tv Prime Ministers Questions from the British House of Commons CSPAN May 11, 2016 7:30am-8:01am EDT
>> mr. speaker, the prime minister is said or the opposition said the u.k. is fast becoming a surveillance state in the most regimes and promised the whole investigative power by anyone in the u.k. by the prime minister changed opposition and an effective surveillance in government. >> i just completely disagree with the honorable gentleman. i hope you will follow this into the debates that take place on this vital bill. the fact is if you want to make sure that we can keep our country safe, just as we have been able to see the communication data when people talk to each other in a mobile phone, the conversation is taking place by people visiting an internet site. they see happy you are caught to the hatch terrorism to be planned, murders to be arranged because people are using an
internet site rather than a telephone. we've got to modernize the capabilities to keep our country safe. that is what this bill is about. [shouting] >> my right honorable friend dated november 2015 that access to the internet should not be a luxury. it should be right. the accompanying press release went on to say every home in this miss could have access by the end of its parliament. could my right honorable friend said they unequivocally know the commitment will be all of it. >> i'm afraid my honorable friend the way for the speech and thought the next steps of how we make sure at this is absolutely vital. >> train thank you, mr. speaker. for the prime minister give me a personal commitment to deliver funding for the surrounding area? >> i'm very happy to give that
commitment. i think the details are working in scotland and i was very proud to be there with the aberdeen city deal. the deal between the scottish government in the scottish government in u.k. government in city concern can only work if we are all one happy united kingdom. thank you, mr. speaker. did journalists has been subject to an online hate campaign -- [inaudible] increasingly, this is used against deeply public life by those who have taken opposing views. will my right honorable friend can ban this kind of harassment and will he work with media and social media platforms to reserve the right to speak freely without intimidation or hate? train to >> we want to speak freely and we must have a robust and lively democracy. some of the things people say on twitter that when the air in
some way anonymous surfing the appalling and people should be ashamed of assertive sax is pulling the takes place. >> last week when intellect did a new mayor. overwhelming mandates to capture the projects and the housing bill will make it work. in april the prime minister launches manifesto promising affordable homes in the same area. why then is the opposing amendment to the housing bill this afternoon which effectively implements last year's manifesto commitment. >> but he began congratulating how much we how much we're looking forward to working with him on the issues as well as housing are keeping mum than safe. i put the question back to the honorable lady. our housing bill needs at every high-value properties sold will mean to new affordable homes in
london. so why is that the labour party in the other place i've opposing the wanted more houses, more affordable housing and homeownership is at the truth. they talk a good game, but at the end of the day they are the enemies of aspiration. [shouting] >> thank you. thank you, mr. speaker. joining military aspirations in afghanistan can the british forces have live inside a server does who constantly put themselves in harm i had i saw just how brave these interpreters wear. does the prime minister the prime minister agreed the disdain in our country is honored our country's honor that we've abandoned a large number of them to be threatened by the taliban. some have been murdered, others have had to flee homes in fear of their life. we owe a huge debt of gratitude to my must provide safety here.
>> what i say to my honorable friend as we debated and discussed in the coalition government and announced in this house of commons a scheme to make sure that those people who help our forces in terms of translation and other services were given the opportunity of coming to the u.k. we set up to schemes. want to encourage that, but another to encourage those people that either wanted to say or have been translators for a long enough. she's in afghanistan and rebuild the country. that's important to have both in place rather than simply say everyone in any way about can become a leader. let's back afghans rebuild their own country. >> the prime minister has been turned to me they should we leave the e.u. it would of course cease. but he now confirm in such a case the u.k. government would make up the difference? >> the pointer would make to the
honorable gentleman that they would to anyone asking a question about what happens were we to live is i don't think you can give a guarantee. i'm a profound believer in the united kingdom. i want to go on making sure that regions in our country properly supported it. but if it's the case we would find our economy would be hit by leaving an tax or cease to hit by leaving. though obviously impact the amount of funding we put into agriculture or research. that is why i think the right option is to vote to remain in a reformed european union. thank you, mr. speaker. can i support the prime minister's comments about nigeria and afghanistan and ask him if he will stop the millions of pounds of taxpayers money to those other corrupt companies until dave cleaned up their act.
