Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas & New Year Holidays

The constituency office will be closed from 3pm on Friday 23rd December 2016 and will reopen on Monday 9th January 2017.   The office answer phone (0141 952 2988) will be on during this time and emails to martin.docherty.mp@parliament.uk will … Continue reading

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UK Soldiers / Operation Banner

While I recognise that this is a very difficult and sensitive subject, the investigations carried out by the Police Service of Northern Ireland are a matter for the Northern Ireland Assembly, where the Scottish National Party has no presence. That … Continue reading

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Potential Takeover of Sky

When considering any takeover bid of media and news outlets, it is the duty of shareholders to prioritise public interests. Further to this, a takeover bid of this magnitude must be properly and robustly scrutinised. If any plans or detail … Continue reading

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deportation of Jimmy Kyesswa

It is my understanding that the imminent deportation of Mr. Kyesswa has been halted, and that he has been granted temporary admission by the Home Office whilst his case is being reviewed. This is welcome news, and although parliamentary protocol … Continue reading

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Aleppo

My SNP colleagues and I share the public horror at the bombing and destruction that has been visited on the civilian population in Aleppo in recent months. As the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said in the Scottish Parliament on 15 … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) Bill

The Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) Bill is due to be debated in the House of Com0mons on Tuesday 10th¬†January.   The SNP has a number of the concerns with this Bill.¬† We called for the Bill to be amended to … Continue reading

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Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

Gambling addiction is a real problem which blights communities and households across the country. The SNP are deeply concerned about the proliferation of Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals and the consequences for problem gamblers, and we have paid close attention to this … Continue reading

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Survivors of Torture

Response to campaign emails highlighting the report by Freedom from Torture My SNP colleagues and I have consistently called for a national discussion on immigration that is humane and honest, and not based on fear or misinformation. The Scottish Government … Continue reading

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