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Armed Forces Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) ( 8 Dec 2021)

Lord Thomas of Gresford: ..., to a panel of uniformed officers, at a court martial. Until now, the verdict of a court martial in such a case would have been by a simple majority, but I welcome the changes in this Bill that lead to a different situation. Imagine the difficulty of a junior service woman or man making a complaint of rape to her or his commanding officer, particularly if the alleged offender is senior to...

Gurkha Pensions — [Dr Rupa Huq in the Chair] (22 Nov 2021)

Leo Docherty: I am grateful for the shadow Minister’s remarks. I want to begin by putting on the record my thanks to my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent North (Jonathan Gullis) for leading this debate. I would like to reiterate the thanks that he expressed to Roy Brinkley, whom I have met more than once. I thank him for his service in the Grenadier Guards and for his continued interest in this...

Photographic Reconnaissance Unit: National Memorial — [Philip Davies in the Chair] ( 9 Nov 2021)

Leo Docherty: ...and pioneering role was played by the PRU. While technology has evolved, it is pertinent that many of the analysis methods refined during the war are still used today. Hugh Hamshaw Thomas, a leading paleobotanist at the time, employed his talents to examine the black-and-white photographs that the pilots sent back. I thought that was most interesting. Those methods are still used...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Carers ( 8 Nov 2021)

Leo Docherty: Of 107 Defence Primary Healthcare Medical Centres (practices), 95 (89%) currently have a carers lead in place.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Agnes Wanjiru (28 Oct 2021)

Leo Docherty: ..., and there is a significant risk that further public discussion would undermine the investigation into this murder and prejudice their inquiries and any trial. Whilst the Kenyan police do have the lead for this investigation, I can assure you that the Royal Military Police are fully engaged in assisting them.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Radicalism (27 Oct 2021)

Leo Docherty: ...D&I, behaviours, service complaints and the service justice policy areas for the first time. This D&I Directorate has a pan-Defence responsibility for D&I and through cohering activity, sharing leading practice, assessing and assuring progress, it will support ​a more inclusive and operationally effective ​organisation. Defence ​continues to implement the recommendations from the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Young People (25 Oct 2021)

Leo Docherty: ...' earlier this year. Ofsted were particularly impressed by the strong ethos of emotional and psychological safety at AFC Harrogate, where dedicated safeguarding, mental health and wellbeing leads support students at the college. Service personnel aged under 18 are not deployed on hostile operations outside the UK or on any operations where they could be exposed to hostilities. All new...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Asylum (23 Sep 2021)

Leo Docherty: ...nationals who were relocated under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy and during the recent evacuation are well supported as they start their new lives in the UK. The Home Office is the lead government department for Afghan resettlement and is working with charities and third sector organisations to deliver support in bridging accommodation. Defence is engaged with the Home...

Defence: Topical Questions (20 Sep 2021)

Ben Wallace: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for her question. The Minister for Defence People and Veterans, my hon. Friend the Member for Aldershot (Leo Docherty), is leading the charge here. Some of those people who are arriving here are finding the outlook strange and confusing—they have literally taken off one uniform, got on a plane and arrived in the United Kingdom. We in the Defence Department...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence Guard Service: Conditions of Employment (13 Sep 2021)

Leo Docherty: It is estimated that the introduction of Operational MGS Employment Contracts will lead to savings of some £63 million over 10 years.

Elections Bill ( 7 Sep 2021)

Martin Docherty: .... On assisting those who are excluded, there has been no mention so far, for example, of the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma community. A proportion of the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma community still lead a nomadic lifestyle, and they will find it extremely difficult—moving from local authority to local authority or between the nations of the United Kingdom—to access a specific local authority...

Afghanistan (18 Aug 2021)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: ...of their number, and we could see that the psychological stress on those soldiers was immense. I say to the Minister for Defence People and Veterans, my hon. Friend the Member for Aldershot (Leo Docherty), who is on the Front Bench today, “Please, do all you can to support our veterans at what is bound to be a really difficult time for them.” We need to look at the short term and the...

Armed Forces Bill: Clause 8 - Armed forces covenant (13 Jul 2021)

Leo Docherty: ...move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. I want to reiterate my thanks to all hon. and right hon. Members for their thoughtful and constructive contributions today. I have been honoured to lead on this Bill that further enshrines the armed forces covenant into law. Ultimately, the Bill is for the armed forces, its serving personnel, veterans and their families, and I pay tribute to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Directors ( 5 Jul 2021)

Leo Docherty: ...ministry-of-defen ce-annual-report-and-accounts-2019-to-2020 The Department's report and accounts for 2021-22 will be published in due course, in the usual way. Departmental boards provide strategic leadership for each central Government department, as well as advising on/challenging how the department is performing. Each board is chaired by the Secretary of State and includes junior...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Government Assistance ( 5 Jul 2021)

Leo Docherty: ...so that the UK becomes the best place in the world to be a veteran. Later this year we will publish the next iteration of the Veterans Strategy Action Plan setting how we’ll ensure veterans can lead successful civilian lives, this will build on the steps we have already taken through improved support for employment, housing and access to healthcare.

Armed Forces Bill: Clause 1 - Duration of Armed Forces Act 2006 (23 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: It does not need to include Government Departments, because that provision is already made. There are Ministers in every Department holding the lead for veterans’ issues, and the Secretary of State is accountable in his annual report. Therefore, the provision for making central Government accountable is already in place.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Deepcut Barracks: Death (23 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: ..., with assistance offered by the Royal Military Police where requested. There is an agreement between the civil and service police which clearly states that the local Home Office Police Force will lead all investigations involving death or very serious injury that occurs on MOD property in the United Kingdom.

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Report of the Select Committee on the Armed Forces BIll (22 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: ...home. And the NHS is working to ensure the option of face-to-face support is provided to people with serious mental health illnesses across all ages where it is clinically safe to do so. This leads me on to the Committee’s next recommendation that further work must be done to ensure that the principle of “priority treatment” is better understood by both veterans and service...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Office for Veterans' Affairs (17 May 2021)

Leo Docherty: The Office for Veterans’ Affairs is currently established for 22 staff. Those numbers are kept under review to ensure it has sufficient capacity to lead the Government’s delivery of the Veterans Strategy, working in concert with the many Departments that contribute to this. The OVA has an office in the Cabinet Office estate. Staff are able to work from there, or other Cabinet Office...

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Schedule 1 - Excluded offences for the purposes of section 6 (27 Apr 2021)

Leo Docherty: ...Government amendments in lieu will satisfy the House of Lords in respect of relevant offences, and they demonstrate our continued commitment to strengthening the rule of law and to maintaining our leading role in upholding the rules-based international system.


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