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Financial Services and Markets Bill: Schedule 7 - Accountability of the Payment Systems Regulator ( 7 Dec 2022)

Andrew Griffith: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. It has been a privilege to lead on this Bill’s progression through the House, and I extend my thanks to hon. Members on both sides for their collaborative engagement, challenge and scrutiny. I extend particular thanks to the Chairs of the Public Bill Committee, my right hon. Friend the Member for Basingstoke (Dame Maria Miller) and...

Backbench Business: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women — [Julie Elliott in the Chair] ( 1 Dec 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...to this powerful and forthright debate. I am grateful to the hon. Member for Bristol South (Karin Smyth) and my hon. Friend the Member for Thurrock (Jackie Doyle-Price) for calling the debate and leading off. I should say that this subject sits in the portfolio of the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, my right hon. Friend the Member for Sutton Coldfield...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Academic Technology Approval Scheme (23 Nov 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...in their conversations with the sector. It is not possible to make a calculation of the impact of delays to course start dates as a result of ATAS assessments because not all ATAS applications lead to a visa application and courses start throughout the year.

War in Ukraine: Illicit Finance — [Clive Efford in the Chair] (17 Nov 2022)

Leo Docherty: ..., and to respond to the debate on the Government’s behalf. I thank all Members for a constructive and useful debate. I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Isle of Wight (Bob Seely) for leading the debate. I acknowledge his long-standing interest and expertise in this field. We are grateful to the members of the Foreign Affairs Committee for producing this extremely useful...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan: Development Aid (17 Nov 2022)

Leo Docherty: The UK has played a leading role in the release of the almost $2 billion funds held within the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund and Asian Development Bank to support the Afghan people. We have led international conversations on support within the education and livelihoods sectors and are working closely with international partners on future engagement in Afghanistan. We have committed...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan: Humanitarian Aid (16 Nov 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...On 11 January 2022, the UN launched an appeal for $4.4 billion for 2022, the largest humanitarian appeal on record, reflecting the magnitude of the humanitarian challenge ahead. The UK has played a leading role in responding. On 31 March 2022, the UK co-hosted a donor conference with the UN, Qatar and Germany at which the UK committed £286 million for this financial year. The conference...

Ukraine (14 Nov 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...by the Russian leadership themselves. The hon. Member for Cardiff South and Penarth (Stephen Doughty) gave some good reflections on the impressive sight of President Zelensky visiting Kherson, leading from the front as ever. I was grateful for his remarks about that. He speaks from a position of knowledge, having visited Kyiv recently. I am grateful for his constructive and positive tone,...

Sri Lanka ( 9 Nov 2022)

Leo Docherty: I am pleased to respond to this debate and I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Carshalton and Wallington (Elliot Colburn) for leading it. I also thank the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Sarah Olney), the right hon. Member for East Ham (Sir Stephen Timms) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet (Theresa Villiers) for securing it. We have heard a number of moving...

Cryptoasset Promotions in Sport ( 8 Nov 2022)

Stuart Andrew: ...accountable on that point—for example, as we have heard, the Advertising Standards Authority ruled that some of the adverts promoting Arsenal’s fan tokens through their partnership were “misleading” and “irresponsible”, with insufficient warnings of the risks involved. My hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme mentioned the incredibly damaging collapse of Football...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Russia: Ukraine ( 3 Nov 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...Ukrainian. Martial law likely serves to justify ongoing efforts forcibly to deport and conscript Ukrainians in the region and impose further repression on civilians. The UK will continue to play a leading role upholding Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and will work with the global community so that those responsible are held to account.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ukraine: Energy ( 3 Nov 2022)

Leo Docherty: The UK is a leading donor in support of Ukraine, with support totalling approximately £3.8 billion. To date, that assistance includes £22 million of support in the energy sector. This includes £7 million for over 850 generators to ensure vital facilities, such as hospitals, have power; £10 million to the Energy Community's support fund to help Ukraine's efforts to repair infrastructure...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ukraine: Power Stations ( 2 Nov 2022)

Leo Docherty: The UK is a leading donor in support of Ukraine, with support totalling approximately £3.8 billion. To date, that assistance includes £22 million of support in the energy sector: £7 million for over 850 generators to ensure vital facilities, such as hospitals, have power; £10 million to the Energy Community's support fund to help Ukraine's efforts to repair infrastructure and reconnect...

Global Food Security — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (26 Oct 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...research has been important to the Foreign Office’s work. Our support enables bodies such as CIGR—the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, which is the world’s leading agricultural science and innovation organisation—to release new climate-resilient wheat varieties, which help millions of farmers to increase the resilience of their crops to drought...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ukraine: Arms Trade (25 Oct 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...close consultation with representatives of the United Nations on relevant aspects of the conflict in Ukraine, although the United Nations does not supply or fund weapons for Ukraine. The UK plays a leading international role in supplying and funding military aid for Ukraine, alongside our allies. In July, the Secretary of State for Defence announced the UK-led International Fund for...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Pakistan: Floods (19 Oct 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...including providing sanitation, shelter, and multi-purpose cash grants to those affected, and includes £5 million in matched funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee which has been disbursed to leading charities to respond to immediate needs.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ukraine: British Nationals Abroad (17 Oct 2022)

Leo Docherty: We are grateful to the Ukrainian Government's leading role in securing the release in September of five British Nationals who had been detained by Russian proxies in non-government held areas of Ukraine. Tragically, this was not the case for one of those detained, and our thoughts remain with the family of Paul Urey. We continue to call on Russia to comply with International Humanitarian Law,...

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...


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