tv Prime Ministers Questions 10252017 CSPAN October 25, 2017 6:59am-7:48am EDT
questions. one is if you ask for who is paying, that is what broadcasters already do. there's a considerable amount of complaints it isn't a informative for the citizens for good government who actually that is. >> into the broadcast goes back and asks and you loose your counsel or executive committee and they don't give you an answer. i get back. i am not asking for enforcement. i am asking what burden is there to publish that information and data. >> the information is currently uploaded to the website websitey the ftc and its proven not to be a very significant burden to most tv stations. >> the one thing i would note is
torbay. >> question number 11, mr. speaker. we have made progress on the scotland 2016 wealth of powers. all dwp sections and we are working with the scottish government to support taking on these responsibilities to ensure safe and secure transition. >> i think my friend. i'm surprised to hear only a small portion is used given the complaints here to some members of this house. does he agree this is another example of griping rather than governing by the scottish national party. >> i'm sure the people of scotland would also agree, but we have no clear plan for how they will use many powers. this government is focused on delivering for the people of scotland and it's time for them
to stop ducking their responsibility and use their powers to do so as well. >> questions to the prime minister? >> mr. speaker-- [inaudible] >> the prime minister. >> mr. speaker, mr. speaker, i'm sure all members across the house will wish you join me in wishing all the home nation team the best of luck in the rugby lead-- league world cup. i have ministerial colleagues and others in addition to my duties a chef further such meetings later today. >> thank you, mr. speaker. services in england are in crisis. since 2010 the local council of manchester had its-- [inaudible] >> by march the government will have taken three-- 6.3 billion
out of social care. >> as i have said in this house before we recognize the pressure there is on social care as we see in aging population. there is short-term meetings and long-term answers. in the short time we've made extra funding available. the announcement was made in the budget for an exit 2 billion pounds. in the medium term we need to make sure this practice is observed across all local authorities. in some cases charges are higher than in others and we need to make sure best practice and in the long term we need a sustainable push in our social care system and that's why we will be publishing a full and open consultation on ideas and proposals to ensure we can have that short-- social care system
in the future. >> thank you, mr. speaker. what reassurances can she give me about the ongoing support the government is giving? >> my honorable friend raises an important issue. since my right honorable friend the secretary of state the commission's work on this in september last year i can confirm we will publish our response to the consultation tuesday the 31st, of october. with a wide range of issues we need to ensure the funding model is right. we need to look at issues such as significant increase in service charges that had taken place recently making sure we are looking at cost control and i also say today as part of our
response of review we will-- [inaudible] we will not be amending it in the wider social sector. >> mr. speaker, mr. speaker, mr. speaker, join the prime minister in wishing the rugby team league get the best. i hope they win at. last week the house voted by 299 to zero to cause the rollout of universal credit. with the prime minister respect the will of the house?
>> as i said before we acknowledge the fact there are concerns of universal credit. we have been listening to those and it changes have been made, but perhaps i could update the house on where we are on the rollout of universal credit. currently, as people claim benefits 8% are on universal credit and by january of next year that will rise to make 10%. of the rollout is conducted in three phases and in the attention it will be completed by 2022. it's being done in a measured way and i'm pleased to say that four out of five people are satisfied or very satisfied with the service they are-- universal credit helps people into the workplace and make sure work pays and that's what the welfare
system should do. >> if only 8% of the rollout has taken place and 20% are dissatisfied that they cause for thought, maybe a pause in the whole process and lastly? host: conservative mp has the courage of their convictions to vote with us on suspending universal credit rollout. a conservative member of the wealthy assembly angela burns said and i quote for the life me i cannot understand why a six or four week gap is acceptable. she called universal credit callus at best and downright cruel at worst and concluded by saying she's ashamed of her government. can the prime minister ease her colleagues shame by pausing and fixing universal credit?
