Monthly Archives: March 2017

Diana Johnson MP’s Abortion Bill

I recognise the strength of feeling that many people have on this issue. I should say at the outset that the vast majority of Private Member’s Bills are not successful in becoming law, owing to the very little parliamentary time … Continue reading

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ALCOHOL DUTY

I am aware of the substantial economic contribution made by pubs, breweries and microbreweries in Scotland. The brewing and pub industry supports the employment of 60,000 people in Scotland, contributing £1.6 billion to the Scottish economy and generating £972 million in tax revenues. … Continue reading

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MARTIN MEETS TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY ON MP DELEGATION VISIT TO DUBLIN

APPG ON IRELAND & THE IRISH IN BRITAIN DISCUSSES BREXIT AND THE RIGHTS OF IRISH CITIZENS Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has met with Taoiseach Enda Kenny as part of a delegation of MPs on a visit to Dublin to discuss matters … Continue reading

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Statement on Independence Referendum Announcement

Scotland stands at a hugely important crossroads but the position we find ourselves in isn’t one of our choosing – 62% of people in Scotland voted to Remain in the EU referendum last year but we now face being taken … Continue reading

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Statement following meeting with Employment Minister Damian Hinds MP

“I was disappointed with the unwillingness of the Government to consider the circumstances of deprivation in the Alexandria Job Centre catchment area and also to hear of his refusal of Jackie Baillie’s invite for him to visit the area; it … Continue reading

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BREASTFEEDING FRIENDLY FOOTBALL GROUNDS

DUMBARTON FC COMMENDED IN PARLIAMENT FOR BREASTFEEDING FRIENDLY CAMPAIGN   Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons, congratulating Dumbarton Football Club for signing up as a Breastfeeding Friendly Football … Continue reading

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PRESS COMMENTS: SPRING UK BUDGET STATEMENT

(All quotes attributable to Martin Docherty-Hughes MP unless otherwise specified)   General Comment and BREXIT “Brexit was the elephant in the room during the Budget statement, as the Chancellor barely mentioned the UK leaving the European Union, despite it being … Continue reading

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Changes to Personal Independence Payments

The SNP are very concerned about the impact of these changes on disabled people. It has been estimated that these changes will negatively affect the financial support that some 160,000 people rely upon.   We reject arguments that these amendments … Continue reading

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