Results 1–20 of 75 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Leo Docherty

UK Digital and Tech Industries — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (18 Apr 2018)

Leo Docherty: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairwomanship, Ms McDonagh. I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for St Albans (Mrs Main) for calling this important debate. I will talk briefly, but first I want to put in context the importance of the digital sector to our country’s economic output. We must bear in mind that the digital industries make up 4% of all employment and 7% of...

UK Digital and Tech Industries — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (18 Apr 2018)

Leo Docherty: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is remarkable and commendable that 99.8% of all new digital firms are small and medium-sized enterprises, and that this is a reflection of the organic strength in this space in the UK?

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Leo Docherty: rose—

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Leo Docherty: The right hon. Gentleman mentions a vote; had there been a vote in this place last week to protect innocent civilians in Syria, how would he have voted?

Syria (16 Apr 2018)

Leo Docherty: I am very grateful for the Prime Minister’s robust action over the weekend. Given that this action has been legal, precise and timely, would she agree that those who seek to play politics around this issue by raising spurious legal questions do a great disservice to their office and a grave disservice to the innocent civilians in Syria who have faced the horror of chemical attack?

EU Referendum: Electoral Law: National Security and Russia (26 Mar 2018)

Leo Docherty: Conservative Members will welcome the Opposition’s somewhat tardy acceptance of Russian culpability for the crimes in Salisbury. What, in the Foreign Secretary’s judgment, has brought about that change of heart?

EU Referendum: Electoral Law: National Security and Russia (26 Mar 2018)

Leo Docherty: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is important to consider the fact that the Leader of the Opposition is on record publicly as stating his belief that NATO should be closed down? Does my hon. Friend agree that that sends a deep signal of alarm across these Benches?

EU Referendum: Electoral Law: National Security and Russia (26 Mar 2018)

Leo Docherty: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

EU Referendum: Electoral Law: National Security and Russia (26 Mar 2018)

Leo Docherty: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [Lords] (19 Mar 2018)

Leo Docherty: I am very pleased that the Bill is being introduced, but will my hon. Friend give us a little more detail about how information about the changes will be spread? My constituency is lucky to benefit from the work of the North East Hampshire Domestic Abuse Forum, led by the magnificent Karen Evans, which does a tremendous job of spreading such information. What provision does the Bill make for...

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

Leo Docherty: In my brief remarks, I will consider the security situation with regard to European affairs and the impact that it can and should have on our defence spending. My approach to Russia, which is the most urgent security challenge when it comes to European affairs, would be one of peace through strength. We must consider that attitude at a time when our own military strength has been...

Business of the House (15 Mar 2018)

Leo Docherty: I commend my right hon. Friend for the hard work and determination she has shown to deal with bullying and harassment of all kinds in Westminster. Can we please have a statement on the bullying inquiry that she has proposed this week? Can she confirm that the inquiry will not look at individual cases but will instead look at whether the Respect policy as a whole is working for staff in this place?

Women and Work — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (14 Mar 2018)

Leo Docherty: I pay tribute to the work that my hon. Friend has done, both before coming to the House and while here, to encourage women to engage in politics. It is the duty of all parliamentarians to encourage that. It is a matter of regret to me that we have only ever had male MPs for Aldershot. That is not something I want to change too soon, but I am pleased to have some female constituents here...

Women and Work — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (14 Mar 2018)

Leo Docherty: I am very pleased that my hon. Friend has been able to secure this important debate and I am pleased to be here. I agree that having women in the workplace is not just good for women. It is also good for men. I pay personal tribute to the fact that my hon. Friend embodies that maxim through her contributions to parliamentary business. She touched elegantly on her personal experience and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Mar 2018)

Leo Docherty: In my constituency, Farnborough, in the borough of Rushmoor, is the birthplace of British aviation and is now home to a thriving range of aviation, aerospace and defence businesses—including Airbus, with its Zephyr. Will my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister join me in extending our best wishes to the Zephyr team as they look forward to making a world-record-breaking attempt for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Mar 2018)

Leo Docherty: In advance of the Prime Minister’s meeting this afternoon with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, does she agree that the kingdom is in fact a force for tremendous stability in a very turbulent region? Will she offer reassurance to the Crown Prince that this country will stand with him in his efforts to bring modernity, development and reform to our very important middle eastern ally?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (5 Mar 2018)

Leo Docherty: Today’s Daily Telegraph continues to report grave concerns about the Iraq fatality investigations unit. Will the Minister agree to urgently review the case of Major Robert Campbell and offer reassurance to our service community that the bond of trust between soldiers and the Government remains intact?

Ministry of Defence (26 Feb 2018)

Leo Docherty: Thank you for calling me to speak, Mr Deputy Speaker. We are considering the way in which the Ministry of Defence spends its money, and I want to draw attention to an instance of the MOD spending money in a very unwise way. It is my belief that its funding of the Iraq Fatality Investigations unit is a misuse of MOD money—taxpayers’ money—that allows the unit to pursue...

Ministry of Defence (26 Feb 2018)

Leo Docherty: My hon. Friend asks a pertinent question. It utterly diminishes the faith that our servicemen and women have in the Government’s commitment to minding soldiers’ backs. Soldiers deploy with the good faith that, no matter what, as long as they act honourably, the Government will back them up. Of course, soldiers expect to be held to the highest standard with regard to the law. That...


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