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Cryptocurrency Regulation (13 Jun 2023)

Andrew Griffith: ..., my hon. Friend the Member for South Cambridgeshire (Anthony Browne), who will redouble the Government’s focus on tackling fraud. On regulation, the hon. Member for West Dunbartonshire (Martin Docherty-Hughes) will recall that we recently passed secondary legislation covering cryptoasset financial promotions, which has now been passed by both Houses of Parliament. The regulators are...

Council of Europe ( 8 Jun 2023)

David Rutley: ...sides of the House speak up unanimously in favour of this important institution, with heartfelt gratitude for its existence. The Minister for Europe, my hon. Friend the Member for Aldershot (Leo Docherty), would have been delighted to take part in this debate, but he was not available to attend. It is therefore my pleasure to respond on behalf of the Government. I wish to...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Developing Countries: Education (26 May 2023)

Leo Docherty: Addressing barriers to education is an FCDO priority. When learning outcomes are poor, lower value is placed on education and girls are more likely to drop out of school. This can lead to child marriage or child labour. We have invested in research programmes to understand how best to tackle learning poverty, including links to nutrition. The UK is also a leading donor to Education Cannot...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Crimes of Violence: Children (25 May 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...women and children. Helen Grant OBE MP is the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Girls Education and her advocacy includes tackling violence as a barrier to education. We also continue to make leading contributions to the global evidence base through our What Works to Prevent Violence programme, including interventions to prevent violence against children.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ukraine: Food (22 May 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...a positive that Russia has dropped its deadline of 18 May and the deal will now continue until the next official deadline of 18 July, we urge Russia to abide by this commitment. The UK has been a leading voice on the international stage in calling Russia out for destabilising the deal and will continue to hold Russia to account if it continues to use food as a weapon.

Psilocybin Treatments (18 May 2023)

Karin Smyth: ...of the Labour party. I am pleased to be here, I serve, it is beyond my paygrade as to who or why someone is here, but I am pleased to be here. Like the hon. Member for West Dunbartonshire (Martin Docherty-Hughes) I too needed to appraise myself of the details of this subject, and that is one advantage of being able to speak from the health team. For more than 50 years we have been...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Central Asia: Climate Change (18 May 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...and applying hydrogen technology. The Minister for Europe has also raised climate issues in meetings with interlocutors from Central Asia, and we have dedicated officials based in the region who lead on climate and environmental matters for the UK. We provide funding to a number of projects in the region which aim to improve climate cooperation and reduce the emissions produced by the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Central Asia: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (15 May 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...and applying hydrogen technology. The Minister for Europe has also raised climate issues in meetings with interlocutors from Central Asia, and we have dedicated officials based in the region who lead on climate and environmental matters for the UK. We provide funding to a number of projects in the region which aim to improve climate cooperation, and reduce the emissions produced by the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Russia: Political Prisoners ( 3 May 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...of Foreign Affairs and we will continue to press for medical treatment and his release. We have also sanctioned those responsible for the mistreatment of political prisoners. We are taking a leading role in multilateral fora such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Council of Europe and the UN Human Rights Council to raise the issue of political prisoners' plight.

Georgia (27 Apr 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...NATO for Georgia will deliver greater prosperity and security. The UK will continue to support Georgia in its implementation of the EU association agreement and its NATO commitments. We continue to lead calls in NATO to step up practical and political support to Georgia as a matter of urgency. We have heard concerns during this debate that actions of the current Government of Georgia...

Hunger: East Africa and the Horn of Africa — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Apr 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...applaud the tireless efforts of the brave and dedicate humanitarian staff working in extremely challenging and hazardous conditions. We are committed to alleviating suffering, and we are playing a leading role in the international humanitarian response. We met our commitment last financial year to providing at least £156 million of humanitarian aid across east Africa. That aid has...

Backbench Business: Whistleblowing Awareness Week — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (23 Mar 2023)

Mary Robinson: ...Heston (Seema Malhotra), at the launch and we had unanimity. It is a rare thing in this place to have everybody singing from the same hymn sheet, political though it may be. I hope that that will lead us to some success. I am reassured by the Minister’s words regarding the review. It is probably the first time that I have heard “very, very soon”, rather than “soon” or...

Backbench Business: Relations with China: Xi Jinping Presidency — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (16 Mar 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...I am thankful to him for that. The UK has led international efforts to hold China to account for that through the United Nations and our sanctions regime. We were the first country to step up to lead a joint statement on China’s human rights record in Xinjiang at the United Nations. Since that first statement in 2019, we have worked tirelessly to broaden the network of countries speaking...

Scottish Parliament: International Women’s Day 2023 ( 8 Mar 2023)

Clare Adamson: ..., Professor Dame Anne Glover, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Professor Dame Muffy Calder, and Professor Lesley Yellowlees are all pioneers in their field, as is Professor Sheila Rowan, who is leading the way on experimentation with gravitational waves. In my field of computing science, Gillian Docherty is the chief commercial officer at the University of Strathclyde and a former...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan: Refugees (10 Feb 2023)

Leo Docherty: Confirmation of a place on ACRS Pathway 3 is subject to providing biometrics at a Visa Application Centre in a third country and passing security checks. FCDO are leading on the processing of Year 1 of ACRS Pathway 3. Beyond the first year of Pathway 3, the Government will continue to work with likeminded international partners and NGOs to welcome wider groups of Afghans at risk. Further...

Governor of Xinjiang: UK Visit ( 9 Feb 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...to which they are subject. That point needs to be set out clearly to China. It is only right that people responsible for human rights violations are confronted on these issues. The UK has played a leading role in international efforts to hold China to account on Xinjiang. In 2019, we became the first country to step up to lead a joint statement on China’s actions in Xinjiang at the UN....

Cryptocurrency Regulation (25 Jan 2023)

Andrew Griffith: ...Lesmahagow (Dr Cameron) on securing this debate on crypto regulation, which follows the first debate on cryptoassets, led by her fellow party member the hon. Member for West Dunbartonshire (Martin Docherty-Hughes) in September last year. The hon. Lady is absolutely right that this is an important sector for innovation, and I commend her and the crypto and digital assets all-party...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan: Home Country Nationals (23 Jan 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...or with the UK Government in Afghanistan in exposed or meaningful roles and may include an offer of relocation to the UK. The ARAP scheme launched on 1 April 2021 and remains open. The MOD is the lead department for the ARAP scheme, but the FCDO assesses eligibility for a small number of applicants who state that they worked for or alongside the FCDO. FCDO missions overseas support through...

Jagtar Singh Johal (19 Jan 2023)

Leo Docherty: I am grateful to the hon. Member for West Dunbartonshire (Martin Docherty-Hughes) for calling this debate, and I am grateful for the contributions of other Members, including the Opposition Front-Bench spokespersons, the hon. Members for Edinburgh North and Leith (Deidre Brock) and for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West), and my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman). I...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ukraine: Armed Conflict (16 Jan 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...to the Atrocity Crimes Advisory (ACA) Group, to support Ukraine's domestic investigations and prosecution of core international crimes, including sexual violence and crimes against children. We are leading the conflict-related sexual violence strand of the ACA. The UK has also made a £1 million contribution, in addition to our £10.5 million annual contribution, to support the...


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