Monthly Archives: June 2018

PIP LIFETIME AWARDS

Both the UK Government’s PIP and ESA process is inherently flawed, and the whole system of disability assessments needs a complete overhaul. As we saw in response to the DWP Committee’s inquiry on PIP and ESA assessments, people are being … Continue reading

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UK ARMS EXPORTS TO ISRAEL – EDM 1305

A number of constituents have contacted me about the UK’s arms exports to Israel and Early Day Motion (EDM) 1305. I share concerns about the recent surge of violence in Gaza and UK arms exports to Israel. The SNP do … Continue reading

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IVORY TRADE

The recent increases in poaching are deplorable and are fuelled by the trade in ivory. The SNP welcomes this Bill and the UK government’s progress on tackling the illegal ivory trade. The SNP hopes to see the UK government fulfil … Continue reading

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COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC & TRADE AGREEMENT (CETA)

The UK Government is expected to bring forward a motion to ratify the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on Tuesday 26th June, having postponed an earlier vote scheduled for Monday 18th June. MPs being side-lined with regards to … Continue reading

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FLAMINGO LAND PLANNING APPLICATION

After taking time to review plans for the proposed Flamingo Land development in Balloch I have decided to oppose the application in principle. Submit your views to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs planning department by 27th June using the following … Continue reading

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ARMED FORCES BILL WILL GIVE SERVICE PERSONNEL ‘ONE STRONG VOICE’

SNP MP and member of the Defence Select Committee Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has said that the Ten Minute Rule Bill in his name is aimed at giving service personnel ‘one strong voice’. Mr Docherty Hughes’ Bill – presented at Westminster … Continue reading

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MP BACKS CAMPAIGN FOR ACTION ON SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATHS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has added his backing to a campaign to help reduce the number of young people dying from undiagnosed heart conditions. Across the UK it’s estimated that 12 young people lose their lives each week due to … Continue reading

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MoD ‘CHAOS’ SHOWS TORIES CAN’T BE TRUSTED WITH SCOTLAND’S SECURITY

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has said the Tory government “can’t be trusted with Scotland’s security” following a critical new report from the House of Commons Defence Select Committee. The report, published today, calls on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to … Continue reading

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