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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief (21 Sep 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...or Belief Conference to make the final statement more inclusive of all perspectives and views to allow for a constructive exchange of views on all issues. The UK continues to fund, support and lead on initiatives related to promoting gender equality including SRHR, Women, Peace and Security and Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief (20 Sep 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...or Belief Conference to make the final statement more inclusive of all perspectives and views to allow for a constructive exchange of views on all issues. The UK continues to fund support and lead on issues of gender including on SRHR, through initiatives related to Women, Peace and Security and Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Jagtar Singh Johal (7 Sep 2022)

Stuart McDonald: I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for West Dunbartonshire (Martin Docherty-Hughes) for securing this urgent question and for his relentless campaigning on behalf of his constituent. I echo his comments 100% and agree with what he said. As I understand it, the outgoing Prime Minister has previously been absolutely clear that this is a case of arbitrary detention. Is that still the...

Cryptoassets: Regulation — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (7 Sep 2022)

Abena Oppong-Asare: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Ms Rees. I congratulate the hon. Member for West Dunbartonshire (Martin Docherty-Hughes) on securing this important debate and on setting out in detail many important issues, particularly a number of matters that he raised around fraud and things that the Government can do. He has significant expertise in this area, as is evident from what he...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Sexual Offences (5 Sep 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...alleged sexual violence to the Service Police who are trained to investigate cases of sexual violence to the same standards as the civilian police. All three Services' Police have a sexual violence lead ​who advise on policing policy and practices. The Service Police will use Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) where at all possible to aid their investigation and support the...

UK Defence Industry: Procurement (22 Jun 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...the opportunity provided by our departure from the European Union to develop better defence and security procurement regulations, which will be tailored to better meet our own needs. That will lead to the Procurement Bill, which will replace the existing set of complex public procurement ordinances with a single uniform framework. It will be simpler to use for both the Ministry of Defence...

Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: LGBT Veterans Review (22 Jun 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...its commitment in the Veterans Strategy to ensure the experience of LGBT veterans who were affected by the ban is understood, and their service valued. Such a Review requires the right person to lead it and, after careful consideration, the Prime Minister has appointed the Lord Etherton PC QC as independent Chair. The Review will begin with immediate effect. It will conclude with a final...

Ukraine: UK and NATO Military Commitment (20 Jun 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...by Russia as part of our defence Command Paper, which came out of the integrated review and was released in March 2021; many right hon. and hon. Members will have read it. Page 5, paragraph 1.4 leads with the fact that “Russia continues to pose the greatest nuclear, conventional military and sub-threshold threat to European security.” In terms of our doctrine and our response, that is...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Females (17 Jun 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...population. Proposed changes were reviewed by the Women in Ground Close Combat Forum, the Infantry Trials and Development Unit and other users in February 2022, alongside the technical clothing leads at Team Leidos. The improved garments are being trialled in Warminster by a range of users through June. Following a successful trial, the endorsed designs and sizes can be added to the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Veterans: LGBT+ People (16 Jun 2022)

Lord True: Recently, significant work has been undertaken to identify the appropriate person to lead this important and high profile review. The Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Leo Docherty MP will announce the Chair shortly. A military liaison officer has been assigned to the Review and the MoD Diversity and Inclusion Directorate is working to support the Review by coordinating pan-Defence...

Foreign Lobbying — [Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair] (25 May 2022)

Martin Docherty: ...that sounds bleak, that is because it is. But let me end with one final appeal to the Minister. It would give even this inveterate Scottish nationalist great joy to see our devolved Administrations lead the UK in implementing a proper system of lobbying regulation, which I alluded to earlier in my speech; but I am afraid, Dame Angela, that I will not be holding my breath.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Offences against Children (19 May 2022)

Leo Docherty: ..., impartial assurance mechanisms, and easily accessible welfare outlets. AFC(H) was marked as Outstanding in 2021 by Ofsted. Ofsted found that "The chief instructor, as the designated safeguarding lead, has a very good understanding of safeguarding. He is a member of the North Yorkshire Children's Safeguarding Partnership. He uses his extensive links with partner agencies to make sure that...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Veterans: Civil Service (6 Apr 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...training and support. Through the use of an exception (2) in the Recruitment Principles 2018, we are able to use innovative approaches to recruit individuals on Fixed Term Appointments, which may lead to the option of being made permanent. The Veterans scheme, launched by GFiE in 2019, provides all departments with the ability to employ Veterans or Military Partners & Spouses into real...

War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Payments (28 Mar 2022)

Carol Monaghan: ...the efforts of our armed forces, in the knowledge that military service does not come without cost. It can mean life-changing injuries, it can mean complex mental health issues, and it can, sadly, lead to death. It is for that very reason that the war pensions and armed forces compensation schemes exist. The state has an undeniable responsibility to care for those who have protected it, as...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Females (28 Mar 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...change. The Chiefs of Staff are fully committed to making the Armed Forces inclusive and respectful working environments. This is essential for operational effectiveness. They are personally leading programmes to root out remaining unacceptable behaviour in their organisations. As a direct result of this inquiry, Defence has committed to: A six-month sprint to accelerate new Women's Health...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Annington Homes (7 Mar 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...is one of the Ministry of Defence's top priorities. The Government has already announced the first phase of a bespoke humanitarian route for the people of Ukraine, for which the Home Office is the lead Government Department.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Serious Crime Unit (28 Feb 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...Crime Unit (DSCU) will be formed by the merger of the single Service Special Investigation Branches. They will be led by the Provost Marshal Serious Crime, who was appointed in January 2022 and is leading the implementation of the DSCU through to full delivery. The DSCU is not currently operational; its implementation will be conducted in two phases with a HQ function being stood up...

India-UK Trade Negotiations — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (22 Feb 2022)

Bob Blackman: ...action, and the Government are obviously maintaining our high standards of environmental protection within trade agreements. An agreement with India could represent a huge opportunity for our world-leading renewable energy industry. The Government of India recognise the need to transition towards renewable gas and plan to install 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by the end of this year....

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Health Services (22 Feb 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...grounds can be made which, if policy compliant, will enable an extension to support healthcare transition. Royal Air Force (RAF): The medical discharge process is a generous system with a long lead in time (at least 12-18 months) before a Service person is presented to the RAF Medical Board (RAFMB) for an assessment/decision, even when it may be obvious that a discharge is inevitable....

Gender Recognition Act — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (21 Feb 2022)

Martin Docherty: ...head on. Norman reminds us: “Nature demands inequality, hierarchy, subordination of the inferior to the superior—but human history” is “a series of revolts against this natural order, leading to ever greater egalitarianism.”


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