tree into >> and i think is ever my honorable friend for his help and support and his pitch on diplomacy as well. also useful given the last 24 hours. countries like nigeria and afghanistan, their leaders are battling hard against corrupt systems in countries. they made some remarkable steps forward and that's why welcome them to the anticorruption contest in london. i don't think it would be right to withdraw the aid that we gave because frankly the problem in those countries come back with wrist problems of migration, terrorism and all the rest of it. we're a country of alternate dangerous global world. alongside our defense budget, 2% of gdp as we could keep you safe and prosperous in a dangerous world as well as the important moral responsibilities.
device in the chamber makes it necessary to out do the premier league matches in terms of the provision of injury time. it's a pleasure to call jill burnham. [cheers and applause] >> seven years ago in my constituency with other countries biggest disaster. it is clear that we won't have the full truth until we have the full truth. will the prime minister expect the truth and justice campaign in initiate an inquiry? >> i say to the honorable lady has met with that group and is considering the point they have put forward and will come to that conclusion in the right time. >> mr. speaker, around the country awaiting news of progress on the position of airport inspection in the
southeast. following this morning's announcement, they are now accepting all of that commission recommendations. can the prime minister let us know when we can expect a decision and does he agree with me at dirt runway is the best opportunity for growth, jobs of the future prosperity of our country. >> and my first of all, with my many unforced areas in the last 24 hours, apologize to the honorable lady. assured of open her to the house of commons and say that she's already made time in speaking up for her constituency in a very accomplished way. but they say to my honorable friend behind me as we announced earlier this year, there issues of air quality that nietzsche be resolved on our way to come back to the house and announced what happens next. >> my constituents mother was killed in the committee went at the time is covered up as a suicide attacks.
18 years later murdered by a constituents father and mistress. i don't think anyone imagines the pain and suffering that her and her family has had to endure. date now have to visit the pain because they are traumatizing their completely against her wishes, you see not only the real names of her family, but also her room. as far as i can see, no rules have been broken, but this prime minister not agree they should have a far greater role in discussing their tragedy and will he meet with me in my constituency does s. what more could have been done the situation and how we can strengthen regulations in the future to protect with guns. >> i wasn't aware of the case the lady rightly raises. and remember my time working the television industry that there are occasions where decisions are made that caused a huge amount of upset to families. i will discuss this case of the
culture secretary and bring it to his attention and see if there's anything else other than the conversation who are powerful regulator and anything more that can be done. >> he spoke up its way on cigarette. so why are we bringing in a -- [inaudible] >> i'm happy to look at this issue closely. i think it is necessary to differentiate between smoking and fabian because they are very different health effects. i think that is what has been achieved. other carefully into this and my right honorable friend. >> lastly, mr. tim fallon. [shouting] >> border. however irritating the honorable gentleman -- [laughter]
may be, the government must feign interest. he has a right to be heard and he will be heard. >> i'm fantastically grateful to you, mr. speaker. [laughter] i heard the prime minister on two occasions this afternoon congratulated the new mayor of london and i would like to speak myself. it does not however apologize to those spaces campaign the conservative party chose to run my campaign. will he take the opportunity to apologize for winning cheap votes. >> a great way to end the session getting the election campaign for the democrats. [shouting]
speefive. never been a full public accounting of the fbi's domestic intelligence operations. therefore, this committee has undertaken such an investigation. >> there is only one thing left for you to do. you know what it know what a day's page 34 days in which to do it. this exact number has been selected for a specific reason. it was days before the award.
the welcome home of welcome home if it benefits neither treatment that they not only deserved, but it needed and the fundamental contract between soldiering government simply was not honored. >> one other person sitting at home watching tv watch reagan delivered his speech. it was dwight eisenhower. he immediately called the attorney general and said what a find speech ronald reagan has just as unfair. he then called a former special assistant said what an excellent beach ronald reagan had delivered. dwight eisenhower wrote back in a two-step political plan for ronald reagan to follow. reagan ended up following eisenhower said as to the letter.
