tv British Prime Minister Briefs Commons on G-20 Meeting CSPAN July 10, 2017 6:39pm-7:48pm EDT
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>> is leading the way. at the g7 and subsequently through a detailed action plan with -- i called for industry to take responsibility to more rapidly detect and report extremist content online, and industry has now announced the launch of a global forum to do just that. at this summit we set the agenda again. calling on our g20 partners -- >> hear, hear. >> -- calling on our g20 partners to squeeze the life blood out of terrorize network and making the banking system hossile for terrorist and we security agreement on all our
proposals. we agreed to work together to ensure there are no safe spaces for terrorist financing by increasing capacity building and raising standards worldwide. we agreed to bring industry and law enforcement both to develop new tools and technologies to better identify suspicious small flows of money being used to support low cost terrorist attacks and just as interior ministers are following up on the online agenda we -- so finance minister is will from on the g20 submitments to cut off the finding that fuels the terrorist threats we face. also called for the g20 to come together to better manage the risk posed by foreign fighters a that's disperse from the battle feels in -- field in iraq and we are improving information sharing on people moving from dieash territory. by working together we can
defeat the terrorist threat and ensure our way of life will prevail. turn ago to the global economy we're seeing encouraging signs recovery with the global gdt will rise by 3.35% this year. but maybe, both here and the and you can across the g20, are simply not sharing in the benefits of that growth. so we need to build a global economy that works for everyone by ensuring that trade is not just free but also fair for all. that means fair for all people here in the uk, and is why wear forging a modern industrial strategy that will help to bring the benefits of tried every part of our country. it means fair terms of trade for the poorest countries and in time explore options to improve their trade access, and i means strengthening the international rules that makes trade fair between countries.
at the summit i argued for reforming the trade so it keeps pace with developments in key sectors like digital and services and better able to resolve disputes. some countries are not playing by the rules. there are not behaving responsibly and creating risks to the global trading system. no where is this more clear that in relation to the dumping of steel on global market. the urgent need to act to remove excess capacity was recognize at the g20 but not enough has been done since. with to avoid -- we need collective satisfaction we believe we need to be more effective and the pace must quicken in order to ensure the work gets the necessary attention i pressed ministers to meet in this forum. the uk will play a leading role
in champions reforms to all citizens can share in the benefit of global growth. as we leave the european union we'll work for a bold, ambitious trade agreement with the eu. but we will also see the exciting opportunities to strike deals with old friends and new partners. and at this summit i held a number of meeting with other world leader, all of whom made clear their strong desire to forge ambitious any bilateral trading relationships with the uk an brexit, including america, japan, china, and indiana, and this morning i welcomed australian prime minister turnbull to towning street when he reiterated his desire to for a bold new trading relationship. mr. speaker, all these discussions are a clear and powerful vote of confidence in british goods, british services, the british economy and the british people.
for africa on a. this is aspirations for trade and growth, creating millions of new jobs and harnessing the power of capital markets to generate trillions of new investment. and we welcomed a new contract with africa which reflects those principles. on migration we have the support of italy and the uk expert delegation will travel out to italy to see how we can help serve them. mr. speaker, this is yet further evidence that while we are leaving the european union as a global grid and we will continue to work closely with all of our european partners. the g 20 also agreed to use upcoming negotiations on the un global compaq to seek a comprehensive approach. this includes ensuring refugees get aside on improving the way we distinguish between refugees
and economic migrants and developing a better overall approach to managing economic migration. it also includes providing humanitarian and development assistance to refugees in their home region. and that is something you take limit of 55 million pounds to support the government of tanzania in managing its refugee and migrant population and support the further integration of new naturalized refugees. turning to modern slavery, it is hard to comprehend that in today's world, innocent and vulnerable men, women and children are being enslaved, forced into hard labor, and passed from abuser to abuser for profit. we cannot and will not ignore this dark and barbaric trade in human beings. it is simply horrifying and inhumanity. that is why i put the issue on the g 20 agenda a year ago. and at the summit i pushed for global and coordinated approach to the complex business supply chains which can feed the
demand for forced labor and child labor. mr. speaker, our groundbreaking uk modern slavery act forces to examine all aspects of businesses including supply chain and to publish results. i called on my g 20 partners to follow britain's lead. and i welcomed germany's proposed vision 05 to which the uk is contributing and an important part of helping to ensure the health and safety of workers in these global supply chains. finally, we agreed to create better job opportunities for women, tomb of the legal barriers and end the discrimination and gender-based violence with strict opportunities at home and abroad. as part of this ukase contributing to the women entrepreneurs finance initiative launched by the world bank which will provide over $1 billion to support women in developing countries to start and grow businesses. this not just morally right it is economically essential.
