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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Procurement (4 Mar 2019)

Leo Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps is he taking to support SMEs in the Defence supply chain to develop innovative technologies.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Feb 2019)

Leo Docherty: Will my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister join me in thanking the Home Secretary for making it very clear that those who join or support terrorist organisations abroad do not deserve British citizenship and that this Government are not a soft touch for terrorists?

Points of Order: Defence (18 Feb 2019)

Leo Docherty: I am grateful for this opportunity to speak in the debate today. I am pleased that the Minister chose to use this opportunity to lay out the challenge of transformation that our national defence faces in this era. I have been pleased to see the outline that the Ministry of Defence has given this in the modernising defence programme, following the doctrine of the need to mobilise, to modernise...

Points of Order: Defence (18 Feb 2019)

Leo Docherty: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. Moving on swiftly—we will also bring our allies with us. We are committed to NATO, but we need to demonstrate that commitment by exercising at scale. Perhaps we could do a “brigade plus” exercise in Poland to show resolve against threats on our eastern flank. We need to nurture sovereign industries, such as the ones in my constituency, which in turn nurture...

Points of Order: Defence (18 Feb 2019)

Leo Docherty: I frequently see serving soldiers in Aldershot, the home of the British Army, some of whom were previously in my own command when I was back in the Scots Guards. I am always there to help them, and any serving member always knows that if they have any kind of personal problem, they can go and see their platoon commander.

Points of Order: Defence (18 Feb 2019)

Leo Docherty: I would just like to dispel some of the gloom that has been spread by the Opposition in relation to the morale of our armed forces. I frequently meet members of the armed forces in my constituency of Aldershot, which is the home of the British Army. I meet fine young men and women from 1st Battalion the Scots Guards, 1st Battalion the Grenadier Guards, 4 Rifles and the Queen’s Gurkha...

Points of Order: Defence (18 Feb 2019)

Leo Docherty: My right hon. Friend is being extremely generous with his time. In describing the expansive nature of our military presence globally, does he agree with me that the new naval facility in Bahrain, and the activities and patrolling carried out by the Royal Navy there, are an important demonstration that we are committed to the security of the Gulf and to providing reassurance about the free...

Points of Order: Defence (18 Feb 2019)

Leo Docherty: I declare an interest in that we both visited that facility, with several other parliamentary colleagues, on a very useful visit last year.

Points of Order: Defence (18 Feb 2019)

Leo Docherty: My right hon. Friend is painting an interesting picture of our defence requirement. When it comes to cyber-security, both in terms of defence and offence, is he confident and reassured that cyber-capability will be front and centre in the modernising defence programme as it moves from adoption to reality?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (18 Feb 2019)

Leo Docherty: The Brigade of Gurkhas has given courageous and loyal service to this country for two centuries. Does the Minister agree that it would be a good idea for us to recruit more of them?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Census: Nepal (14 Feb 2019)

Leo Docherty: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to include Nepalese as an ethnicity category in the 2021 census.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Gurkhas: Recruitment (13 Feb 2019)

Leo Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to recruit more Gurkhas into the British Army; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Gurkhas: Pensions (12 Feb 2019)

Leo Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to increase the pension for former Gurkha soldiers; and if will he make a statement.

Attorney General: Soldiers and Veterans: Protection from Prosecution (31 Jan 2019)

Leo Docherty: What steps the Government are taking to protect soldiers and veterans from prosecution.

Attorney General: Soldiers and Veterans: Protection from Prosecution (31 Jan 2019)

Leo Docherty: Does the Attorney General agree that we need urgently to derogate from the European convention on human rights? Apart from anything else, it is the right thing to do. It is also on page 41 of the Conservative party manifesto, and there is clearly overwhelming public support for protecting our soldiers and veterans from legal pursuit.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [9th Allotted Day] (15 Jan 2019)

Leo Docherty: I rise to support the deal—I do so as someone who voted to leave the European Union, like 58% of my constituents—because in my judgment it is the only sane and sensible path to an orderly Brexit that will allow us to reset our relations with the European Union, not as an unwilling member of the federal club, but as a close friend and ally. When we do this reset, we must bear in mind the...

Armed Forces (Derogation from European Convention on Human Rights) (9 Jan 2019)

Leo Docherty: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require Her Majesty’s Government to derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights in its application to the conduct of members of the armed forces participating in combat operations overseas; and for connected purposes. I seek this Bill to ensure that our armed forces are protected from legal pursuit and that the resolve and...

Armed Forces (Derogation from European Convention on Human Rights) (9 Jan 2019)

Leo Docherty: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require Her Majesty’s Government to derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights in its application to the conduct of members of the armed forces participating in combat operations overseas; and for connected purposes. I seek this Bill to ensure that our armed forces are protected from legal pursuit and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment Trends (7 Jan 2019)

Leo Docherty: What assessment the Government have made of trends in the level of employment since 2010.


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