Monthly Archives: April 2017

Higher Education & Research Bill

SNP MPs have consistently opposed the Higher Education Bill since it was introduced by the UK Government in July last year. In regards to your comments on the Lords Amendments, I agree with you that the TEF should not be … Continue reading

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LGBT+ Rights in Chechnya

I share the public’s deep concern and I am alarmed by the reported violations of human rights in Chechnya. My SNP colleagues and I fully endorse Amnesty International’s call to action to protect those at risk in the region. The … Continue reading

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Snap General Election #GE17

Statement from Martin Docherty-Hughes MP “The Prime Minister’s announcement is timed to take advantage of a Tory surge in the polls south of the border. The ineffective and contradictory leadership of the Labour Party has been extremely damaging, and it … Continue reading

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Vale of Leven Hospital: Joint Statement from Martin Dochetry-Hughes MP & Brendan O’Hara MP

Following our meeting with both the Chair John Brown CBE and new Chief Executive Jane on NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the Chair has issued a letter to local media confirming some of the points raised in our discussion. Click … Continue reading

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MARTIN SLAMS UK GOVERNMENT FOR “DEVASTATING” CUTS TO DISABILITY BENEFITS

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has criticised the Tory UK Government for the introduction of devastating benefit cuts for sick and disabled people. From 1 April 2017, new claimants for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) – which offers support to people unable … Continue reading

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CUT TO CHILD TAX CREDITS TO INCREASE CHILD POVERTY BY 10%

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SPEND £400 MILLION MITIGATING IMPACT OF TORY CUTS   SNP MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford has said it is clear the UK government “remains wedded to austerity” as independent analysis finds new cuts to child tax credits will single-handedly … Continue reading

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Royal Archive

Scotland’s Freedom of Information regime is internationally recognised and we are determined to continue developing a culture of openness and transparency across our public services. My colleagues in the SNP Scottish Government have recently closed a consultation on extending Freedom … Continue reading

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RULE OUT POWER GRAB AND SET OUT PLAN

TORIES MUST END SPECULATION ON POWERS RETURNING TO HOLYROOD   Following a national press report that ‘Holyrood is at risk of a grab for power by the Tories’, the SNP is calling on the UK government to urgently rule out … Continue reading

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