in the uk will continue to play a leading role in driving forward women's economic empowerment across the world. mr. speaker, of course we did not agree on everything at the summit including climate change. but we have such disagreement it is important that we come together and forms such as the g 20 to try and resolve them. as a global grid and we will continue to work at bridging differences between nations and -- to that of the allies around the world. that is what we did and that is what the government will continue to do and i commend the statement to the house. >> thank you mr. speaker and i think the prime minister. i'm surprised that we have so much to contribute to the g 20 given there was barely a mention of international policy in her party's election manifesto. or indeed any policy so much so that they are now apparently asking other parties for their ideas. and so if the prime minister
would like it i'm happy to furnish her with a copy of our election manifesto.or better still, an early election in order for the people in this country to decide. mr. speaker, the government is understatement at a pivotal moment in the country and the world amid uncertainty of brexit, the conflict in the gulf state, north korea, refugees continue to flee war and destruction, ongoing pandemic, the impact of climate change are the core global challenges of our time. just when we need strong government we have weakness from this government. the us president attempts to pull the plug on the paris climate change deal. and only mr. speaker, a belated informal mention and brief meeting with him. no ability to sign a joint ledger from european leaders and at the time he made the
announcement. the uk trade deficit mr. speaker is growing at a time when we are negotiating the exit from the european union. the uk back saudi war in yemen continues to kill displays and injured thousands. with 300,000 cases of cholera. and on this man-made catastrophe. but worse mistress because the government continues to sell out to saudi arabia. one of the most oppressive and brutal regimes finances terrorism and is reaching humanitarian law. the courts may have ruled the government acted legally. it certainly is not acting ethically. mr. speaker, we on this side welcome cease-fire agreed between the us and russia in the southwest of syria.it is good news. did the prime minister play any role in those negotiations? glossy commit to work with them to expand the cease-fire so the rest of them - theus
presidents attempted to pull out of the paris climate - of the g 20 leaders have been unequivocal with the us president. but not our prime minister.we did apparently not raised by literal but later raised it informally. i do not quite know what that means but maybe the prime minister can tell us exactly what the nature of that meeting was. what a complete neglect of a duty both to our people and perhaps, equally importantly to our planet as well. we need a leader prepared to speak out and talk of values of international corporations and human rights and social justice and national law. she now needs to listen. so i ask this, will she condemn attempts to undermine global cooperation on climate change? will she take meaningful action
against our country's role in global tax avoidance which starves many developing countries of funding for sustainable growth which is also sucking investment out of our public services. will she offer european union nationals in britain the same rights as they have now? what proposals does she have and what discussions did she have an britain's membership of - will she called sales to saudi arabia and back germany's call to end the bombing in yemen? we have heard the prime minister talk about safe spaces for terrorist finance. so what is our government report into foreign funding on extremism and vital causation in the uk when will this report be released? and what unit regulations is the uk bringing forward for uk
companies and banks as part of a new global accord on terrorist financing? mr. speaker, keeping britain's global is one of our country's most urgent tasks. but the truth is, the country needs a new approach to foreign policy and global corporation. the conservative government simply cannot deliver previous pointing to the grotesque levels of inequality within the country and between them is important. two security and sustainability of our world. in a joint report published in april, the world bank, the imf, the wto recognized what they referred to as the long-lasting displacement as well as large earning losses of workers. and that leaves negative experience of globalization in the established political order. the prime minister talked of the jumping on steel in global markets and why the government
failed to take action that the other nations did at the most acute time when our steel industry is suffering? this is the architect of the failed policies. and now there is to use brexit to turn britain into a low wage -- a narrow and hopeless britain in this country which would only serve the few. one that would ruin industry, destroy innovation and hit people's living standards. finally, the us president said a us, uk trade deal will happen quickly. can the prime minister give any details or timetable or any of the terms of this agreement on environmental protections, workers rights, consumer's, product safety, any of those issues that so concerned so many people? mr. speaker, the prime minister lost her hope and now she is
losing britain. >> prime minister! >> thank you mr. speaker. can i say on the issue of terrorist financing it is in fact the united kingdom that has been not only developing approaches within the uk, working with financial sector but is taken is internationally and as i said, raised this at the g 20 and have agreements from those countries sitting around the g 20 table that we are going to take this forward together. i think what was important was that we had a separate communicate on terrorism that addresses issues to identify suspicious funding. this is what the uk has led on, it was the uk's proposal and it was in the communiquc of the g 20. he talks about global tax avoidance. it is the uk that has led on this tax avoidance. global tax avoidance is only on the agenda of international
meetings because my right honorable predisaster put it there. the uk has the meeting on that. he talks about, he talked about trade deals, he talks about trade deals. i'm very happy, we are always working with the americans on what trade might look like it will have a working group with the australians we we have a working group with india as well. we are out there, he says that what britain needs assembly actually standing up and speaking about these things. what we need is doing these things and it is exactly what we are doing! and on the issue of climate change, this country has a proud record on climate change. we secured the first truly will believe legally binding agreement on climate change in the paris agreement with the third best country at tackling climate change. we are putting your own legislation there in relation to emissions. and this country will continue
