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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?

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?

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.


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