tv Prime Ministers Questions CSPAN February 7, 2018 7:00am-7:50am EST
[inaudible conversations] >> mr. speaker. may i just say to my right honorable friend would stand up to anyone and everyone when it comes to making the best interest of the united kingdom. >> finally. order. too much noise in the chamber did. >> thank you mr. speaker. the good friday agreement was one of the greatest legacies of the last labor government. messing up the border issue could mean that destroying the good friday agreement to be one of this government legacies. >> mr. speaker, i assure the
honorable lady that [inaudible] paused and december of this year united kingdom and the european union makes it clear that the debt belfast agreement remains intact and all of it is part of will remain intact. >> order. questions to the prime minister. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i know the whole house will join me in paying tribute to captain dean who died in a traffic accident in iraq on the first of generate. it was not his a result of enemy activity. we want to offer condolences to his family at this difficult time. one hundred years ago yesterday women won the right to vote and i know house well, some would
say indeed some women universal suffrage did come to him and ten years later under a conservative government to back. [cheering and applause] i'm sure the house want to join me in marking the heroic struggle that led to him and having the vote because it never changed our nation's future. this morning i have meetings with ministerial colleagues in addition to my duties i shall have such meetings later today. >> my constituent has captured [inaudible] selective disability living allowance which was removed following assessments. what it was appealed she was told that because she has a degree she does not need as much support. i'm sure the prime minister is
aware of the disease and cancer are no specters of this, qualifications. i'd like to ask permission for urgent action to take to improve the quality standards of [inaudible] >> we constantly look at the quality of standards been made. i'm sorry to hear the case that has been set out. things people will be concerned on hearing the case and i'm surprised on the judgment given relation to that. can i suggest she said the details of the case and will look into that. >> my right honorable friend will be aware to the uk led the senate counsel broken election promise to support the reopening of [inaudible] airport. on the basis of the site was to be redesignated as mixed-use with thousands of plans sensibly rejected by local counsel and i salute him for doing so. can she give me her assurance that the senate should now be given a reasonable a time as
necessary perhaps under a new administration to give our local plan right? >> he is right to raise is perhaps on his constituents. i understand that the is not adopted a local plan since 2006 and that is why my housing secretary has went to the district council to begin the formal process of considering intervention and this is a serious affair which shows the council has not been doing what it should be doing in relation to local plan so my right honorable friend is now trying to figure out whether to intervene and what action should be in the course. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i turn the prime minister in paying tribute to captain dean from [inaudible] on his death and we accept our condolences on this terrible incident that happened. it is of course the anniversary
of women first came right to vote in 1918 and ip tribute to all those that campaigned all over the country to achieve that right. we should understand that our rights come from the activities of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to be about democracy and justice within our society. both women that suffered courteously been force-fed in hollywood person in my constituency and those that suffered so much you to be remembered all-time. working-class women as well as many other women fought for that right and we should all be proud. with time rising does the prime minister regret cutting 21000 police officers? >> my first say that we should be saluting all those who were involved in that struggle to ensure that women could get the right to vote. i was very pleased yesterday to have an opportunity to meet [inaudible], the great daughter
of emily and that memory is being kept going. as i said yesterday i might feel heard about the site for suffragette for my late godmother whose mother was a suffragette and know the pankhurst. he raises the issues of these numbers and crime and what we actually have seen the crime survey is the crime is now down at records low levels. that is -- that is what has been achieved and been achieved by conservative government at the same time it's been protecting the budget. >> mr. speaker, reported crime is up by one fifth since 2010. violent crime is up by 20% and during the periods the prime minister was home secretary 2.3 billion was cut police budgets. we are warned neighborhood
policing wrist being eroded in the short of a detectives is a national crisis. does the prime minister think the inspector is a scaremongering? >> they mention the issue about reported crime. one of the challenges that we have seen in recent years is ensuring that we get proper recording of types of crime and i'm pleased to say that we have seen improvement over the last seven-eight years in the recording rightly of certain types of crime. he also talks about the issue of police budgets. as i said, this is a government that is protecting these budgets and i might remind the right honorable gentlemen that the labour party [inaudible] place to take another 10% cut in their budget. >> the inspector also found that the police are failing to
properly record tens of thousands of offenses and in addition to 21 police officers being cut the government caught 6700 police community support officers and the chief constable of bedfordshire says we do not have the resources to keep residents safe and the position is a scandal. too many people don't feel safe and too many people aren't safe and adjusting the highest rise in court a crime for a quarter of the century. the chief counsel of ligature says it's made it much more difficult to keep people safe. is he wrong? >> on this issue of recording crime he mentions [inaudible] i was home secretary i asked him to not cut the recording of crime but to make sure the police forces between it
