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Martin Docherty-Hughes

Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Industries of the Future and Blockchain Technologies)

(since July 2018)

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs Team Member)

(since January 2020)

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence Team Member)

(since January 2020)

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (PPS to the Westminster Leader)

(since January 2020)
Armed Forces Bill Select Committee
22nd Feb 2021 - 22nd Feb 2021
Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill
22nd Feb 2021 - 22nd Feb 2021
Defence Sub-Committee
12th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Defence Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Industries for the future)
20th Jun 2017 - 1st Jul 2018
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Voluntary Sector)
1st Sep 2016 - 20th Jun 2017


Department Event
Tuesday 19th October 2021
14:30
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Third Delegated Legislation Committee - Debate - General Committee
19 Oct 2021, 2:30 p.m.
The draft Charities Act 2011 (Exempt Charities) (British Council) Regulations 2021
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Department Event
Tuesday 26th October 2021
11:30
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Oral questions - Main Chamber
26 Oct 2021, 11:30 a.m.
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
Monday 7th June 2021
Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 45 Scottish National Party Aye votes vs 0 Scottish National Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 263 Noes - 364
Speeches
Tuesday 21st September 2021
LGBTQ+ Afghan Refugees

Does the hon. Lady agree with me that the Minister might like to explain what that actually means to the …

Written Answers
Thursday 24th June 2021
Large Goods Vehicles
What recent discussions he has had with truck hauliers on the challenges facing that sector.
Early Day Motions
Wednesday 8th September 2021
50 years of West Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau
That this House wishes to extend its congratulations to the staff and volunteers of West Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau who …
Bills
Monday 21st June 2021
Employment Bill 2021-22
A Bill to make provision about the rights of workers, including to negotiate pay and join trade unions and employee …
MP Financial Interests
None available
EDM signed
Wednesday 22nd September 2021
The Ministerial Code and the conduct of the Prime Minister
That this House believes that trust in the ministerial code has been eroded by the actions of the Prime Minister; …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Martin Docherty-Hughes has voted in 221 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Johnny Mercer (Conservative)
(22 debate interactions)
Kevan Jones (Labour)
(13 debate interactions)
Ben Wallace (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Defence
(8 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(45 debate contributions)
Ministry of Defence
(14 debate contributions)
Scotland Office
(5 debate contributions)
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West Dunbartonshire Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petition Debates Contributed

The Government's manifesto stated “we will make intentional trespass a criminal offence”: an extreme, illiberal & unnecessary attack on ancient freedoms that would threaten walkers, campers, and the wider public. It would further tilt the law in favour of the landowning 1% who own half the country.


Latest EDMs signed by Martin Docherty-Hughes

6th September 2021
Martin Docherty-Hughes signed this EDM on Wednesday 22nd September 2021

The Ministerial Code and the conduct of the Prime Minister

Tabled by: Dawn Butler (Labour - Brent Central)
That this House believes that trust in the ministerial code has been eroded by the actions of the Prime Minister; further believes that the Prime Minister should no longer be the guardian of the code as he has been shown to lack the moral aptitude needed; and therefore calls for …
96 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Sep 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 40
Scottish National Party: 37
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
21st September 2021
Martin Docherty-Hughes signed this EDM on Tuesday 21st September 2021

60th anniversary of Kirklandneuk Primary School

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House notes that Kirklandneuk Primary School in Renfrew celebrated its 60th anniversary on 28 August 2021; understands that the school has over the last three weeks had several events celebrating the occasion; believes that Kirklandneuk Primary School has made a substantial contribution to educating youngsters in the Renfrew …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Sep 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 45
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Martin Docherty-Hughes, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Martin Docherty-Hughes has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Martin Docherty-Hughes has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

3 Bills introduced by Martin Docherty-Hughes


A Bill to make provision about employment security and the rights of workers; to amend the definition of worker; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 18th March 2022

A Bill to make provision about the rights of workers, including to negotiate pay and join trade unions and employee associations; to amend the definition of worker; to make provision about the employment rights of members of the armed forces; to make provision about employee representatives on company boards; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 18th March 2022

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. a Bill to create a staff association to represent the interests of members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces as employees; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Martin Docherty-Hughes has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


20 Written Questions in the current parliament

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1 Other Department Questions
9th Sep 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will announce a framework of compensation for victims and families of the contaminated blood scandal.

This government remains committed to considering a framework for compensation, as well as actions to address disparities in financial and non-financial support for people infected and affected across the UK.

Cabinet Office officials are working with their colleagues in HM Treasury, the Department of Health and Social Care, and health departments in the devolved administrations to take this forward. I will update the House and the Inquiry, and those infected and affected as soon as these considerations have been concluded.

