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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.

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Clause 6 - “Relevant offence” (21 Apr 2021)

Leo Docherty: ...support, so we believe that it is unnecessary to establish a statutory duty of care. Not only is Lords amendment 5 unnecessary but it could result in unintended consequences, and would be likely to lead to an increase in litigation, which would mean more of our people being subject to potentially lengthy and stressful court proceedings, which is profoundly undesirable and contrary to the...

Trespass — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Apr 2021)

Martin Docherty: ...a member of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community. These extraordinary statements are entrenched in a lot of the narratives and debates and discussions we have had over the last couple of months leading up to the police Bill and debates on it in Parliament. It has been quite horrific to hear some of the dreadful instances of racism and bigotry that our Gypsy, Traveller and Roma...

Strength of the UK’s Armed Forces (14 Apr 2021)

Stewart McDonald: ...as an attempt to deflect attention from—indeed, it is a sweetener to allies to cover up for it—the fact that we are having such grave cuts in conventional capability. That is fooling no one. I plead with the Government to drop the fallacy of trying to play one capability against the other. It is important that we invest in cyber, of course. The new threats that the Minister outlined...

Remembrance, UK Armed Forces and Society (11 Nov 2020)

David Linden: ...Borough Council. At this juncture, I also pay tribute to Phil Greene, formerly of Glasgow City Council in my own patch, who has done a sterling job on that issue as well. Combat Stress, the UK’s leading mental health charity for former servicemen and women, found that service personnel were waiting until their 60s to receive help for alcohol and substance abuse. With understandable pride...

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 35 - Environmental review ( 5 Nov 2020)

Leo Docherty: ...environmental law is achieved. In the highly unlikely event that a public authority failed to comply with a court order, the OEP would be able to bring contempt of court proceedings, which could lead to a range of sanctions being imposed by the court, potentially including fines or even imprisonment. The availability of those remedies and the strict requirement for compliance with court...

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 32 - Information notices ( 5 Nov 2020)

Leo Docherty: ...discretion concerning when to issue an information notice, the amendment may mean that it is required to take enforcement action where another authority may be better placed to do so, which could lead to overlapping enforcement activity. Placing it under a duty to serve information notices in all cases is inconsistent with its requirement to respect the integrity of other statutory regimes...

Public Bill Committee: Environment Bill: Clause 30 - Investigations ( 5 Nov 2020)

Leo Docherty: ...as possible. Although I acknowledge the positive intent behind it, the amendment is unnecessary and could hinder the OEP’s ability to make decisions in the public interest. It could also lead to the unnecessary publication of baseless allegations. On those grounds, I ask the right hon. Gentleman to withdraw the amendment.

Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Jun 2020)

Martin Docherty: ...Mirza from the pages of the Srebrenica-denying Living Marxism and the Revolutionary Communist party into the heart of No. 10 has not gone unnoticed. On Monday, the Prime Minister appointed them to lead the commission—the Government’s commission—on racial inequality, and it was greeted with some disbelief, given their well-known views on the matter. So I wonder: can the Prime...

Scottish Parliament: Consumer Scotland Bill: Stage 1 (23 Jan 2020)

Gordon MacDonald: ...on the bill in 2018, around half of those who responded said that they found the current consumer landscape in Scotland to be fragmented, complex, disjointed and confusing to navigate. Thomas Docherty of Which? said in evidence to the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee that “The Scottish Government has been very clear, and we have all said, that there is a confusing landscape for...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...Government’s Queen’s Speech, placed before the House by the Prime Minister, states: “As the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, my Government will ensure that it continues to play a leading role in global affairs, defending its interests and promoting its values.” Does my right hon. Friend agree that leaving the European Union diminishes the position of the United Kingdom of...

Armed Forces Day (26 Jun 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...) and for Milton Keynes North (Mark Lancaster), two Ministers who speak with great authority and have great empathy for the job they do, but could it be that the complexity of the system often leads to the most simple and robust solutions not being implemented? Last year, I introduced a ten-minute rule Bill to bring an armed forces representative body into being on a statutory footing....

Syria: Civilians in Idlib (18 Jun 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...them here. I have two specific points to raise with the Minister. First, in engaging with the United Nations, and maybe reforming international humanitarian law, we need to recognise that NATO leads on what is now called the importance of civilians in operational planning to ensure the protection of civilians. Secondly, with any increase in refugee numbers, will he assure existing refugees...

Gulf of Oman Oil Tanker Attacks (17 Jun 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...of democratic government. We need to be aware that that informs the present situation. While SNP Members join the Minister in his condemnation, the idea that the Government’s assessment leads to “responsibility for the attacks almost certainly” —“almost certainly” being the operative words—lying with Iran gives cause for concern. I therefore hope that the call by the United...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Facial Recognition Technology (10 Jun 2019)

Martin Docherty: What was not known during the Huawei furore was that it was a leading pioneer of facial recognition technology distinguishing between Han and Uighur citizens within the Chinese republic. Are the Government seeking to use this technology as a solution on the British border on the isle of Ireland?

China: UK policy — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] ( 7 May 2019)

Julia Lopez: Thank you for calling me to speak, Sir Edward. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Aldershot (Leo Docherty) on securing this important debate, and on setting out a very wise and thoughtful approach to relations with China. Too often in this place we concentrate on short-term issues that are driven by the news cycle, while entirely overlooking critical strategic questions that will...

Scottish Parliament: Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill ( 7 May 2019)

Maree Todd: ...shift in our approach. This week, in particular, we should recognise that devolution enables us to forge a different path. When we raise the age of criminal responsibility to 12, Scotland will be leading the way in the United Kingdom, and, unlike in some of our international neighbours, there will be no exceptions in Scotland. No child under the age of 12 in Scotland will ever again be...

Defence Industry: Scotland (30 Apr 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...is mainly in the maritime sector may change in the future. These are encouraging developments, and I only hope that the potential development of cyber and electromagnetic capabilities in Scotland leads to much growth and diversification. Again, that was discussed at the Defence Committee this morning. Let me draw my remarks to a close by reiterating my agreement with most of what was said...

Russian Annexation of Crimea (24 Apr 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...Orthodox churches, and the arrest of Archbishop Klyment last month, and the persecution of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. This attack on the most basic rights and democracy in Crimea leads me to my last point, and I hope hon. Members will allow me to indulge in a little introspection. The Russian invasion of Crimea was followed by a referendum that fraudulently stated that 97% of...


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