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Ukraine — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Dec 2017)

Martin Docherty: ...in Ukraine. The illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea by the Government of the Russian Federation—I say that deliberately; it is not by the Russian nation but by the Government who lead it—has been the biggest challenge to European security since the Balkan conflicts. The current destabilisation of eastern Ukraine must be similarly condemned and we must be robust in our defence...

UK Amphibious Capability — [James Gray in the Chair] (21 Nov 2017)

Wayne David: ...1,000 Royal Marines are lost, that capability will effectively come to an end. We have heard from right hon. and hon. Members with great knowledge and expertise, whose views largely echo those of leading figures in the armed forces, including the former First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas. His evidence to the Defence Committee last week has already been quoted, but I shall quote...

Defence Aerospace Industrial Strategy (16 Nov 2017)

Leo Docherty: ...component of the excellent national shipbuilding strategy. I would like to see that sort of ethos in a future defence aviation and aerospace strategy, because being able to export our world-leading defence exports is not just a matter of good commerce and domestic jobs; it is also a matter of our global standing, global reach and global power.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Armed Forces (Statute of Limitations) ( 1 Nov 2017)

Richard Benyon: ...who ended his career as a senior warrant officer. He has a severe heart condition and only 11% kidney function. The allegations against him relate to an incident in 1974 when a patrol he was leading in Northern Ireland—this was a time of intense terrorist activity—fired on an individual, who was killed. In 1975, he was told that no action would be taken against him or any member of...

Backbench Business: Defence Capability — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Oct 2017)

Tobias Ellwood: ...and the ability to shape the world around us and to play a role on the international stage, and that comes about because of what our armed forces can do. We are recognised as the world’s leading soft power because our professional armed forces are respected and revered not just by our allies, but by our adversaries. We follow a transparent agenda and in a changing, challenging world,...

Venezuela: Political Situation — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] ( 5 Sep 2017)

Martin Docherty: ...thousands injured and the brutal Government crackdown, including the arrests of thousands of mainly peaceful opponents and demonstrators, as well as members of the Venezuelan National Assembly, can lead to no other conclusion than that the Venezuelan Government, their military and police forces have lost any democratic mandate they were seeking in July. Let me be clear on behalf of the...

Armed Forces (19 Jul 2017)

Douglas Chapman: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Roger. I congratulate the hon. Member for Aldershot (Leo Docherty) on bringing the issue before the House. It is one that affects us all, irrespective of our background. I have been struck by the thoughtful, intelligent and knowledgeable contributions to the debate, which have done the House proud. All roads lead back to the last...

Kurdistan Region in Iraq — [Philip Davies in the Chair] ( 4 Jul 2017)

Leo Docherty: .... Their position is now a strong one and the impending liberation of Mosul is a testament to the sacrifices that they and their allies have made. It is the current disposition in Iraq today that leads to my second point.

Housing and Social Security (22 Jun 2017)

Simon Clarke: ...said: “Except for ‘going over the top’ in war, there is hardly any experience so alarming as giving one’s maiden speech.” I pay tribute to my hon. Friends the Members for Aldershot (Leo Docherty) and for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk (John Lamont) for giving such excellent examples today. MacMillan, like me, was a Teesside MP, sitting for Stockton South, which was so ably...

Backbench Business (16 Mar 2017)

Martin Docherty: .... I hope the Minister will take their points on board. I feel for the Minister, because I am led to believe that there will be a closure in his own constituency, which must be going down like a lead balloon. Although I agree with the arguments put forward by colleagues, there are special circumstances that set the Alexandria jobcentre apart. The catchment area shares similar...

Leaving the Eu: the Rural Economy: DWP Policies and Low-income Households (17 Jan 2017)

Martin Docherty: ...situation. I hope the Minister can deny that. Added to the problem is a huge backlog of what is known in the Department as “tasks”, many of which are computer generated and unnecessary. This leads to double-handling, where more than one account developer is dealing with one claim. Staff in Bolton, Glasgow or Dundee could all be clearing tasks from the same claim on the same day. Will...

BHS (20 Oct 2016)

Martin Docherty: The hon. Lady mentions due diligence. When I attended the Committee sessions, it seemed as though the blind were leading the blind. This was bigger than just Green; the trustees’ lack of governance was extraordinary.

Speaker’S Statement (Select Committee Chairs): House of Lords Reform and Size of the House of Commons (19 Oct 2016)

Chris Skidmore: ...a reduction in the number of seats to 500. It is unfortunate that not a single Liberal Democrat is present today to discuss House of Lords reform. The hon. Member for West Dunbartonshire (Martin Docherty-Hughes) made a lively and hyperbolic speech in which, perhaps somewhat disconcertingly, he demonstrated his expert knowledge of the “Carry On” movies. My hon. Friend and neighbour...

Healthcare (Devon): Type 26 Frigates: Clyde (18 Oct 2016)

Martin Docherty: ...problem of a continuing lack of investment in the Clyde yards, putting their long-term future at risk and jeopardising the jobs and skills of thousands of workers at Govan and Scotstoun. In the lead-up to the announcement of the plans for the Type 26 programme, the workers at those two yards were offered a clear quid pro quo. There would be a significant restructuring in the workforce,...

Dog Meat (South Korea) — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (12 Sep 2016)

Paul Monaghan: I congratulate the hon. Member for Hertsmere (Oliver Dowden) on leading this debate so effectively, and also congratulate other Members on contributing in a very positive and intelligent manner. E-petition 120702 has attracted over 100,000 signatures —many from Scotland—and I feel that reflects widespread concern across the nations of the UK about animal welfare generally, and the...

Points of Order: [2nd Day] (14 Jul 2016)

Martin Docherty: I am grateful for the intervention from the hon. and gallant Member, whose opinion I often taken on board. I will come to his point further in my speech. The actions in the lead-up to the invasion had a detrimental and fundamental impact on confidence in our democracy and parliamentary system. We must use the report to rebuild that confidence and trust, as we risk so much if we do not. That...

Fireworks — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] ( 6 Jun 2016)

Yvonne Fovargue: ...that loud bangs and bright lights can cause distress to animals. I have had to sit in a garage with my cats for long periods, because it happens not just on fireworks night but in the period leading up to it and at other times. On the other hand, the fireworks industry, equally understandably, points to the potential loss of jobs if there were further restriction, and to the public’s...

Aviation Noise (18 May 2016)

Hannah Bardell: ..., which holds 42%, NATS staff who own 5%, UK airport operator LHR Airports Limited with 4%, and the Government who hold 49%. The Airline Group comprises a number of private companies, including leading companies and airlines, and its website is open and informative. I will not list all those private companies, but some are airlines. Call me a conspiracy theorist, Mr Speaker, but I cannot...

Iraq Inquiry Report (14 Apr 2016)

Martin Docherty: ...go to war, on what I perceive as an illegal basis and a lie, will have profound consequences not just on those in the Public Gallery, but on the children being born now and the lives that they will lead in the future.” Much has been made of using the Chilcot report, as stated in previous debates, as a mirror to reflect on the events leading up to the invasion and on the war itself. More...

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Office: Sheffield — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (24 Feb 2016)

Martin Docherty: ...praised by Professor Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel prize-winning economist, when he said: “Tackling inequality is the foremost challenge that many governments face. Scotland’s Economic Strategy leads the way in identifying the challenges and provides a strong vision for change.” Data from 2012-13 show that income inequality is lower in Scotland, and the gender gap in employment in...


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