>> as i said we have been making changes to the implementation as it has gone through the rollout. let's be clear is why i introduced you to universal credit. >> members are getting overexcited. the question has been put and the answer will be heard. from mr.? >> we entered you-- introduce you to universal credit to ensure work pays and help people into the workplace. under labor let's look at what happened in the benefit system under labor. under labor they have it paid back to them and benefits. under labor people were trapped on a lie of benefits. under labor the number of work in the household
of old. labor benefit system cost household an extra 3000 pounds a year. for the conservatives they've given the low pay the pay rise, workers a tax cut and ensure there's a benefit tape-- system that helps people. >> mr. speaker, under labor 1 million children were lifted out of poverty. under labor, we introduced the principles of the national minimum wage opposed by all over there and if the prime minister is not prepared to listen to angela berg, perhaps she can listen to the architect of universal credit, woodford green who said one of the reasons i resigned from the government was i didn't actually agree.
this is something the government needs to look at. does the prime minister agree with him? >> it's not just the answer of give and i think three or four times now. as we look at universal credit rollout and we look at the way we introduce it. he talked about what happened under labor and i'm happy to talk about what happened under labor. >> too much noise on both sides of the chamber. at the responses from the prime minister will be heard as will the questions from the opposition and every other member without fear or favor. prime minister? >> under the labour party the right honorable gentleman is talking about rolling out the new benefit
system. let's think about what happened when the labour party rush to introduce tax credit. i was not the only member of parliament in this house who had people in my constituent who have filled improperly and years later the government came back and that was built for thousands of pounds. that's what happened when you rush into a system rather than do it properly like we are. >> mr. speaker, i thought we'd pass the threshold last week without prime minister was going to add-- answer the questions. we've obviously not achieved that yet. it's to help people on low pay and diplomacy and it made a very big difference. mr. speaker, and the sad is that universal credit is in such a mess the councils are forced to pick up the bill.
example, creighton council is now spending 3 million pounds of its own budget to prevent tenants from being evicted due to rent cause by universal credit or does the prime minister think it is right or fair in a hard-pressed local authority having a budget cut by social government, dipping into what little money they have left to prevent people from being evicted when they know full well it's the responsibility of this government and system of universal credit causing the problem? >> labor it reduced tax credits and then called thousands of pounds back. he raises the issue of rent issues and i know members have concerns of people managing their budget to pay for their rent. the vast majority of people on universal credit this is not an issue managing their budget and after four
months the number of people on universal credit who are in paths -- has fallen by a third. we recognize the issues and we are working and built flexibility in the system so land owners can be paid directly and i want to be clear no one can be legally evicted from social housing due to short term rent. i come back to the essential point about universal credit. it's about a welfare system that helps people into work, but makes work pay and doesn't trap of people in a life on benefits. >> i know the prime minister could it say anything about people being evicted from the private rented sector because of the universal credit problem. mr. speaker, the cost and the benefit system is driven by low paying high rent. in 2015 the then
chancellor, her former friend, promised 9-pound and our living wage. in the march buzz it it was sneaked out and would only reach 8 pounds 75. the welfare state was not created to subsidize low-paid employers and overcharge landlords. so, will the budget in november, put the onus back-- >> order, order, i expected better of you. you were much better behaved when you were at university. what's happened to you, man? control yourself. >> my question is this, will the budget in november put the onus back on to employers to pay a decent wage so workers can make ends meet? >> we went to ensure
