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Death of Alexei Navalny (19 Feb 2024)

Leo Docherty: We will continue to lead by example in terms of our provision of lethal aid and humanitarian aid, and we hope and expect that our closest allies will do the same. The impact of our provision has been very, very significant. My right hon. Friend made a good point about Putin’s leadership. What this event actually shows is the fact that Putin is fearful: fearful of those, like Mr Navalny, who...

Gaza: Humanitarian Aid and Children — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] ( 8 Feb 2024)

Leo Docherty: I am very grateful to the hon. Member for Poplar and Limehouse (Apsana Begum) for leading this important debate. I am also grateful for the sincere and passionate contributions of other right hon. and hon. Members. I am here on behalf of the Minister of State, my right hon. Friend the Member for Sutton Coldfield (Mr Mitchell). I will try to cover the points that have been raised. Four...

Kurdistan Region of Iraq — [Hannah Bardell in the Chair] ( 7 Feb 2024)

Leo Docherty: ...will pay tribute to his long-standing interest in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and his work as chair of the all-party parliamentary group. I am here in place of the noble Lord Ahmad, who is the lead Minister, but who, being in the other place, cannot be here this morning, although he will take note of this debate. I am grateful for the points raised across the House. We are all pleased to...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ukraine: Armed Conflict ( 7 Feb 2024)

Leo Docherty: The UK plays a leading role in driving international support for Ukraine. We are in constant contact with our international partners to ensure that Ukraine receives the diplomatic, military and humanitarian support it needs. The Foreign Secretary held talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to reaffirm international cooperation and support for Ukraine during his visit to Washington on...

Freedom of Religion and Belief in Nigeria — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] ( 6 Feb 2024)

Leo Docherty: ...to raise her case with the Nigerian Government, and we have called for her release and the release of those who continue to be held by terrorists. That case continues to concern us all. We are a leading provider of lifesaving humanitarian assistance to support Nigerians affected by this conflict. Since 2022, we have contributed £66.8 million to the humanitarian response in north-east...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Telecommunications ( 6 Feb 2024)

Leo Docherty: ...total communications blackouts. This is limiting the ability of Palestinians in Gaza to communicate and greatly hampers the humanitarian response. Officials are in regular contact with Paltel, the leading telecommunications company in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs). We recognise the strenuous efforts of Paltel's staff in Gaza to make repairs and maintain services, at great...

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ukraine (30 Jan 2024)

Leo Docherty: We are not out of step; we are leading the pack, and have been doing so for the last two years. Our resolve is shown by our own financial commitment but also by our permanent commitment to the UK-Ukraine relationship, which was demonstrated when the Prime Minister signed the UK-Ukraine agreement on security co-operation at the start of the year. We are in it for the long haul.

Situation in the Red Sea (24 Jan 2024)

Alec Shelbrooke: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. I have to say that I was disappointed by the approach the hon. Member for West Dunbartonshire (Martin Docherty-Hughes) took to the operations we have had to carry out in the Red sea to protect international shipping. He makes the point, perhaps reasonably, that budgets and the finances of this country are under great pressure and that there has been a cost of...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armed Conflict: Children and Civilians (18 Jan 2024)

Leo Docherty: ...is a moral, legal, and strategic imperative and essential in breaking the cycle of violence. The UK is an active member of the UNSC Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), which leads the international response to violations committed against children in conflict. As announced in the 2023 International Development White Paper, the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ukraine: International Assistance (11 Jan 2024)

Leo Docherty: The UK plays a leading role in driving international support for Ukraine. We are in constant contact with our European partners in order to: ensure Ukraine receives the diplomatic support it needs; strengthen Ukraine's military capabilities; address its humanitarian needs; support its economic resilience; and promote longer-term recovery and reconstruction. The Foreign Secretary set out the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Syria: Turkey (18 Dec 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...counterparts during visits to Ankara in September and November respectively. The UK recognises Turkey's legitimate security interests in the region but encourages restraint from activity that could lead to further destabilisation or civilian loss of life. Security and stability in the region are necessary to prevent worsening of the already serious humanitarian situation in northern Syria...

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: NATO Support for Ukraine (12 Dec 2023)

Leo Docherty: We are leading by example.

Cyber Interference: UK Democracy ( 7 Dec 2023)

Leo Docherty: .... We have robust systems in place to protect against the threat from foreign malign influence. The Minister for Security, my right hon. Friend the Member for Tonbridge and Malling (Tom Tugendhat), leads the defending democracy taskforce, which drives work to improve our resilience against these threats. Our National Cyber Security Centre, alongside Five Eyes partners, today published a...

Sri Lankan Tamils and Human Rights — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] ( 5 Dec 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...projects and programmes that help to tackle the legacy of the conflict, support civil society and democratic processes, promote gender equality, and reduce inter-community tensions. We have been a leading member of the core group of countries that work to improve human rights, justice and accountability in Sri Lanka, and we will continue to be in that core group. We have worked in the UN...

Gaza: Humanitarian Situation ( 4 Dec 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...continued work. We remain committed to making progress towards a two-state solution. Britain’s long-standing position on the middle east peace process is clear: we support a negotiated settlement leading to a safe and secure Israel living alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian state. The UK will continue to work with all partners in the region to reach a long-term political...

Ukrainian Holodomor - Motion to Take Note (23 Nov 2023)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...remove Ukrainian children, I have thought back to the conversations I had 35 years ago about Stalin’s Holodomor. Stalin’s Holodomor, like Putin’s today, was an entirely manmade catastrophe, leading to anything from 3.5 million to 5 million deaths, or possibly the figure that the noble Lord, Lord Risby, gave the House: as many as 10 million. However, motive not numbers is the issue in...

King’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (14 Nov 2023)

Baroness Uddin: ...legislation relating to science, technology and innovation, and the steps the Government took at the AI safety summit at Bletchley Park. Over the past 18 months, I have had the privilege of leading the work of the All-Party Group on the Metaverse and Web 3.0. I am grateful to my co-chair, Mr Simon Fell MP, Dr Lisa Cameron MP, the noble Lord, Lord Griffiths, and other members of the APPG...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Syria: Armed Conflict (26 Oct 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...this issue with the Turkish Foreign Minister in Ankara on 20 October. The UK recognises Turkey's legitimate security interests in the region but encourages restraint from activity that could lead to further destabilisation or civilian loss of life. Security and stability in the region are necessary to prevent worsening of the already serious humanitarian situation in northern Syria and...

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Sustainable Development — [Mrs Pauline Latham in the Chair] (17 Oct 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...WASH services by developing national adaptation plans in countries across Asia and Africa, identifying climate risk and providing technical support to Governments. The UK will continue to play a leading role, prioritising system-wide approaches, supporting political leadership and strengthening data and evidence. We had previously focused on providing first-time access to basic services....

Asbestos (National Register) (13 Sep 2023)

Andrew Percy: ...figure speaks for itself. I thank in particular my hon. Friend the Member for Loughborough (Jane Hunt), who, apart from being an excellent champion for her constituents, has done incredible work leading up to this 10-minute rule motion, including her recent Westminster Hall debate on asbestos in the workplace. As most people will be aware, asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that...


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