Monthly Archives: July 2017

Open University Ban on Cuban Students

It is deeply worrying that the Open University is reportedly barring applications from Cuban students and it is paramount that the UK Government look into this matter further. There is no justification for not accepting Cuban students on a course, … Continue reading

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21st Century Fox – Sky Takeover

My SNP colleagues and I have been consistently pressing for robust scrutiny of this proposed takeover, and that the UK Government’s decision is reached in a transparent and thorough manner.  Throughout the stages of the proposed takeover, my SNP colleagues … Continue reading

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MARTIN PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY AUTISM

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has pledged to improve understanding of autism by agreeing to raise issues affecting autistic people and their families in parliament. The SNP MP joined a cross-party group MPs this week during an award ceremony … Continue reading

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MP CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF LOCH LOMOND AND TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK

Martin Docherty MP has tabled a motion in parliament celebrating 15 years of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park ahead of National Parks Week 2017 (Monday 24 July to Sunday 30 July). Loch Lomond and the Trossachs was Scotland’s … Continue reading

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NEW FIGURES REVEAL FALL IN UNEMPLOYMENT FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

SNP MP Martin Docherty has welcomed new figures showing that the unemployment rate for West Dunbartonshire has fallen over the past 12 months. The latest job market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that in West … Continue reading

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MP SEEKS ASSURANCES ON FUTURE OF WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE ARMED FORCES DAY

Martin Docherty MP has raised concerns with the UK Defence Secretary after this year’s Armed Forces Day event in West Dunbartonshire did not go ahead due to there being no capacity in the armed forces to deliver it. During parliamentary … Continue reading

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SNP MP CONDEMNS TORIES OVER CLOSURE OF ALEXANDRIA JOBCENTRE

Martin Docherty MP has condemned the Tory UK government after plans to close Alexandria Jobcentre were given the green light despite concerns about the impact it will have on vulnerable local residents. In a statement to parliament, UK Minister of … Continue reading

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