to lead on the issue. he refers to the question of saudi arabia. i welcome the high court judgment today. with this it shows my right honorable friends defense secretary will be making the statement on this later this afternoon. it shows that we are indeed, we do this country -- finally started off by talking about the issue of the government agenda. this government has an ambitious agenda to change this country. and there are many issues, there are many issues - >> you are a chicken rather early for expendable whippersnapper. calm yourself. take this with good reason. prime minister. >> there are many issues on which i would hope that we would be able to achieve consensus across this house. issues like ensuring that our
police and security agencies have the power that they need to be able to deal with terrorist threats that we face. issues like responding to the matthew taylor report which i initiated and commissioned to ensure that an economy is a world changing, workers have their right protected. and we also talked about women's empowerment at this g 20 summit. one of the issues i have been concerned about recently is the fact that many female candidates during the general election found themselves covered. and. [inaudible] >> as has been referred to to the right honorable lady -- i would have hoped that every leader of political party in this house would stand up and
condemn such actions and it is time that we did so. >> i can graduate the prime minister and her successes in a productive summit particularly on the trade front. in which she confirmed the ministers are working not just on trade deals for their countries, we don't have ones with at the moment but also in making sure that we -- >> i am happy to get that confirmation my right honorable friend. there are three areas we are working on trade. one is obviously looking ahead to those trade agreements that we can have with countries but we don't currently have them with as a member of the european union. the second is ensuring that as we leave the eu we are able to move this portrait and third we are working with countries like india, australia to see what changes can we make now before we leave the european union to
improve our trade relationship? >> thank you mr. speaker. the g 20 summit was an eye-opening event on a global stage desperate -- -- goodness knows what it would mean and -- [inaudible] the prime minister must now come to her senses.united kingdom outside of the single market would be - our friends are moving on without us. finalizing trade deals with japan and canada while uk comes in on itself. the chamber of commerce, 61
percent of scottish feel that the uk should remain in the single market and -- it is quite scandalous that the prime minister turns a blind eye to the economy and -- mr. speaker, i welcome and especially contribute to the work of the german chancellor who delivered a challenging agenda on global issues. the community is clear with the agreement it is irreversible. i asked the prime minister. [inaudible] >> they also delivered a partnership to boost -- creating a million new jobs by 2022.
can the prime minister explain the uk's role in delivering the initiative and confirm whether the uk role will continue after exiting the eu? mr. speaker, the agreement to take action to achieve gender equality is welcome in the house. the g 20 two take immediate effect and measures to eliminate child labor by 2025. forced labor, human trafficking and all forms of modern slavery. a promising step indeed. however mr. speaker, the prime minister went to hamburg with a message here joined the g 20 to tackle terrorism. in particular - what staggering hypocrisy. the prime minister commissioned by her predecessor denying us all the truth about terrorists in the uk but the -- what an absolute outrage.
was he set up a public inquiry into questions and the funding of extremism? >> the honorable gentleman wasn't making a personal accusation against the prime minister. order, order. he wasn't making a personal accusation of hypocrisy against the premises. i can't believe he would knowingly do that because it is palpably disorderly and he ought to be aware of that and if he is not aware of that is time he was. i think your district to speed and clarify the position. >> indeed i am happy to clarify. in direct relation, there was an element of an accusation. withdraw. >> i will withdraw the accusation against the prime minister -- >> prime minister. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the gentleman raised a number of issues. on the question of trade deals. if i sent out my statement earlier, we do indeed have
started discussions with a number of countries. yes, the united states but also japan, china, india and a number of other countries of the g 20 that i was able to. >> guest: about the possibility of future trade deals.he asked about the contract with africa. this isn't a european union initiative, this is something that has seen less by chance under the g 20 and indeed, the united kingdom has been playing its role in the principles and the contract of africa. the principles we have been using our systems that we have been giving to right of countries in africa already. we already have the contract with ethiopia, united kingdom has put forward which will create 100,000 jobs including among those jobs, jobs to refugees in ethiopia. so again, we have shown a commitment to these issues already. he talks about the issue of terrorist financing. of course, what we discussed in
showing that we are looking across the board in all aspects of terrorist financing pretty means as we look at the changing nature of terrorism, we don't just look at large-scale financing, we also look at the small sums of financing that are harder to trace, harder to identify but which could potentially underpin attacks that take place and that is where they communicate clearly put a focus and that is a new initiative that has been taken. then he talks about modern slavery. i think it is important to eradicate modern slavery. it was in the g 20 agenda, it is energy 20 agenda because i put it there. because modern slavery is an issue that this government takes very seriously. we introduced the slavery act, the first piece of legislation of its kind in the world and we are working with others to ensure that eradicate modern slavery. you have to say in his portrayal of the uk's position at the g 20 was simply wrong. but then he wasn't there and i
was. >> order. accommodate the interests of colleagues in this matter, there will be an imperative for great brevity to be, i hope, spectacularly exemplified now. >> that is kind of you as the speaker.i didn't actually have a question. [laughter] maxwell, the right honorable -- order!i did not imagine it immensely. the lady was standing. she ceased to do so, she has -- in eager anticipation and baited breath. >> i will take the opportunity, i wondered if my right honorable friend can help us with the modern slavery act. because she might be identified as we have led the world in the sort of legislation.
