Monthly Archives: July 2016

Attendance Allowance

Control over a select number of social security payments has been devolved to the Scottish Parliament in the Scotland Act 2016. Attendance allowance is one of these social security payments that will be controlled by the Scottish Government.   The … Continue reading

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Global Fund on AIDS, TB and Malaria

The SNP have long been a champion for international development. In 2010, we successfully pressured the UK Government to meet the UN recommendation that 0.7% of national wealth be devoted to international development. As a result of our pressure, the … Continue reading

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Miami Five

I was deeply concerned that the actions of the Home Office under the now Prime Minister Theresa May appear to, at best, show a disregard for the judgement of the Court of Appeal, and of the principles contained in the … Continue reading

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STACK THE ODDS AGAINST CANCER

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP attended a Cancer Research UK event in Westminster to learn more about how lifestyle changes can reduce people’s risk of getting cancer. The MP met with campaigners and nurses from the charity’s Cancer Awareness Roadshow, to find … Continue reading

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Closure of BHS

The closure of BHS on Saturday marks the end of an era and is without doubt a huge blow to the communities of West Dunbartonshire. My colleagues and I have interrogated those responsible for the fall of BHS as well … Continue reading

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Statement from Martin Docherty-Hughes MP on the Chilcot Report

Amidst the political heat, our thoughts must be with the families of the 179 UK armed services personnel who have perished in this war. Wednesday was an important and sombre day for them. The Chilcot Report is a catalogue of … Continue reading

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