>> medical researchers in the mother of a child that dislikes you testified yesterday at a senate hearing on funding for dyslexia research. they talked about efforts to discover new treatment and the need for more educational resources that senator bill cassidy of louisiana chairs this two-hour hearing. [inaudible conversations] >> the senate committee on health education labor and pensions will come to order. thank you for being here. let me just remark, senator na died in his perilous this morning, so some of our folks here, including senator hatch asked that he is going to be attending senator bennett's funeral and wished he could be here and request that he could
not under the circumstances we understand. this morning we are having a hearing titled understanding dyslexia, scientific research and education that hopefully will raise awareness to educate us on dyslexia, highlighting the importance of early identification is even, ensuring such students have access to evidence-based resources. senator mikulski and i will each make an opening statement and introduce our panel of witnesses. each panelist will find minutes to summarize your testimony. we have a time in front of you. great 90s. yellow means one minute left in redmond that will start pounding on my hammer. after a witness' testimony is finished five minutes to ask questions. i am pleased to chair this. again thank senator mikulski for cochairing. i think my other colleagues who are in support of having this hearing them discuss dyslexia, an issue important to me as a
parent of a dyslexic and as a senator. with a great line up of witnesses including those who personally address dyslexia, the ameer baraka will talk about growing up without resources overcoming them becoming a mac here. david boies overcame dyslexia with the most language placed above or fashions. and ms. april hanrath will speak of her daughter. there is a common thread in each family's testimony. a child who struggles to read and cannot. often, the parent is dyslexic, two and a rebate. but the child frustrated by the inability to read and act out. if it's a girl should become shy, embarrassed or read aloud in class. think about the teachers do have the child struggling to read but doesn't have the training or resource is to help the child to come the better student and
achieve their full potential. senator mikulski and i sponsored a resolution that defined dyslexia as a non-ex at the difficulty in reading, highlighted by a gap between an individual's intelligence in the reading levels. is the brainchild who doesn't see commensurate with their bright eyes. put simply, the non-dyslexic i.q. ingredient can attract on the same lines and dyslexic i.q. is a higher reading ability is lower. dyslexia is the most common learning disabilities that he will mention. nearly 20% of us have dyslexia. whether you are watching on tv, in this room, and congress are at your work is, it's from all walks of life. the impact on a family of school in our society is tremendous. but if i told you by effectively
addressing, we could further prison reform by identifying students with dyslexia and provided science-based interventions. that way you get more bang from federal investment in education. or reach into the classroom and change the interaction between a dyslexic student and a frustrated teacher to a relationship between the burning project is student and a fulfilled teacher. the goals of the hearing are simple. to raise awareness in scope and scale of dyslexia, to increase awareness of what precisely dyslexia is as defined by science and to highlight the importance of early identification of those who were dyslexic and giving these children the necessary evidence-based resources needed to succeed in school and beyond. there are great schools for children with dyslexia, almost all of which are private. you can afford the 10 to $50,000
a year, a family's options are limited. if the business less wealthy, quite likely they cannot afford to have their child perhaps that is the one thing that should be taken. there's a correlation between your ability to have your child's needs accommodated and your wealth. that's not good. we've heard testimony from governor scott the superintendents and school administrators that screening for dyslexia is not happening. this despite the fact we were here at the achievement gap between a dyslexic in typical reader is evident as early as first grade in the cap continues in to adolescents. now there are three public charter schools in the nation is specializing in teaching dyslexia. i'm proud to say to in the louisiana with the key academy in baton rouge on the mac's charter school, parents choose to send their child.