and in the work that she there was you secretary that she finds that across the world there is now a dishonor of the other countries to follow where she in this country have led? >> am very pleased and that is indeed the case. we are seeing a much greater awareness of the issue around the world. we are seeing much greater willingness of the government to look at this issue. chris will think we were looking at the human trafficking aspect and in the uk it is important to look at what happens in the country. and that is exactly what we are doing. >> answer and that the right honorable judgment will be as brief as - >> in light of the discussions, - to withdraw the uk from this despite the concerns that there are about implications to the nuclear materials and
lifesaving radio therapies. kendra explained to the house what the uk nuclear industry gains from such a thing? >> answer the right honorable judgment would be aware the membership is inexplicably linked with european union membership. what we are doing is we signal in the queen's speech, a future bill on this issue is wanting to ensure that we can maintain those relationships that corporation which enabled the exchange of scientists, exchange of material of the countries around the world that have that relationship which are not in the european union. i look forward to his support for that bill. >> -- >> thank you, mr. speaker. as might honorable friend agree with me that free trade is going to be one of the great brexit dividends? will provide cheaper food, clothing and footwear to the
greatest benefit of the poorest in our society? >> i agree with my honorable friend. it is free trade. but and enable us to grow the economy, increased prosperity, to provide jobs and there will be benefits in the trade agreement that we want to negotiate around the whole of the world. we also need the country to defend the concept of free trade because sadly, it is too much attack around the world. >> - >> thank you, mr. speaker. when journalists -- have been murdered in russia. does the prime minister share my anger at the sight of presidents putin and trump talking about a free press and media to -- >> we defend a free press. we think prepress is an essential opinion but our democracy here we want to
defend a free press around the world. i can assure you that we do indeed regularly raise the issue. with the russian president and at all levels in russian authority. >> -- >> thank you, mr. speaker. can i also pay tribute to my right honorable friend for all of the gardner work is done in the past. on the issue of human trafficking and slavery. i commend you for raising this at the g 20. but with the world on the move, unfortunately the opportunity for more of this rather less of this are not there. so what do we do between the g 20 two ensure other countries take this seriously as the uk does? because we set the bar in this and we need to raise others to it. >> that is absolutely right. we are taking action across a number of areas. the specific area refocused on a g 20 was the business supply chain but of course one of the key ways of ensuring that we
can act against human trafficking and against modern slavery is through the cooperation of our law enforcement agencies here in the uk with others around the world. that is exactly what we are encouraging and what is happening and i am pleased to say with some success. >> -- >> thank you, mr. speaker. a year ago secretary to the house of the government would have a deal on a country by country reporting. -- can as the prime minister to ask what progress and what discretions she had to make sure that we can tackle corporate tax avoidance through open public country by country reporting? >> this is an issue that we regularly raise. we are disappointed at the lack of progress that has been made in this area. will continue to press on this issue. but of course if we're going to get that multinational agreement that others have to agree to this concept as well. we will continue to press it.
is there because the uk has been putting it on the agenda in the past. and will continue to do so. >> -- >> about this new love fest with the benches opposite, given the record of the leader of the opposition of the counterterrorism and security act, does she possess a very long spoon? [laughter] >> well yes, i can - i can say to my right honorable friend that i have in the past as home secretary, welcomed the corporation which i had from the benches. not from the right honorable judgment who is in opposition from others on the benches. so to ensure that our agencies have appropriate powers to deal with the terrorist threat that we face. i look forward to - and indeed others across the benches opposite in house from point forward and supporting those counterterrorism -.
>> there includes important reference to global education including the global partners for education and education - the uk has a proud record on global health. will she join with us in the forthcoming t20 presidency to get investment in global education, the priority it deserves? >> yes, indeed i would say it is not just about looking ahead to the g 20 agenda for the next meeting. it is also about what the united kingdom has been doing practically through the international development budget, a significant number growth particularly around while not being educated as a result of the input we have put in. we think that will education agenda is a very important one. >> -- >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the prime minister said in the statement, leaving the european union we are not leaving europe. we will continue to work with our european friends. and allies in developing a better overall approach for
economic migration. >> well, my honorable friend is absolutely right. i think this is an issue that the uk again has been leaning on an increasingly. they are recognizing with the uk has been saying about the importance of differentiating refugees and economic migrants. will continue to work not just in the g 20 on that but on the united nations work that started last year that will be coming, progressing towards the end of this year in terms of looking at the compact migration across the world. >> -- >> we know that us intelligence services leak sensitive uk intelligence and hours following the attack on the ariana grande concert in manchester. this weekend we had president trump and putin discussing forming an impenetrable cybersecurity unit so that election hacking will be guarded and safe. according to president trump's tweets.
can you guarantee that this will not be compromised or shared in any way as long as there is a risk of this sort of bizarre and dangerous alliance with the russians? >> i can say your honor believing that we take this issue very seriously. it is important that we are able to share intelligence with our allies in the united states and with other allies around the world. but what matters is that we are able to do that on the basis of confidence. that the intelligence will be appropriately or treated appropriately. i can assure that we take the whole issue of cybersecurity extremely seriously. that is why we set up the new national security center and we recognize and understand the threat that russia pauses in that area. >> mckinley.>> the g 20 summit we heard words from the president of the united states and more this morning from the prime minister of australia. as to the opportunities for
rapid and comprehensive trade deals between the countries and the uk. as my right honorable friend agree with me that new trade deals with old friends and new that only realize outside the customs union will add to the prosperity of a new global written? >> my humble friend is absolutely right. we would be very clear that we want to be able to undertake and activate those new trade deals with old friends and new allies alike. and of course that means not being in the customs union that would prevent us from doing so. so we are able to negotiate trade agreement with the eu and trade agreements around the rest of the world. >> -- >> can oppress the prime minister and the issue of migration and displacement that affects 65 million people worldwide? she will notice is 1 january 82,800 people have risked their lives trying to cross the mediterranean and 2000 have died. the deterrent 184 percent of the economy of the world apart
from 55 million that she mentioned going to tanzania. what other resources are being given to deal with this catastrophic problem? >> the resources being given to this issue are significant and from the united kingdom's own point of view, there is the work that we have been doing in our budget particularly a number of countries in africa. i referred earlier to the conflict that we have with ethiopia. which is providing jobs in ethiopia for refugees and others because we see this is important to ensure that there are economic opportunities in the countries of origin for these migrations so people don't feel the need to make the dangerous journey. as a note that the last council meeting we are giving extra funding i think 75 million to work with libya and indeed, with italy to ensure that there are humane conditions for people to be able to be returned to countries in africa that we increase the ability of
the libyan coast guard to ensure that they are properly intercepting those boats which could pose a risk to people in terms of their life if they were to make it across the mediterranean. so it is multifaceted. beth united kingdom is involved in every aspect of this. >> -- >> thank you, mr. speaker. and the stripper has spent his entire life opposing trade deals in countries around the world such as mexico and india. the prime minister success at g 20 means that we can look lost east and west securing trade deals and does not write friend agree with me that we should recognize and be proud of the global confidence in services, british goods and the british economy? >> my honorable friend, is absolutely right. i think that a number of leaders, those i have mentioned but others as well. have expressed their interest in trade deals with the kingdom
is a vote of confidence in the british people. >> blackburn. >> thank you very much. mr. speaker i would be interested to know when that prime minister expects a trade deal with india and -- >> the honorable lady may know that there is a limit to what we can put in place while members of the european union. it does not mean that cannot discuss what a future trade agreement might be.and also, it doesn't mean that we cannot discuss how we can improve trade relations already. person areas where we can do just that which are not covered in terms of the - and those of the conversations we are having. [inaudible] >> will relieve the european union communion, a trait that would be a good and necessary thing. does she welcome the clear support of the american administration as expressed at the g 20 of important
decision-making is the american congress. i'm following her successful visit to philadelphia with the republican caucus. which enable the excellent congressional relations office of our embassy in washington to help members of parliament make the case to our congressional colleagues for this free-trade deal? >> absolutely right about the role of congress will play. and you raise an interesting idea. i indeed did have conversations and i know international trade has been having discussions recently in america with members of congress. we will certainly consider the proposal my honorable friend has put forward. but he is absolutely right, we'll be working with congress and the american administration on this. >>. [inaudible] >> she says she wants help in building consensus for sensible policies. there is a majority in the house to stay in and there's also a majority stay in the
european - agency so why don't you? >> as i referred to my answers, the membership is inextricably linked with the european union and when we leave the european union we will be living there as well. will be looking to put in place a similar relationship just as other countries around the world that are not members of the eu have access to the movement of scientists and materials and founders that produce -. we recognize the importance of this that his wife and built was in the queen speech in relation to this. >> sir edward lee. >> as my honorable friend is not open to ideas for men that tried to remove her from my face. maybe she'll be willing to take an idea from a friend. [inaudible] >> and wanted to stay in office. >> the animal judgment should
calm himself. i would like to hear what the honorable member has to say. >> however, this idea? we have words on helping italy over migration but as long as it is forced to take the refugees, obviously more and more will come. will my honorable friend work with our allies to try and establish safe havens in libya so that people can be returned safely to libya? that is a concern. >> had to say to my honorable friend and not only is that a good one but when we are already working on.in working with, that is one of the issues we will be discussing with the italians and others in relation to the extra humanitarian aid that we are making available. we have also made available offers to the italians support and help to return from nigeria because a significant number also are coming from nigeria and we have indeed arrangements already from the united kingdom
and nigeria to provide exactly that sort of area where people are able to stay. >> -- >> prime minister, i would like to estimate syria and the loss of civilian life. specifically as it relates to us operations against dionysian raqqa. it does appear that the rules of engagement has changed. she raised this or has she raised this with the united states or have her ministers? >> as the young lady may recognize, we are regularly in discussions with the americans and others within the coalition about the action that has taken place. i think the military action that has taken place in mosul to has been important and in raqqa will be important. of course we always take the position that we want to ensure that these actions deal with those of their supposed to do with. the terrorists and do not affect civilians. >>. [inaudible]
>> thank you, mr. speaker. welcome to the prime minister's particularly the additional assistance been given to italy to tackle migration. might i -- [inaudible] with my right humble friend agree whether the delegation has been sent to italy might also be sent in due course to greece? >> as it happens, what we are doing is mirroring in italy something we have already offered to greece and has been taken up by greece. end of course, in the situation of greece there is a different situation at the moment because of the deal with turkey. that the european union did so we have seen this and a reduction in the number of migrants trying to reach greece. but we have also seen people
coming through those words and not trying to go through libya into italy. we will certainly ensure that we are giving as much support as we can to italy in this matter. >> -- >> in the prime minister's defense, the bilateral trade agreement with the nics. will she - that we agree to the establishments of investment protection mechanisms which override british course? >> the right honorable gentleman is asking about arrangements and negotiations have yet to take place. started discussing with the americans and we will of course be negotiating trade arrangements with them. >>. [inaudible] >> many developing countries trade with 820 countries and being on a level playing field. free-trade and fair trade, once we are leaving the european union --
>> i think it is very important. we will have that ability once we are outside the european union to strike the trade deals with countries around the world. but i think underpinning what my honorable friend has said in her question is also the need for the united kingdom to stand up and promote free-trade around the world. as i said earlier, there is a attempt in some areas to move towards protectionism. i think we should send against that. we should show very clearly that free-trade that brings prosperity and jobs and helps not just economies such as ours but actually helps some of the poorest countries in the world to develop. >> -- >> thank you, mr. speaker. given the special relationship that the prime minister and joseph mr. trump can she explain why she got to influence him from preventing him from putting out of the parents climate agreement and which he condemned that decision and reframe from
ruling out the red carpet in the form of a state visit? >> i made in the united kingdom made its view on the paris agreement very clear to the united states. the united states takes his own decisions. it is a commitment that the president made during his election campaign i said to him him one more than one occasion i encourage them to come back into the paris agreement. i think it is important that we will continue to work to get them back in. >> -- >> thank you, mr. speaker. even at the vast majority of members in the house are backing brexit including the leader of the opposition is it time the people stop using these negotiations for political or personal - and unite behind the prime minister and get on with delivering with a deal that works for all of britain? >> my honorable friend, is very right. 80 percent of the votes that the general election were from
those and said they wanted to deliver on the brexit decision taken by the british people in a referendum last year. that is what the government is going to get on and you and i hope that others request as possible support us in doing it. >> -- >> thank you, mr. speaker. the premises said women and children being enslaved, forcing to her labor, and pastoral review two of these are for profit. does the prime minister agree that -- did she raise the issue with the prime minister? >> is an issue that i have raised this previously with the prime minister. the question of modern slavery as we have, as united kingdom and around the world address this particular issue. we are very clear that we want to see this issue being dealt with. it is one of the reasons why we have put into legislation the requirement for companies in
the uk will be manufacturing, who will be sourcing products from around the world that they need to look at their supply chains. and they need to make sure in report on what they find at their supply chain and whether or not mother slavery is taking place within the supply chains. >> does congress agree that while leaving the european union there so many matters in which we need to cooperate. particularly in the channel and the migrant problem dealing with. [inaudible] to tackle the evil of people trafficking and also cooperating -- >> absolutely agree my honorable friend. there's much will continue to want to cooperate with countries within the european union.of course the relationship we have with france and belgium in particular in relation to our ports and the traffic of people across the channel is very important to us. we have been working
increasingly with the french authorities and with others including break authorities for example. on the issue of human trafficking and successfully ensuring the criminal gangs involved in this are not just identified but are investigated and prosecuted. >> -- >> for the prime minister confirm whether she spoke to the president of turkey at the summit and whether she asked about the reasons wife -- >> i did speak with him and also spoke with the inspector general of the united nations. we spoke about the reason why they -- is a matter of not just great disappointment with great sadness. the talks did not come to a fruition. they where the closest we've come to finding a solution for the unification of cyprus and it is as i say, think a national sadness that is not able to be achieved.
united nations acted, work to achieve that. united kingdom played a strong role in trying to achieve that. . mr. speaker at quarter of g 20 members also members of the commonwealth i welcome my right humble friend talking about preliminary discussions for australia and she also let the house know what discussions we had with other commonwealth countries such as new zealand? >> i'm happy to let my honorable friends know that we have indeed also been helping with new zealand. this is an issue that i think we can progress with a number of other members of the commonwealth. not just new zealand but also canada. >> -- >> thank you, mr. speaker. what concrete steps will the government take nesta get climate change back in the discussions with the us administration? >> we raised this issue regularly with us administration. crucially i think there was a very clear message of everybody sitting around the table
thinking 20. about the importance which we all play on climate change agreement on the paris agreement and the us being a member of it. >> mr. philip -- >> the economic beginning part of the nation, a strong economy and new international trade deals cost brexit a very important for a less than impressive prime minister has told hassett over the weekend she met the leaders of america, china, japan and india to talk about new trade deals. and as that sounds to me like a very good start and a very good -- >> i thank honorable friend and recognize important role in the economy of the country and the benefit will receive these new trade deals come into place. i'm sure his constituents and others across the country will benefit from them. [inaudible] >> can we guarantee that brexit will not - will retain full
membership -- >> as the honorable lady will know i have defended our membership in a number of other number of arrangements that we have. we are in full negotiations with the european union and those would be members of the negotiation. we want to continue to retain our corporation on matters relating to crime and counterterrorism. some of those reports are outside those arrangements with other european countries are arraignments went outside the european union here but we want to maintain that corporation because it's important not just for us but countries within the eu. >> will conversations in the prime minister have with leaders about the growing crisis on the korean peninsula? what does she see on the role in this and --
>> i am happy my honorable friend to tell you have had a number of discussions with other leaders on the issue what is happening on the korean peninsula and the activities of dpr k. particularly including with - because i think china's role here is an important role because they have the greatest leverage and north korea. and i tell them to exercise that leverage. >> -- >> the prime minister talks about she tells what discussion she had with other leaders about the open skies agreement which depends on the relationship with the european union. and considerable concerns in the aviation and -- time is very short. >> tell the honorable gentleman
that i had spoken about this with president trump. >> -- i encouraged by having a growth plan as quick as possible so that you can see the enormous value of a green economy.>> i think you kids records a good one. i think we can point to actions we have taken here and you can request we will be going to do more on that policy and in the future. but we will or can already show the action we have taken that benefited as a set of earlier statement that the no contradiction between decarbonization and a growing economy. >> -- >> do you think this deal with denies this is better than no deal?
>> we will be negotiating a good trade deal with united states.>> prime minister would recall of the recently deceased -- would have included grotesque provisions for private global corporations to prosecute legitimate democratic governments. should we get any deals that has such provisions in the future? >> i recognize the concern that was raise. i can tell the gentleman that is enough to negotiate trade with the us we were looking to have trade deals in the best interest of the united kingdom. >> for all of this that remain hundreds of thousands of civilians in syria remain under siege from the evil al assad government. will she look again at the issue of getting a and a multinational agreement and to those besieged towns and cities? >> you have raised an important
issue which we do regularly discuss with coalition partners. in the possibility of getting it in this he will know there have been some attempts to ensure and getting her to those civilians who are - he said try again have to say, we do regularly raise issues. the best answer to this is to find a solution to the situation. civilians are no longer being besieged. >> -- >> these are moments that would resemble moments of the adams family. perhaps when donald trumps seat was taken by his daughter. she didn't bat an eyelid because i suspect she is expecting someone to take her seat soon. i just wonder who she hopes that will be whether it is the foreign secretary or the chancellor.
>> i have to say, in relation to the fact that ivanka trump took the presidents seat at one point, that was after a session we had in the morning where we had launched the entrepreneur's financing initiative which is an initiative that has been developed by ivanka trump and the world bank. so i think it was. [inaudible] >> -- >> is welcome that the prime minister raise the issue of the dumping of chinese deal with president xi jimping but words are cheap it is actions that might appear 10 apartments until the house was specific actions are going to be taken to ensure that china starts playing by the rules? you will be aware of the actual intake and in the united kingdom to support our steel industry.we have urged the, apogee 20 took the decision that the would be the basis on which work will be done internationally to look at this issue.
but has not worked as well as people had hope. it was set up under the chinese presidency and it is not that we want to see with the ministerial meeting to look at the capacity later this year. >> diana johnson. >> while the prime minister confirmed that the nhs will be excluded from any trade deal with united states? >> i am conscious that this was an issue that was raised in relation to the - deal. any concerns will have a somehow that was about changing the nhs. we are not going to be changing the national house service. the deal would never be an impact on the national health service in the way the opposition has suggested. >> kevin brennan. >> thank you, mr. speaker. nology 20 countries have made the same progress we've made in this country in relation to racist and discriminatory language. was that an issue they discussed with the g 20 leaders and she agreed that where that
happens organization should take decisive and swift action? >> i have to say to the honorable gentleman that we are going to ensure that we use appropriate language at all times. >> -- [inaudible] has the prime minister -- >> i have to say, the honorable gentleman that was very clear is that we want to negotiate a comprehensive trade agreement with the european union which gives us access to the single market. but anybody who is looking at the impact on the economic impact that takes place a leading single market should recognize that the single market that is most important to nations with them united kingdom is the united kingdom. >> steve mckay. >> given our commitment to
ending modern slavery and our desire for other countries to follow the uk's lead, what did she think it is more than two years to investigate the case of the woman in my constituency was a victim of rape, slavery and trafficking? recommended example is she setting for the g 20 there? >> i'm not aware of the individual case that the gentleman raises. he talks about investigation of the case of rape. that is not a matter of this it is a matter for the police. >> rachel reeves. >> thank you, mr. speaker. and the prime minister said that membership of - is inexplicably linked with our membership of the european union and yet the members are longer than members of the european union-not be the case and when the government, we seek
arrangement, it is so important both for the civil nuclear sector and also practice the best radiotherapy treatments. >> the fact is that the treaty makes it clear that there is a link between that membership. if you are membership the european union and - but i think across the house will agree that we want to ensure that we can still maintain the arrangements and the relationships that currently exist. but they will be under a different basis in the future. we want to maintain those relationships, there is an argument about that. >> -- >> thank you, mr. speaker. -- any reform to the wta rules with it longer than the time you have left for the uk conference of the european union without a tray dealing 2019.
>> one of the points of a comment that was making it the g 20 was that we need to speed up the way in which the wto looks of these issues. looking at trade around the economy is not something that they would be started from scratch. they've been doing that for some time.just need to ensure that we get on with it and get those rules met. >> -- >> thank you, mr. speaker. i will open the prime minister's indication choice of closelyback into the paris agreement. what you consider strengthening her negotiating hand by suggesting to president trump there will be no negotiations on a free trade deal until they come back into the deal?or is securing a free trade deal not worth the future of the planet? >> what we want to do is ensure that we do get a good trade there with the analysis because it would be to benefit the people here in the united kingdom with prosperity, economic growth and jobs across the uk.but will continue to press on the climate change agreement as well. as i said, i have encouraging
president trump as are others to find a way back into the paris agreement. i think it is important for us all. meanwhile we will continue to do our best in terms of the applications of the paris agreement. >> i think the german wanted to -- know? okay. i was going to say you wanted to do so. they could raise it now he wanted to do so but he doesn't wish to do so. that is fine and thank you.>> senate republicans plan to this updated version of their healthcare law replacement bill on thursday according to gop aides. congressional budget office score is likely to follow as soon as on monday. a week from today. and they vote can come by the end of next week. political reports there are major questions about how the bill will address gop disagreement over a proposal touted by conservative senators.
the story says the amendment and by gop senators mike lee of utah and ted cruz of texas would allow the sale of cheap insurance plans outside obamacare's regulatory structure. senate leaders spoke about the care on the senate floor today. here's majority leader mitch mcconnell followed by democratic leader chuck schumer. >> majority leader. >> obamacare has been hurtling toward collapse for years. today, it is on the edge of total meltdown. unless we do something about that even more will get hurt. these are the men and women that represent americans who did not do anything wrong, american student into many cases have been hurt about obamacare already and we have a responsibility to help before obamacare comes literally crashing down around them. i think each of us understand