tv Prime Ministers Questions From the British House of Commons CSPAN November 23, 2016 7:00am-7:41am EST
members are finishing up other business. live now to the floor of the british house of commons. >> now longer will the scottish government simply be able to complain if they genuinely have an idea they will be able to do something about it and the people of scotland will understand what their tax implications are. >> thank you mr. speaker. exports from the service is there could be cut by 60% of the uk ops for the single market and that would be a $2.3 billion -- for scotland degette any tell us why his conservative colleague voted against the scottish government to protect the scottish people? >> the independent fiscal commission. >> mr. speaker i'm sure the independent fiscal commission will have noted that my
colleagues voted against the s&p's motion because we have absolutely no idea where the s&p stands in relation to the uk's future relationship with the eu. >> order. questions to the prime minister. >> mr. speaker this morning i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others in addition to my duties in this house i shall have further such meetings later today. >> thank you mr. speaker. a bill introduced by member organizations including faith. the support does not apply to application fees and a four-person collection fee impacts family budgets. will the prime minister
undertake --. >> the issues of trying to ensure that those who are responsible for children actually pay their children when of families broken up. it's been a long-standing question which this house is address. we have various ways of dealing with it through the agency that is responsible but i think it is right that the changes being introduced are on a more level basis and since more people are able to access the support they need. >> daniel kachinsky. >> the government is rightly focused on economic growth, jobs and prosperity something that all of us can get behind. with that in mind will shoot back a highly competitive bid for the northwest relief road which will not only deal with the congestion are tennis facing that dovetails into that narrative? >> and i think my honorable friend for raising this and i know the west relief road has
been issued a particular concern and it's received considerable local backing to understand there has been a bit for feasibility a case for the scheme. what i can say at the moment is the announcement of a successful bid for the feasibility funding is expected sure we indeed. >> jeremy corbin. >> thank you mr. speaker. thank you mr. speaker. the government sustainability and transformation plans for the national health service hide 22 billion dollars in cuts according to research by the bma. that risk and i quote starving resources and patience of vital care. that comes from dr. mark porter at the bma. where is the wrong?
>> a national health service is indeed looking for savings within the nhs which will be reinvested. and i would remind my right honorable gentleman that it's his government providing that not just the $8 billion in funding by 10 billion requested by the national health service in sustainability plans are being developed at local levels in the interest of local people by local. >> it's very strange the prime minister should say that mr. speaker because the health select committee chaired by our honorable friend says it's actually 4.50 yen. there is quite a big difference there. mr. speaker part of the reason for the strain on our national health service is because more than 1 million people are not
receiving the social care that they need. as a result of this there has been an increase in emergency admissions for older patients. it's not funny. she described how her 89-year-old mother suffered to false leading to hospital admissions due to a lack of nursing care and went on to say my mother is worth more than this. what action will the prime minister take to stop the neglect of all the people which ends up forcing them to take admission when they should be cared for at home or at the care home? >> of course social care is an area of concern and it's a key issue for many people. that's why the government gives to special care funds and that's why the government has introduced it to local authorities and we are
encouraging the working together with local authorities to deal with especially the issues he has raced on social care but i will just say this to the right honorable gentleman, we have introduced the social care precepts. they said they deal with social social -- and the royal commission in 1999 the green paper in 2005, the review in 2006 the csr 2007 and another green paper in 2009. 30 years and they did nothing. >> mr. speaker as the prime minister well knows health spending tripled under the last
