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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Kosovo: Peace Keeping Operations (22 Sep 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...aimed at supporting Kosovo's efforts to deliver reforms that are crucial for its longer term resilience. The UK also contributes troops and continues to offer a Strategic Reserve Force to the NATO-led Force in Kosovo (KFOR) which is a battalion-sized high readiness Strategic Reserved Force based in the UK.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan: Minority Groups (22 Sep 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...human rights monitoring, including of risks to Hazara and other minorities, in the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan mandate. We also supported a UN Human Rights Council resolution that led to the appointment of Richard Bennett as Special Rapporteur. His recent report to the Human Rights Council included an assessment of the situation for the Hazara and other minorities: we are working...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (22 Sep 2022)

Leo Docherty: The UK Government continues to work with the Armenian and Azerbaijani Governments to encourage them to engage with the OSCE Minsk Group and the EU-led negotiations process to secure a sustainable and peaceful settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Against the background of renewed hostilities and loss of life, senior diplomats have stressed to the Armenian and Azerbaijani Ambassadors to...

Cryptoassets: Regulation — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (7 Sep 2022)

Martin Docherty: ...that recent developments provide for the future of crypto. Before doing so, however, let me place on the record my gratitude to the secretariat of the all-party parliamentary group on blockchain, led by Professor Birgitte Andersen of the Big Innovation Centre. Her leadership in creating space within the all-party parliamentary group to allow many of the big issues of the day to be debated...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations (7 Jul 2022)

Leo Docherty: ..., a total of 52 investigations have been launched by the Service Police into allegations against British personnel in Afghanistan. All 52 investigations have been completed, none of which have led to prosecutions by the Service Prosecuting Authority.

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill (27 Jun 2022)

Martin Docherty: ...their predecessors have been here quite a few times before. The end of the seven years war in 1763—a few folk here now might have been around back then—was a catastrophic success for a newly fledged Great Britain. As a result of victory over the perfidious Europeans, it gained supremacy over the North American continent and possessions elsewhere. Let me quote from Pulitzer...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Death (22 Jun 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...(Op TELIC) 20 January 2003 to 22 May 2011 178 Afghanistan1,2 11 September 2001 to 28 August 2021 457 Table Notes:As part of an ongoing commitment to report deaths for all operations overseas led by the Permanent Joint Headquarters, deaths as a result of these operations are published biannually:

Ukraine: UK and NATO Military Commitment (20 Jun 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...NATO stand with Ukraine. We are providing political and practical support to support its self-defence, and will further strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defence posture. Individual NATO allies, led by the UK, are also supporting Ukraine with lethal aid to ensure that Ukraine wins. The United Kingdom was the first country to provide lethal aid, and we have increased our military and aid...

Foreign Lobbying — [Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair] (25 May 2022)

Martin Docherty: ...Westminster Hall but in the main Chamber—that it has damaged the fabric of our society, and of the national security risk, has been clear. I fully expect the Minister to rise to their feet, acknowledge the issue and the pertinence of the rhetoric deployed by all of us here today, declare that something must be done, and, if they will forgive me, then do absolutely nothing about it. I...

Ukraine: UK Military Support (11 May 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...happy to answer them directly. Thanks to the £24-billion uplift in defence spending, we are in good shape and in good size. We have what we need to deliver the effect that we need; we are a threat-led organisation. We are agile and mobile and we are more lethal than ever before. The integrated review was proved right by the invasion of Ukraine, in the sense that we need a military that...

War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Payments (28 Mar 2022)

Martin Docherty: ...with the SNP on the requirement for an armed forces representative body. That is the missing cog in this wheel. We see that time and again. For example, if we go back to the extraordinary report led by the hon. Member for Wrexham (Sarah Atherton), through the Defence Committee, on women in the armed forces, we see that a clear clarion call about the treatment of women was that women in...

Cost of Living Increases (16 Mar 2022)

Kirsten Oswald: ...-income households hardest. People are deeply concerned about how on earth they are going to manage; they are not managing right now, as my hon. Friend the Member for West Dunbartonshire (Martin Docherty-Hughes) described. Next month the Chancellor plans to raise national insurance, which will hit low and middle-income households hardest. The effect of the Tory Government’s policies is...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Serious Crime Unit (28 Feb 2022)

Leo Docherty: The Defence Serious 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...

India-UK Trade Negotiations — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (22 Feb 2022)

Ranil Jayawardena: ...Wyre Forest (Mark Garnier)—at the front of the queue to meet the expanding demand for world-class goods and services from India’s tens of millions of middle-class consumers. Increasing trade-led growth could benefit Scotland by up to £220 million, Wales by more than £120 million and Northern Ireland by £70 million, while delivering tens of millions pounds-worth of growth across...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army Welfare Service: Finance (3 Feb 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...across the Army. It provides second line welfare support through a confidential service, to the Army and its families, delivered by a mix of military and civilian specialist welfare workers who are led by civilian registered social workers. First line welfare support is provided at Unit level by the Chain of Command, Unit Welfare Officers, administrative staff, medical staff and pastoral...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Veterans: Suicide (2 Feb 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...OVA engages regularly with the Scottish Government on our data and research programme, including on the development of this new methodology. The Scottish Government are members of the OVA and MoD led Veterans and Covenant Data Working Group, which brings together analysts from across government to collaborate and share best practice.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: War Pensions: Payments (31 Jan 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...of how decisions were arrived at to be recorded, both for new cases and thousands of retrospective cases, meant a significant increase in workload prior to the pandemic. The impact of COVID-19 then led to further delays, particularly given the dependencies on third parties for the provision of medical information and assessments (such as from hospitals and GPs). Social distancing...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans UK (19 Jan 2022)

Leo Docherty: Veterans UK is a business unit of Defence Business Services (DBS) led by a Chief Executive and is one of 12 Enabling Organisations within the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The MOD's Enabling Organisations are governed through independently chaired boards with a majority of non-executive members, Corporate Plans including agreed Key Performance Indicators, and regular Performance and Risk...

Armed Forces Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (14 Dec 2021)

Lord Coaker: improve it. I believe that, including today, it has been a very good debate in your Lordships’ House, with important contributions from all parts of the Chamber. As we have seen, this has led to many important clarifications and further commitments from the Government. In this, the House has been helped by the approach of the Minister, who has been both engaging and constructive in...

Magnitsky Sanctions: Human Rights Abuses (8 Dec 2021)

Martin Docherty: ...the Communist party of China to the killing and torture of protestors during the military coup in Sudan. Given that Members have gone into some detail on those points, I will not give another detailed exposition of inhumanity, so let me follow the money that might finance those abuses and undermine democratic governance. Specifically, I want to refer to Scottish shell companies that have...

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