the goal being the child to transition to a traditional public school as the reading difficulty is addressed. there's also colleges that accommodate students with dyslexia. this state university has fenner. senator alexander has a school in his state. i mentioned as well about how addressing dyslexia can greatly impact the rates of incarceration. we know many incarcerated are functionally illiterate. a study in huntsville found that 80% of prison inmates are functionally illiterate, 48% dyslexic. the prevalence of dyslexia is 20% -- 48% in the incarcerated population. if appropriate science-based strategy to teach and treat dyslexia are instituted, the effects on our future prison population could be profound.
last year -- let me say, with all this there has been progress. last year senator mikulski and i sponsored a resolution which passed that calls on congress, schools, state and local education agencies to recognize the implications of dyslexia that must be addressed. it also designated october 2015 is a national dyslexia awareness month. we will introduce this this year. lamar smith's research excellence and advancement of dyslexia at whether reback ensures the national science foundation is dedicated for research. the pass congress was signed into law. the average student succeed at create the focus comprehensive center providing evidence-based resources for identifying students struggling with reading in the appropriate intervention to the state school district, teachers and parents.
lastly, the u.s. department of education office of rehabilitation services issued a dear colleague letter that specifically clarifies the federal law prohibits the use of the word dyslexia and evaluation, eligibility determinations in an individualized education program for iep for students. and it totally, state and local agencies are so reluctant to specifically reference the word dyslexia in nine dyslexic services they need to succeed. i hope these efforts are the first in many states in the right direction. we've made great progress in the area of learning disabilities &-ampersand conditions like autism and dyslexia can be specifically diagnosed and the science-based intervention they must continue efforts that all learning disabilities have the same side-based intervention. if there's a call to action in this hearing, science should begin driving policy. we have the dots. now let's connect them.
i will now yield to senator mikulski for her opening statement. >> thank you very much, senator cassidy. this very important issue is important to both you and i., important to the congress and it is sure important to the nation. i would like to thank senator alexander, the chair of the ranking member senator murray for allowing us to hold this hearing today and to focus on dyslexia and really be handy now that in the intersection of scientific research and education. this is a very interest. the different levels. first of all, we are cochairing. that's another south is very different. the fact that we see each other is really not a democrat or republican, we see each other as advocates for children who need
special attention and what kind of special education do they need. in the realm of congress and sometimes finding each other, we will be regarded as an odd couple. because senator cassidy and i come from different parts of the country, we come from different political parties and even different political philosophies. again, in this room, we are focusing on the needs of children. that doesn't know politics. it doesn't know the lines that separate us are divided as. senator cassidy's position on the social worker with those kinds of attitudes and skills to this table. we look forward to hearing from witnesses and you should know that this will be a conversation with you on how we can best help these children facing these challenges.
this won't be in an arranged hearing. this will be informational dialogue and not go forward to doing this. i regard each and every one of you has asked the entertainment. you come from very pristine academic centers of excellence. yale, georgetown, hopkins, but there are other great senators called the streets and neighborhoods where kids grow up because as they face challenges, their education comes from the street. the first teacher is in the home and that is why it is so important that we hear from a parent whose actually listening to these issues and try to cope with the issues on how to get the best plan and the best opportunity. all of you are experts in different ways. we expect a lot from our teachers as we work so hard on the elementary secondary
education. not the latest version of that we believe every problem could be solved if we had a highly qualified teacher in the classroom. there's no doubt about it, but when a chatterbox into the classroom, the child brings the law. their family's history their social situation in the one. so we expect a lot of our teacher. but the teacher should begin to expect something of the larger community. i support this goal with children who are trying to do the individual education plan. i forget how those acronyms come together, but the fact is this. you can have the best plan once you can operationalize the plan, what does it mean? because at the very nature of the unfunded mandate, were the
only pay 10% of special education and did and argue over title ii and how we can even provide additional teaching, training for teachers. their school systems hard pressed to have the individual education land and to be able to operationalize it. today is not a day to talk about budget. today is to talk about children in science. i do bring to the attention of special education is an unfunded federal mandate and we need to come to grips with.across party lines because if there is one area that we can agree upon, it is that we should find back and meet our obligation so that states and local school systems can do what they told them to do. i urge my colleagues to think about is part of an action p