labour government. and the levels of satisfaction with the national health service was the highest ever. this government's choice was to cut social care by 4.6 billion pounds in the last parliament. the same time cutting billions in corporate taxation bills. that means it's affecting patients leaving hospitals as well. the last four years the number of patients unable to be transferred from hospital are adding to social care and increased by one third. will the prime minister ensure her government guarantees all of our healthy people the dignity they deserve? >> i recognize the importance of
caring for elderly people and providing them with the dignity that they deserve. he says his government has done nothing on social care. we have also introduced the medicare fund. he talks about support for elderly people and i would remind him which government is it that put the triple lock in place for protection? the largest increase in pension history. >> is it's a drop in the ocean compared to the social care. i will give you an example mr. speaker. the whole house i'm sure would have been appalled by the revelations in the panorama program this week showing older people systematically mistreated the care quality commission's assessment of care homes run by the morley group require improvement in this year's warning notices. she goes on to say the owner has
allowed services to be carried further and has a. nicole: utterly neglected the duty of care to the residents of these homes. what action is her government going to take to protect the residents of those homes? >> the right honorable gentleman mentioned raising the issue quality of care in a way in which elderly people are treated to ensure everyone is appalled when we see terrible treatment that is given to elderly and vulnerable people in care homes. what we do about it is ensure that we have the cq see which is able to step in which takes action which has powers to make sure that nobody, nobody entertainer responsibility from accountability but we know that's all they that can be done and that is where the q. c. q. is looking at ways in which it can increase its efficiency. my honorable friend the minister of community health care will be
writing dequeue cq shortly to look at how we can speak to improve what they do. it's the cq see that deals with these issues. we have that in place. is there more we can do, yes and we are doing it. >> mr. speaker the problem seems to be that the home was understaffed and we should be blaming often underpaid in hard-pressed care workers. we should be ensuring there enough of improperly paid. there was a serious problem of understaffing and was the last labour government that established the cqc and i think a warning notices insufficient that we need stronger action than that. yesterday mr. speaker the government proposed patients may have to show passports or other i.d. to access nonemergency health care. has the government considered that the impact of this on elderly people come the last census showed 9.5 million people in this country don't have passport.
rather than distracting but impractical policy that the prime minister provide social care with the money that he needs to care for the people who need the support? >> over the course of this parliament the government will be spending half a trillion pounds on the national health service. the right honorable gentleman asked about their process to ensure the people who are receiving nhs treatment are entitled to receive such treatment. for many years there has been a concern about health tourism, the people turning up in the uk accessing health services and not paying for them. we want to make sure that those who are entitled to use the services are indeed able to receive those free on the point of delivery that but we deal with health tourism and shelby paying for health service.
>> mr. speaker mr. simon stevens said over two weeks ago that the next three years are going to be the toughest ever for nhs funding in the 2018 would see health spending per person cuts for the first time ever in this country. the nao reported the cost of health tourism is over 100 times less than a 22 billion in cuts the nhs is facing from this government. the reality is mr. speaker under this government there are 6000 fewer dental health nurses. the record 3.9 million people on nhs waiting list. all of us in the department no the waiting time is getting longer and longer and there are 1 million people in this country not receiving the social care they need. instead of looking for excuses and scapegoats should the prime minister be ensuring that health
and social care is properly resourced improperly funded to take away the stress and fear that people face in old age and social care and the stress on our hard-working nhs and social care staff. >> billions of pounds extra in social care through the social care pretext in the care fun. half a billion pounds is being spent on national health service a record level of investment in mental health and the national health service. >> order, order. members must not shot down or attempt to shut down the premise of the question being asked and the answer must be heard. the prime minister. >> is a fundamental point of the right honorable gentleman it is this. we can only afford to pay for national health service and social care if we have a strong economy.