Penny Mordaunt
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
24th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the wholesale sector and safeguard food supplies to schools, care homes, hospitals and other critical public service infrastructure.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a range of temporary financial support to the wholesale sector, a key supplier of food to critical public service organisations, to ensure its ongoing viability through this difficult period. Wholesalers are eligible for a number of schemes, including: the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to help keep millions of people in employment and the Discretionary Grant Fund for small and micro businesses that are not eligible for other grant schemes.

In addition to this, Defra has been working with the charity sector through the Food Charity Grant Scheme which gives charities up to £100,000 in grant funding to purchase food to support the most economically vulnerable. Through this scheme, Defra has encouraged charities that do not have established suppliers to purchase stock from wholesalers and local producers, both to support the sector and to reduce waste.

A range of Government departments hold responsibility for public sector food provision for specific sectors including schools, care homes, hospitals and prisons. My department is working closely with officials from the Department for Education, the Department of Health and Social Care, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Defence to support them in making arrangements with their suppliers to ensure food supply continues to these public sector institutions.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
3rd Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to announce the launch of a consultation on the 232 rebalancing tariffs applied to US products.

The Department is planning to launch a consultation on the rebalancing measures the UK is taking in response to the US unjustified tariffs on steel, aluminium and derivatives later this year.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
24th Jun 2021
What recent discussions he has had with truck hauliers on the challenges facing that sector.

Transport Minister Baroness Vere and Employment Minister Mims Davies, Member for Mid Sussex, hosted a haulage industry roundtable on the driver shortage on 16 June.

This event follows a series of meetings between Government and industry regarding driver shortages, its impact on supply chains, and the work each can do to address this issue.

Robert Courts
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
18th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Gypsy and Traveller community can access (a) PrEP, (b) HIV testing and (c) HIV care.

The Public Health Grant in 2021/22 includes £23.4 million to cover local authority costs of the routine commissioning of HIV prevention drug pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The Department and Public Health England (PHE) will continue to work closely with local authorities across England to support the routine commissioning of PrEP in 2021/22.

PHE is currently developing a monitoring and evaluation framework for the routine commissioning of PrEP, which will use established surveillance systems and include measures of PrEP need and use among key population groups to inform equitable delivery and access. We will consider issues relating to equitable access to sexual and reproductive health services including HIV services and PrEP as part of the development of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy and the HIV Action Plan, which we plan to publish in 2021. The needs of the Gypsy and Traveller communities will be considered as part of this work.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
4th Dec 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the £125 million for hospices announced on 23 November 2020 will result in Barnett consequentials,; and what estimate he has made of how much of that funding will be allocated to the Scottish Government.

To give the Scottish Government the certainty to plan and deliver their coronavirus response, we have provided them with an upfront guarantee that they will receive at least £8.2bn in additional funding this year on top of their Spring Budget funding.

Any additional funding provided to the Department of Health and Social Care for hospices will result in Barnett consequentials for the Scottish Government that will contribute towards the guaranteed £8.2bn.

Steve Barclay
Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
18th Sep 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement entitled Finance Bill 2020-21 draft legislation and tax documents of 21 July 2020, what assessment he has made on the effect on the operation of the Small Brewers Relief scheme of converting it to a cash basis.

Converting the Small Brewers Relief (SBR) scheme to a cash basis will enable the Treasury to review the value of the relief periodically, ensuring it maintains a fair and appropriate value. The Treasury will consult in the Autumn on this and other technical measures relating to SBR.

Kemi Badenoch
Minister for Equalities
17th Sep 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what analysis he has made of the possible different methods of taper that could be used for the Small Brewers Relief scheme.

There are several methods employed internationally for tapering small producer reliefs. The Government will undertake a further consultation on its reforms of Small Brewers Relief later this autumn, which will consider technical matters such as this.

Kemi Badenoch
Minister for Equalities
4th Sep 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will plans to announce a final consequential funding figure for hospices in Scotland in respect of the £200 million allocated to hospices in April, May, June as part of the UK Government’s £750 million coronavirus funding for charities, and the further funding provided in July 2020.

On 24 July, we made an unprecedented upfront guarantee to the Scottish government. We guaranteed that they will receive at least £6.5bn in additional resource funding this year on top of their Spring Budget funding. This certainty ensures they can plan and deliver their coronavirus response. It is up to the Scottish government to allocate this funding across their devolved responsibilities as they see fit, including to hospices.

Steve Barclay
Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1st Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer the letter of 3 December 2020 from the hon. Member for West Dunbartonshire relating to Mrs Gurpreet Singh Johal of Dumbarton.

A response was sent on 10 March 2021.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
10th Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the protections afforded to Gypsies and Travellers under the Public Sector Equality Duty are encompassed in her response to the 2019 consultation, Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments with regard to (a) criminalising trespass and (b) seizing homes.