there are higher pay jobs in this country and that's why we are investing in the economy for the future and why we are investing in not infrastructure and in schools for young people and it's why we are introducing-- the right honorable gentleman said the welfare system wasn't created to subsidize employers paying low wages and that's exactly what labor working tax system did. >> jeremy corbyn. >> mr. speaker the government-- governments own social commission reported low pay was endemic in the united kingdom. one in four workers permanently stuck in low-paying jobs. that's why labor backed a living wage of 10 pounds per hour to make work pay. mr. speaker, this government doesn't know if it's coming or going. of a say-- they say the
conservative party and government says they have full confidence in universal credits, but won't to vote for it. they say they will end the nhs, but won't allocate any money to pay for it. the communicate-- community secretary back 50 pounds on housing but the chancellor says it's not policy. they are planning for a no deal brach said in the chancellor says they are not. isn't the case that this government is weak, and confident, divided and unable to make a decision-- >> order, order, order. the responses from the prime minister will be heard and the remarks of
the right honorable gentleman will be heard. you can try to shout him down and other members can try to shock the prime minister down, it won't work. jeremy corbyn, isn't it the case this government is weak, incompetent and divided and unable to take the-- make the essential decisions necessary for the good of the people of this country. >> i will tell the right honorable gentleman of course we want higher wages and to ensure we can invest in public services, but the way to have this and have a better future for the people in this country is to build and continue to build a stronger economy. you build a stronger economy-- don't though
they stronger economy by losing control of finances. you can't build a stronger economy by hitting people with taxes or voting against progress in our brexit negotiation and you don't-- [shouting] you don't build a stronger economy by planning for a run on the pound. that's what labor will do and we will never let it happen. >> general murray. >> some people campaigning by way of a petition to say lifeboats must be launched immediately. i believe it is irresponsible and puts our life boat crew in peril if they don't know where they are going. we've know this.
with the prime minister look at making safety grounds available so that all fishing boats can have a beacon on board. this would cost well under 4 million pounds with every registered fishing vessel under 15 meters. my late husband had what aboard his boat. >> and i think my honorable friend. this is an area where she has tragic experience i would like to commend her for the work she has done. and championing these causes. i think she is right launching a light-- lifeboat when a fishing vessel is overdue. that's why the coast guard take time to gather valuable information before deciding how best to respond to. on the issue she has raised there are grants available and i encourage all those involved in fishing to make the most of those available.
>> in blackburn. >> thank you mr. speaker does the prime minister agree with me that my-- [inaudible] >> what i think is key is to ensure we have migration in this country. that's what this government is delivering. >> mr. blackburn. >> mr. speaker, american government moved to scotland and invested 400,000 pounds for an award-winning guesthouse. the contribution to their community yet they've been deported because of respect to change my home office rules. with the prime minister meet with me to discuss this case in the systemic problem with uk migration? >> there are systemic problems with uk migration.
the secretary is meeting with the and-- john went to discuss the case he has raised. home office does work to ensure immigration rules are properly implemented >> now it's time to hear mr. simon hall. >> thank you mr. speaker i have composed myself. i was glad to hear last week that the german chancellor said the final deal with regards to brexit is going to happen. does my friend agree my assessment that we all get a good deal that works for our country, for the european union and possibly more important for my constituents. >> i agree with my honorable friend and i believe we are getting the best practice deal for brexit.
i believe a deal that will benefit the united kingdom, benefit the united kingdom across all parts of uk including constituents that we maximize the benefit leaving that eu while we maintain the greatest possible access to eu market. that's what we continue to work on and that's the vision i set out in the european union as we know are now preparing their response to that. >> the prime minister has previously stated her commitment to apprenticeships. however, in my constituency the apprenticeship levy has not helped those for whom it was designed. what steps will she take to ensure the apprenticeship helps those from lower income backgrounds? >> apprenticeship are important. we already in the couple met from 2010 to may 2015 we saw apprenticeship created and we are commended for a further 1.9 apprenticeship.
it is important and i think the important point about apprenticeship is it's an opportunity for young people, not to feel they just have to be encouraged to go down in academic route when it doesn't work for them. it's important many of them the best things they have done we want to make sure it's available for all those that would benefit from it. >> mr. speaker, can the prime minister assure me that the right roads, school places, post boxes and of course especially healthcare provisions will be in place to support both my new constituents and the ones i've got at the moment? >> well, can i first congratulates my honorable friend and say i'm pleased that it's doing what we want and recognize we need to do to build-- tackle dysfunctional housing
markets, but she is right infrastructure is also important. that's why we've committed to 15 billion pounds for road investment strategy and over half a trillion pounds spent on an hs in a record 41 million pounds on funding for school this year and that is a record of conservative in government. >> and 24 hours the people of dundee will waive off for the 2023 european capital of culture. fantastic boat which will generate 1500 jobs and 5% to local gdp. can i have the prime minister notwithstanding her difficulties with europe to back this bid given it comes from the most forward-looking city in the whole of the uk? >> well, can i say to the right honorable gentleman then of course
we are always backing any city in the united kingdom to become a european city of culture, but i welcome the fact that dundee has moved to forward and is part of this. as i say we want-- [inaudible] >> richard graham. >> it's a criminal offense for those teachers in a position of trust to have a sexual relationship with those young people under 18. a constituent came to me recently distressed about exactly such a relationship between his 17-year old daughter and a middle age driving instructor. while it's consensual it's not illegal, i'm concerned there might be a risk to young drivers being groomed by a predatory instructor. as my right honorable gentleman agrees with me driving instructors are by the nature of their work in a position of trust should be covered
by the same rules of teachers and which he asked the minister to work with me on this? >> i'm concerned to hear the case of his constituent that might right honorable gentleman has raised and i recognize the position in the role driving instructors play and i think it's something i will ask the appropriate departments to look at. >> stephen kenneth. >> in march 2019 the prime minister told this house that parliament would be given a meaningful vote on the terms of the article 50 with draw bill and this morning in the brexit committee the secretary of state told us the vote may not take place until after march 2019. can the prime minister explain how it's possible to have a meaningful vote on something that's already taken place? >> as the right honorable gentleman knows we are in negotiations with the european union but i'm confident the time for
the negotiations to take place and i'm confident in the interest of both sides it's not just this parliament that wants a vote, but actually other parliaments that we will be able to achieve that negotiation in time for parliament to have the vote. >> robert henry. >> we enter a week of commemoration around the declaration. with my right honorable gentleman rededicate us to the pursuit of peace and justice for both the israelis and palestinians and celebrate with pride our small national contribution to the creation of a democracy in the middle east and sanctuary for those who suffered for anti-semitism and fear its rise again and in the state of israel a true friend of the united kingdom.
>> can i first of all say to my right honorable friend that we are proud of the role we play in the creation of the state of israel and we will mark that with pride. i'm also pleased of the good trade relation and other relationships we have with israel and that we are building on. we also must be conscious of the sensitivities some have about the declaration and we recognize there is more work to be done. we remain committed to the two state solution in relation to israel and the palestinians. that's important aim and i think it's important weaker-- recommit to ensure we provide security, stability and justice for israelis and palestinians through such a time. >> thank you mr. speaker. [inaudible] can i ask the prime minister when she will be ready? >> i say to the
honorable lady as she well mows it raises complex issues. we are grateful to charles henry for the review he conducted and the department is considering this and we will respond in due course. >> and murray-- annamarie. >> does the prime minister agree as we leave the eu and take control of our land management policy it's a critical part of the management framework which we can build to ensure long-term homegrown work for our housing industry while increasing our potential and reducing flood risk? >> my right honorable friend is correct. we are putting that to work to protect the environment for future generations and i'm pleased to say since april, 2015, we planted over 2 million trees, but we have more to do
and we will continue to work with landowners and stake holders on this issue, that she is correct it's not just about the look of the countryside. it's also about the role trees play in reducing flood risk-- he also said. >> the prime minister has spoken on mental health. can i think her for that. when she was home secretary she outlawed-- [inaudible] today parts of our mental health system are in crisis. in my constituency children, young people and families are waiting two years for autism assessments. the secretary of state agrees that unacceptable. can i asked the prime minister what she's going to do to turn well-intentioned statements of mental health interaction? >> to the right honorable gentleman he knows we are doing a number of action.
ebay's a specific issue of autism diagnosis and the time it takes. i know my right honorable friend promised to look into this and will do so because we are clear we want to ensure adults and children should not have to face too long for autism diagnosis. of the department of is working with partners to help address these issues where there are long waiting lines for autism diagnosis and it sets out that assessment should begin with three months of referral for the department of health to work in those areas to make sure it's possible to achieve that >> tomorrow at the airport the bloodhound will carry out its first line test run its quest to achieve the land speed record. with the prime minister join me in wishing the home bloodhound team and the driver a successful test run-- agree with me
that this shows the uk continues to lead the world in innovation in science and engineering? >> i am happy to join him in wishing the bloodhound team well. i have met some of the members of the team, but i also agree with the point he makes that it continues to show that we have some of the world's best universities, for our in the world's top 10 and we have more nobel prize winners than any company -- country outside the united states. i'm sure we will all be proud of the bloodhound team. >> thank you mr. speaker. does the prime minister agree with me that with the result of the potential downgrading of the infirmary, 479 professionals lost, over 300 hospital beds cut and a 90 minute journey to the nearest a and e
are not the best entrance-- is-- interest of my constituents and will she meet with me? >> the principle we want to base decisions on his changes should be based on evidence and led by local clinicians to understand what the local healthcare needs are. i understand the council has reversed those changes to my right honorable friend the health secretary. i know they will be coming to a decision in due course. >> next year the first woman member of parliament, well might right honorable friend tell us what leadership and encouragement for women and girls to take part in public life. >> can i say to my right
honorable friend that i think it's important we mark this next year and recognize the role women play in this house and in public life. i went to see young women and women actually able to see this house as a place a actively want to come to an want to contribute to their society and want to respond to the needs of local constituents and make a difference in peoples lives. that's what i minute for and that's why i encourage more women to come into this house and i'm pleased to say we have more women on our benches than ever before all of us in this house all of us in this house should have due care and attention to the way in which we refer to other people and should show women in public life the respect that they deserve.
>> thank you, mr. speaker. yesterday the scottish parliament voted by 91 votes to 282 band fracking in scotland. and asked the prime minister why she would not consider following scotland's lead in introducing a moratorium in the rest of united kingdom in order that there can be a full evaluation of health environmental consequences of this controversial technology and in order the public can be consulted? >> i say to the right honorable gentleman that it's an issue of which we will simply disagree because i think shell gas has the potential to power economic growth and that country. it will bring thousands of jobs and provide a new domestic energy source and we have more than 50 years of drilling experience in the uk with one of the best records in the world for protecting our environment, so they
will provide up to one million pounds of additional resources and local councils-- [inaudible] we will build a proposal for the relationship during this parliament, but it's important sense of energy and i think it's right that we ensure we use this and take the benefits of it for our economy, jobs and people's future. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i'm sure the prime minister is aware of the terrifying incident sunday where a gunman held hostages at a bowling hourly in my neighboring constituency will she join me in the honorable member and praising the excellent to work of the police and ambulance services in assuring the situation was brought to
a swift conclusion without casualties? >> can i say to my right honorable friend we were all concerned to hear this had taken place and i'm happy to join him in the honorable members in commending the bravery in bringing this to a swift conclusion and also the ambulance service in assuring there were no injuries. our emergency services do an amazing job and it's the sort of incident which they don't know when they put on their uniforms in the morning what they will be called to but i was pleased to welcome a number of the emergency services personnel to downie street monday. they always say they were just doing their job, but i say what a job they do for us. >> mr. speaker, on the 29th, of march i asked the prime minister if she would help the people of newberry after the huge explosion that devastated the town center and it she said
she was happy to help and there would be support in the future. two weeks later she called the general election and has all but forgotten about the people of newberry. while she may have forgotten my constituents haven't, so i ask her again precisely when we're they put their hands in their pocket so the people and newberry can rebuild their town in their lives? >> i say to the honorable lady that government has not forgotten and i understand that we are waiting for the council to produce proposals and will look at those seriously. >> acknowledging the hard work of the men and women in my constituency for the work they did in the caribbean, well she also acknowledge that the helicopter was ready and available for work in the caribbean within a couple of hours of having arrived? >> i'm happy to commend
them as all those in our military and volunteers who were able to provide supports after the devastating hurricanes that took place in the caribbean and i'm also happy to agree with my honorable friend that we were there on time and able to act quickly. >> joanne at cherry. >> thank you mr. speaker mr. speaker, we can all agree no one it should ever be persecuted on account of their sexuality. last week the prime minister said we have come a long way on lg bt plus rights, but there's more to do. can i ask her to start that work today by promising that never again will the home office deport lg bt asylum-seekers to countries where they are likely to be persecuted with the instruction that they pretended to be straight.
>> can i say to the honorable lady it's an issue we take seriously and i think i'm right in saying it was conservative government that changed the rules on assignment seeking to introduce the category of those who could face persecution in their home of origin because of their sexuality. i'm pleased that was done and i'm sure they will treat all these cases with the sub it-- sensitivity that is appropriate. >> speaker, as of 2016 201617% of the premises in scotland-- [inaudible] will my right honorable friend join me encouraging my scottish government to do more-- [shouting]
>> can i say-- [shouting] >> order, order various hand and finger gestures are being deployed. i'm interested in the promised her's reply. prime minister? >> can i say to my right honorable friend i think we all recognize the importance of broadband been available to people in our constituencies, but he's correct that members of the scottish national party come down here and spend a lot of time talking about how the scottish government got on with using its powers to benefit the people of scotland-- [shouting] >> mr. speaker, we have heard the announcement
that many hundreds of jobs in lincolnshire-- [inaudible] today i wish to race a proposal of the factory which will mean the loss of another 180 jobs. we keep hearing about the so-called northern powerhouse. >> right honorable gentleman, i recognize it's a worrying time for the workers and obviously we will ensure that they have the support they need to look for new jobs including the rapid response service that gives particular support the people in need in these areas, but in relation to the decision i can assure the house we will continue to promote our world defense industry and i hope all labor members will continue to promote
the industry. i'm pleased that just last month my right honorable friend that offense secretary signed committing them to the purchase of 24 typhoons and last year the ministry of defense spent 7.3 billion pounds and are working with them to ask-- maximize the opportunity in the future to ensure we can retain jobs in the united kingdom. >> when it comes to tackling homelessness, prevention is better than cure, so i'm delighted the government backed the reduction act , but one of the people that choose to rent face is putting together deposit in helping with the rent. will my right honorable friend luk's scheme to provide 32000 people a year attendee to rent for an investment of 3.1 million pounds a year, but not only that it would save the public up to 1.8 billion pounds
over a three-year period? >> i think my honorable friend for the issue he has long campaigned on the issue of homelessness and preventing homelessness and i am pleased to support his reduction act and i think it will be an important contribution in this area. i understand on the specific issues he's raised he's made a representation to the chancellor who i'm sure will look at that representation carefully. on a more general issue of helping people i'm pleased we been able to announce an extra 10 billion plans-- pounds which may say difference to people to enable them to get into homes. >> the workforce the union and management deserves enormous credit for the way in which they have responded to the threats coming from the united states boeing
in particular which is a threat to their jobs and livelihood. can the prime minister give us assurance that you will continue building on the good work that's happened and also that you will continue to work with the unions and management to ensure the threat is removed and the c series is a success story and the thousands of jobs in belfast are protected across the united kingdom as well? >> i'm happy to give that commitment. a lot of work is being done in relation to this issue. we will certainly continue to do that work. obviously in relation to airbus and this series is important announcement, but we want to ensure those jobs because we
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