and that's precisely what is going to hear from the chancellor of the exchequer in a few minutes time. >> thank you mr. speaker. on the 23rd of june by constituents voted by a margin of 62% to 38% to lead the european union. many of those people, many of those people are unhappy and frustrated and what they see in delayed tax takes by some who don't seem to understand the meaning of the word democracy. >> it's very discourteous. the honorable gentleman has a legitimate question and that question and every other question should the fully and with politeness heard. the honorable gentleman. >> thank you mr. speaker. and i will repeat it. understanding the meaning of the word democracy which i would
provide them is government by the people especially the rule of the majority. with that in mind what reassurance can my right honorable friend get my constituents in me that it will be treated by march of next year? >> i'm clear that we will ask that my honorable friend is absolutely right to make a key point a referendum, was decided by this parliament 6-1 that people should have the opportunity to vote on the european union. the vote was held in the turnout was high. the public gave their verdict or there must be no second reference of no attempt to flavor out of it. this is the government that will deliver on the vote of the people. >> thank you mr. speaker. we have that this repeatedly brought up as a devastating impact on disabled people from the uk benefits and system. the government plans to cut
support for people with long-term health difficulties by 30 pounds a week. last week my colleague the member proposed a motion which was passed by this house with support from both labour and conservative members for these cuts to be postponed. will the prime minister act on the photo this house? >> what we have been doing in relation to benefits for disabled people, the overall funding for disability benefits will be higher every year up to 2021. we have been focusing support of those who most needed in those the most unable to get into work worse. for those were able to get into work place we have provided a package of support but over the last two years maybe six thousand more disabled people are in the work place with the dignity of having a job which is what many people want to have. we are focusing on those and
helping people with disabilities who want to get into work late to do just that. >> the prime minister will make changes impacting a benefit recipients in work. with will the prime minister confirm that she has no intention of helping people with disabilities and medical conditions? why should people who are unable to earn a living be punished for disability or illness by lifting a 30-pound -- do you have any intention of changing that? >> i have just set up my right honorable gentleman to the ways in which we are providing help for those people who have disabilities because they said the overall funding, spending a disability benefits will be higher in 2020 than it was in 2010 but it's also important recognize that mummy when we give support to people with disabilities isn't simply about the benefits and how much money they get. for those who are able to get
into work and on that part of the esea we provide outside the benefits as well because we recognize people want the dignity of getting into the workplace. that is what we are helping people is disabilities to do. >> will my right honorable friend agree that the commuters including many of my constituents who use the a12 are traveling on the roads that need to be repaired. to improve productivity and to speed up daily commute times with my right honorable friend expect that the proposed 1.3 billion pounds investment in improving our road networks is warmly welcomed and will do a great deal to enhance connectivity?
>> my honorable friend is absolutely right. the importance of infrastructure expenditure is helping to deal with productivity in our economy i'm pleased that the 1.3 billion in new roads shows long-term. set the living jobs and delivering economic growth. it's it's about mick ensure that this is an economy that works for everyone. it's just one part of the package that we are proposing but of course my right honorable friend the chancellor will be setting it out more clearly in a few minutes time. >> thank you mr. speaker. my constituents is in prison in iran. a british national has been separated from her husband and her 2-year-old daughter for eight months now. she has been on hunger strikes and is now suicidal. the prime minister needs to reunite this mother, this
daughter, this wife with her family. mr. speaker will it take natalie's death for the government to take it seriously? >> obviously it's a very difficult time for the whole family and i'm sure we are all concerned about the reports of the impact that detention is having on her health as she is in detention in iran. this is an issue that has been repeatedly raised with the iranian government by the uk government that they previous and former secretary i stress the importance of finding a resolution as soon as possible. i've since written to the person requesting confirmation of the charges added insurance is that ms. ratcliffe will be allowed full legal representation in regular contact with her family but we will continue to with do everything we can to the family that includes the british
government remaining ready to help to bring ms. ratcliffe's daughter back to britain. >> does my right honorable friend at most of our social problems is to help you manage to reduce the net immigration in this country we will have to build far more newer homes. the recommendation by the european banking authority to increase by 50% the reserve against housebuilding making it even more costly for them to lend for housing than for unsecured credit cards, profoundly unhelpful. >> i'm sure my right honorable friend will recognize we have our own prudential regulation authorities that the point he
makes about the importance of housebuilding is absolute correct. we do need to build more homes. that's something the government has been doing releasing something like 900,000 new homes being built since 2010. that is what this government is working on. >> thank you mr. speaker. the brexit secretary and the foreign secretary described by a politician is having no idea what brexit really means. the times reported today that the eu ambassador sent to -- dominating our relationship. when is the prime minister owing to get rid of her ministers and when is she going to demonstrate to the country and are eu colleagues that she has the coherence -- a coherent workable plan for brexit? >> i will be very clear in this
house on many occasions about the plan we have for brexit. crucially we will be leaving the opinion and we will be triggering by the end of march and that's when formal negotiations will start but it's absolutely right that we did not set out the big stage every single detail of our proposed negotiating strategy. that will be the best way to get a thoughtful deal for britain. >> as we beat the european union maintaining the uk cutting-edge as well as leadership in scientific and technological discovery is of paramount importance to our industry can i welcome the prime minister's announcement each year. isn't this just the type of vital support that of businesses and researchers need rather than the threats from the labour party 2/the rnc tax credit which
would harm our economy? >> my right honorable friend is absolutely right that extra investment investment we will be putting in research and development is a crucial part of the long-term ensuring that we have the economy and the growth of prosperity in this country that we need. the new funds will be able to put us on the cutting-edge of scientific discovery which i thought to myself where are the doing this and would welcome cambridge, a really transformational work that's being done coming out of the knowledge base in scientific research here in the united kingdom. we want to see more of that and that's why we will be investing it. >> thank you mr. speaker. civilians who avoid -- are starving. we must do more so will she
revisit the prospect and will she look at backing the campaign to stop the daily perpetrator war crimes of stripping them of their right to hold the 2018 world cup? >> in honorable gentleman is right to raise the issue of the appalling atrocities taking place in aleppo and it is right that we along with their international allies should be doing all that we can to try to bring this to a stop. he will recognize the issue of who hosts sporting events is not in the government -- and what we are doing as i say is working with their international allies to put more pressure on russia to stop the appalling atrocities and the attacks taking place in aleppo. what we want to see is an agreement for political transition to syria without president assad. >> does my right honorable friend agree that if the uk is
to remain competitive and our citizens are to enjoy the benefits of the digital revolution it is essential that we should be at the forefront of appointment of ultrafast broadband and 5g mobile connectivity? can i therefore welcome the announcement which we are led to believe may be made shortly of a 1 billion-pound investment? >> my right honorable friend will be waiting in cetacean. but he is absolutely right that is a look at improving productivity in this country come as it looked to the of the future the provision of that superfast broadband provision of the new technological opportunities for people is a crucial part of that and something the government recognizes and will act on. >> thank you mr. speaker. one day last week my constituency were -- there were
23,000 assaults last year. what will the prime minister do to ensure and reduce the --. >> can i send our best wishes to those people who were assaulted in her constituency last week. it is important that we recognize when they go out and do the end for many indeed opted to define themselves intervening in situations where they do find themselves on the receiving end with violence against them. if they're willing to go forward in the line of duty were others are not and we recognize that. what we have done in relation to this is where, one of the things want to do is to identify the number of assaults taking place and that's why lester provisional numbers were
improving. sentencing guidelines are they allowed for an assault on a police officer to be taken as a factor into account but also new developments like the body cam videos provide the evidence that ensure to deter assaults in the first place. >> thank you mr. speaker. i know the prime minister shares my concern of the levels of acute hospital bed locking. as she agree with me part of the solution is to promote community hospital beds where they exist in places like sharps very in the transformation process? >> the process of course will take place at the local level and will be local level that these proposals will be considered by local clinicians with the concept of being able to deal with it that blocking in a part of ways is a good example around the country where having
those beds available is resulting in bed talking to their otherwise which is being done in the part of the country where social work is being employed by hospital trust. but it's very good to recognize a good practice what is being done and would like to see more of that across the country. >> thank you mr. speaker. earlier this month a -- confessed to bbc that he took part in robberies involving gun attacks that murdered british soldiers. he said he will never disclose information of any federal details of ira actions as constituting war crimes. can the prime minister ensure me that her majesty's -- will apply to the extradition of this terrorist request from the republic of ireland's? >> the question as to whether or not an individual would be extradited or her request to be put into the extradited would be
for the appropriate prosecution investigation of prosecution all authorities to take you what i do say to the honorable gentleman is that we do tours recognize the concerns from those cases where it's still possible to win justice and want to see that being done. >> mr. speaker during the last six years we have had three major referendums with varying degrees of excitement. with the prime minister agree with me that you can have too much excitement and was a therefore were allowed in a further referendums in this parliament? >> my honorable friend is trying to say and one thing i will rely this is the current referendum on whether or not we leave the european union. >> mr. speaker i have watched lunch in the financial appeal to visit increasing numbers as a
direct result of the uk government's pursuit. mr. speaker how will the prime minister sleep in her warm bed at night knowing her government proceeds have -- [inaudible] >> the government is taking action in a variety of ways to address the issue of homelessness. of course one of the keeping seems to need to do is to ensure we do see more homes being both in this country. i say this to the honorable lady. she talks about austerity in a tone that she refers to it. actually it's about as living within our means. we should always remember, we should always remember when we are talking about government providing support for individuals that taxpayers have to pay for that support. many taxpayers themselves are struggling to get by. >> thank you mr. speaker. the prime minister will be aware that yesterday the rail task
force launches report which was commissioned following the vital railing. it was severed again. will will she commits the government to ensuring the vision it outlines? >> i think my honorable friend for his question. can i suggest he exercise patience and listen carefully to to what my right honorable friend the chancellor has to say. >> mr. speaker we all surely agree that britain needs strong defense. how can the prime minister is to fight her government's decision to scrap all the navies heavyweights service within a replacement? >> i have to say i don't recognize the picture that the honorable gentleman defends. we are investing billions of pounds ensuring that our armed forces do have the missiles, the boats and the ships for the
royal navy and the other pieces of equipment for the other armed forces. it's not the picture of recognize. >> thank you mr. speaker. with my right honorable friend agree it would be good for confidence in the rule of law if judges did not enter into speculative public thoughts on cases they are about to hear? >> we value in this country the independence of our judiciary, that than independent judiciary when it comes to making judgments in court but also their independent and what they choose to put in that speech. >> mr. speaker is millions of public sector workers face another year of suppressed pay
after another week of brexit negotiations and with a the national health service facing a winter crisis, facing a winter crisis does the prime minister worried that our government is only just about monetary? >> i have to say to the right honorable gentleman, we are very clear about the amount of money we are putting its international help and he talks about the negotiations. actually the negotiations for leaving the european union don't form until we trigger article 50. we will trigger article 50 by the end of march next year. but the right honorable gentleman was to do is to stop us from leaving the european union by denying people the decision of the -- he wants to deny people what they want and we are going to give it to them.
>> mr. speaker may raise the concerns of millions of drivers across united kingdom who worry about the cost of driving and the kid keeping it down and also how the oil prices have jumped like a rocket. sid i recognize as my honorable friend says many people look with great concern about the cost of motoring this country. i suggest as i have done to my other honorable friends that he is a little impatient. >> thank you mr. speaker. the prime minister has talked about her worries with social care but surely we have to judge her by her actions. the last six years there has been a 37% cut in authority funding, 57% in my area and nearly a quarter of all of those older people in need of social
care admin denied any help at all. what is she going to do about this? >> the right honorable lady made a notice that i've been asked several questions about social care and i will get the answer that i have given previously. what this government is doing about social care is putting more money into the better care fund getting authority to do -- and making sure health and social care come together to ensure we do with the issue of deadlocking. >> thank you mr. speaker. teespeaker inside were mask wearing thugs trying to rob a story. my two constituents nigel dunmore -- did just that and by intervening they fled leaving the money. staff were hurt less and will my right honorable friend jamin
praising the courage in this extraordinary act of bravado? >> i absolutely i absolutely agree with my honorable friend and i commend the bravery and courage shown by those two individuals. i think nigel is a star in that situation to ensure that it was not as bad as it might have been. thanks to his incredible bravery there would have been many who would have stepped forward that way. >> does the prime minister believed that --. >> i believe we should put workers representation on boards and i take no apology for the fact that his government is going to deliver on that.
brought their years in government, the labour party did nothing. >> order. the first secretary of state and chancellor effie exchequer chancellor hammond. c-span will leave the british house of commons as members move onto the business. and watching prime minister's question time life wednesday a seven-game eastern eastern when parliament is in session.
>> it's not possible to only talk about guns. a broader societal thing which counts people out dehumanized them and that means when their life is taken, that is already being accounted for but i think there is a row problem. once you start saying he was an a student, then the suggestion that there is a grade you can get where you won't be worthy of getting killed.