The Government is committed to ensuring all communities are treated fairly. We are equally clear that we will not tolerate law breaking.

That is why we set out in the Queen’s Speech in December 2019 our firm aim to bring forward legislation which will help police tackle unauthorised encampments where they cause harm and disruption.

All responses to the consultation have been considered and the Government response will be published soon.

Kit Malthouse
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (jointly with Home Office)
10th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the Friends, Families and Travellers 2020 report, Police renew calls for more Gypsy and Traveller sites in opposition to the criminalisation of unauthorised encampments, published 9 September 2020, that concluded (a) 21.7 per cent of police respondents agreed with the Home Office proposals to criminalise unauthorised encampments and (b) 93.7 per cent of police bodies called for site provision as the solution to unauthorised encampments.

  • The Home Office has conducted a public consultation on strengthening the powers available to the police to deal with unauthorised encampments. The Government will consider all views and representations made when reaching our decision on the next steps.
Kit Malthouse
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (jointly with Home Office)
14th Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraphs 13-15 of Annex A of the New Decade, New Approach document of 9 January 2020 regarding Government commitments on family migration arrangements for the people of Northern Ireland, within what (a) timeframe and (b) legislative vehicle those commitments will be made.

The Home Office intends to change the UK’s Immigration Rules so family members of the people of Northern Ireland can apply for immigration status on broadly the same terms as family members of Irish citizens and will open the route in the near future.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
14th Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraphs 13-15 of Annex A of the New Decade, New Approach document of 9 January 2020 regarding Government commitments on family migration arrangements for the people of Northern Ireland, whether they will be able to access on a permanent basis similar rights to family reunification as those available to Irish citizens in the UK under EEA regulations.

The Home Office intends to change the UK’s Immigration Rules so family members of the people of Northern Ireland can apply for immigration status on broadly the same terms as family members of Irish citizens and will open the route in the near future.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
11th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) electric, (b) hybrid or (c) internal combustion, non-combat motor vehicles his Department purchased for the use of personnel in each of the last three years; and what the cost to the public purse was of each type of vehicle.

The Ministry of Defence no longer purchases commercial, non-combat motor vehicles but leases them through a Fleet Management Service contract known as Phoenix II. In each of the last three years, the number of new vehicles leased in each of the three categories is as detailed in the table below. These leases are competitively tendered to ensure that Defence receives value for money.

Year

Vehicle Type

2018

2019

2020

  1. Electric

Nil

Nil

232

  1. Hybrid

2

Nil

96

  1. Internal combustion

3754

2353

911

Jeremy Quin
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
9th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what risk assessment his Department has made of the effect on (a) industrial relations and (b) matters of operational safety of the revised procurement process for facilities management at HMNB Clyde under the Future Maritime Support programme.

The transition of support services at HM Naval Base Clyde from the existing Maritime Support Delivery Framework will be carefully managed in order to avoid any adverse effect on operations.

As the Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) is currently under commercial tender and negotiation, the number of future providers is yet to be finalised. Although support at HM Naval Base Clyde is currently provided through a Prime Contract with Babcock, it is delivered through a number of sub-contractors. FMSP will require industry partners to meet applicable legal obligations under the terms of the Transfer of Undertakings, Protection of Employment legislation.

Jeremy Quin
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
9th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring all successful bidders across HMNB Clyde for facilities management contracts under the Future Maritime Support Programme to maintain a single collective bargaining unit for purposes of industrial relations.

The transition of support services at HM Naval Base Clyde from the existing Maritime Support Delivery Framework will be carefully managed in order to avoid any adverse effect on operations.

As the Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) is currently under commercial tender and negotiation, the number of future providers is yet to be finalised. Although support at HM Naval Base Clyde is currently provided through a Prime Contract with Babcock, it is delivered through a number of sub-contractors. FMSP will require industry partners to meet applicable legal obligations under the terms of the Transfer of Undertakings, Protection of Employment legislation.

Jeremy Quin
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
17th Nov 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) duration (b) cost to the public purse was of the deployment of 16th Regiment Royal Artillery to Saudi Arabia from February 2020.

The deployment in question began in February 2020 and is ongoing. To date, it has cost £840,360.

James Heappey
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence)
8th Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Royal Air Force personnel and 9b) Qatari Emiri Air Force personnel have been assigned to 12 Squadron RAF.

There are currently 163 RAF personnel assigned to 12 Squadron. I am withholding information on the number of Qatari Emiri Air Force personnel assigned to 12 Squadron as its disclosure would or would be likely to prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and another State. An initial cadre of Qatari Emiri Air Force personnel is currently on the Squadron; this will gradually increase as further personnel graduate from training.

James Heappey
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence)