling amendment 189, which gives me the opportunity to explain how the Bill will ensure that there will be clarity over the respective remits of the OEP and the Committee on Climate Change. Government amendments 30 and 66 and new clause 4 will ensure that the OEP does not...

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 22 - Principal objectives of the OEP and exercise of its functions (5 Nov 2020)

Leo Docherty: The hon. Member’s amendment raises a question about the making of a strategy and policy statement for Ofgem. As he will be aware, the Government intend to publish an energy White Paper ahead of COP26, and it would make sense to draft a strategy and policy statement in the light of the policies and priorities set out in the White Paper. It would be inappropriate to give a specific timeline...

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Schedule 1 - The Office for Environmental Protection (5 Nov 2020)

Leo Docherty: I agree with Opposition Members who have spoken about the need to protect the independence of the OEP. That is why we have introduced a new duty on the Secretary of State to have regard to the need to protect the OEP’s independence, and placed a duty on the OEP to act objectively, impartially and transparently. Unlike with most public bodies, the Bill gives Ministers no power to set the...

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Schedule 1 - The Office for Environmental Protection (5 Nov 2020)

Leo Docherty: I am grateful to the shadow Minister for his kind remarks in wishing my hon. Friend the Member for Taunton Deane a speedy recovery, and for the amicable tone in which he is seeking to work today. I thank him for the amendment. It highlights the unusual commitment this Government have already made to giving the OEP an indicative multi-annual budget, in response to Parliament’s scrutiny of...

Public Bill Committee: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Clause 1 - Prosecutorial decision regarding alleged conduct during overseas operations (14 Oct 2020)

Leo Docherty: May I ask a question, Mr Stringer? Is it therefore the case that we move now to clause 2?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (20 May 2019)

Leo Docherty: Will the Secretary of State join me in thanking the men and women of the King’s Royal Hussars battle group in Estonia for the terrific work they are doing in reassuring our NATO allies of our full commitment to the NATO alliance?

China: UK policy — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (7 May 2019)

Leo Docherty: The rise of China is shaking the world. It is our duty to work with the Chinese towards a shared future of peace, prosperity and reciprocal respect. I am very grateful to the Minister and all colleagues for attending this debate. Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That this House has considered UK policy towards China.

China: UK policy — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (7 May 2019)

Leo Docherty: I beg to move, That this House has considered UK policy towards China. It is my honour and privilege to lead this debate. I must start by declaring an interest. Last year I was pleased to visit China as part of a delegation from the all-party parliamentary group on China, very ably led by my hon. Friend the Member for The Cotswolds (Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown) and superbly well organised by...

China: UK policy — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (7 May 2019)

Leo Docherty: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for her intervention. I entirely agree that, along with climate change and other important global impacts, we should certainly consider human rights when thinking about our relationship with China. I look forward to having a free and frank discussion about human rights later in the debate. The environmental impact of the rise of China is absolutely huge. I gave...

Overseas Electors Bill: Prompt to register as an overseas elector (22 Mar 2019)

Leo Docherty: I thank my hon. Friend. I share his confidence that ROs and administrators in local government would be fully capable of implementing new clause 1 if it were put into law. I used to have great confidence in Andrew Colver in Rushmoor who was given an OBE for his contribution to democratic services in Rushmoor. Does my hon. Friend agree, however, that the burden of this new clause should fall...

Overseas Electors Bill: Prompt to register as an overseas elector (22 Mar 2019)

Leo Docherty: On that point, surely it might also be a function of our diplomatic teams abroad fulfilling their consular duty in that when a family moves abroad they tend to register with British embassies in order to receive consular support and such a prompt could easily and ordinarily be set up from the British embassy.

Attorney General: CPS: Serious and Organised Crime (7 Mar 2019)

Leo Docherty: What steps the CPS is taking to improve its response to serious and organised crime.

Attorney General: CPS: Serious and Organised Crime (7 Mar 2019)

Leo Docherty: How effectively does the CPS work with other law enforcement agencies to fight serious and organised crime?


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