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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: 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: 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: 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.”

Work and Pensions: Armed Forces Champions in Jobcentres ( 7 Feb 2022)

Mims Davies: In April 2021, we updated the offer in our jobcentres, boosting our network of armed forces champions to 50, supported by 11 area leads. They are focused on providing key support to our veterans and other members of the armed forces community to ensure that their talents and abilities are recognised and that they can move quickly on to their next step. I saw that in action on Thursday at the...

Cop26: Topical Questions (19 Jan 2022)

Martin Docherty: Two years ago, Together Energy was providing 350 jobs in my constituency, leading on innovation for small and medium-sized utility companies. Yesterday, it went bust. While his Prime Minister and his Chancellor are missing in action doing other stuff, can the Minister tell me what his Government and Ofgem are doing to support small and medium-sized utility companies deliver zero emissions and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Information Officers (10 Jan 2022)

Leo Docherty: The current number of media relations officers (press officers) within the Directorate of Defence Communications, the central lead for Defence Communications within the MOD is 18 posts. The number has remained broadly consistent since financial year (FY) 2016-17 as per the table below. Data for FY 2015-16 is not held. FY DDC Media Relation Officers 2016-17 17 2017-18 18 2018-19...

Consular Support for British Citizens ( 9 Dec 2021)

Hannah Bardell: ...regard and would like to work with more. I will reach out to the hon. Gentleman on that. We also heard from my hon. Friends the Members for Angus (Dave Doogan) and for West Dunbartonshire (Martin Docherty-Hughes), and the Opposition spokesperson, the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West). They have all spoken passionately about devastating cases in their constituencies....

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