properly and some changes were made as a result of that. we now see better recording of crime and we also see 150 million pounds extra been made available to please what have we seen over the last few years? please taking more notice of helping support vulnerable victims and doing more on modern slavery and doing more on domestic violence and taking issue seriously that they weren't taking seriously. [inaudible conversations] >> we look at recording crime and they tell you what's going on you can at least act on what they tell you. >> if i could put something to prime minister she might simply her to her. the first duty of the government is to protect the public and keep them safe and i have to say to the government that they are not putting in a focus on peace
resources. she cast her eyes to the far back ventures of the conservative party to see the members are shifting about her government and what it is doing. gun crime has increased by 20% in the last year and recently it was said that have i got sufficient resources to fight and crime and no i haven't does the prime minister think he's [inaudible] >> you can't get away from the fact that what the government is doing is protecting the police budget not just protecting please budget but increasing with 450 million extra pounds and what we are also doing is entering our piece of the powers they need to do the job that we want them to do. i seem to remember he does not have that record when it comes to increasing the power. >> mr. speaker, since 2015 the
police budget has fallen by 413 million. the current slot cash settlement for pleasing means budget will fall in real terms. police cuts, other public service cuts are contributing to the rising crime. 3600 youth workers have lost their jobs. 600 youth centers closed and bordered up. three offenders committing more offenses. when it comes to tackling crime prevention and cure are two sides of the same point. why is the government cutting both pension and cure? >> i have to say we put in place places of work on crime and serious violence on issues like domestic violence. i come back to the point i made in the last response.
the leak of the opposition voted against changing the law so that anyone caught carrying a knife for a second time with face. [inaudible conversations] he has called for much shorter sentences for those who break the law and he might want to effect on the fact that there was a conservative in london crime went down. [inaudible conversations] >> mr. speaker, i am very clear the crime is, of course, wrong. you deal with it is the way you deal with it is by an effective probation service by community service order is by the rehabilitation of offenders and
what she says goes to the heart of the ministers record. sheet mr. speaker was home secretary for six years and crime is up, violent crime rising and police numbers are down and chief constable city no longer have the resources to keep communities safe. after seven years, seven years of cuts will the prime minister today admit that her government relentless cuts to police probation services and social services have left us less safe. the reality is you can't have public safety on the cheap. >> the right honorable gentlemen needs to reflect on what labor would do if they were in -- [inaudible conversations] you can only, you can only pay for public service if you have a strong economy. what would see the labour party we don't need to ask ourselves what we see because the shadow
chancellor told us this weekend that we need to think about the obvious problems which might raise a radical labor government such as capital [inaudible] or the run on the pound and the labor would bankrupt britain. [inaudible conversations] >> traveling around the country and meeting people from diverse communities members of the jewish community race the point of the corners act of the interface loved one must be very different for hours. put apartments or do the honorable members of the communities to have this matter. >> i say that i'd like to thank him for raising this point
because he's is across the country becomes a unique position with experience and understanding of these issues. it is important to take into account specific apartments safe especially when they have lost a loved ones in our grieving. i know that although people would be aware murders are an independent judicial office understand the ministry of justice is meeting to find out what more can be done. i am sure the lord chancellor will be happy to meet and discuss this issue further. >> thank you, mr. speaker. yesterday was announced that [inaudible] bank of scotland [inaudible] i'm grateful for that news which is on the back of the trinity pressure in the leadership which is been shown by the scottish national party.
on the occasions i've asked prime minister a question to bring [inaudible] down the prime minister has accepted no especially given [inaudible]. the prime minister join us and call for all the branches to remain open? >> as i have said before especially those involving the call on the services they need and i welcome it's a commercial decision for them but it's the right honorable gentlemen is so keen on ensuring the communities and people in remote communities have access to the services they need he should ask himself why it is that the scottish government has been such a failure in ensuring the safety of both communities [inaudible]
the need to get their act together because simply scotland under the mat is getting left behind. [cheering and applause] that was prophetic. the prime minister [inaudible] yesterday we celebrated the achievement of the suffragette movement which plotted democracy, equality and fairness for women. in the kingdom today 3.8 million women are not receiving the pension they are entitled to. last november they received unanimous cross party support calling on the government in london to do the right thing. will prime minister will help with gender inequality and end the injustice by [inaudible] >> as people are living longer is important to equalize pension age men and women we are to not
faster and we have already acted greater protection to the women involved and extra 1 billion pounds (or that nobody will see their pension entitlements change by more than 18 months and that was response to the issue was addressed and if you want to talk about equality then he has to recognize the importance of the quality of the state pension age men and women. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i never thought to the day where i see the league of opposition follow. [laughter] there is clearly hope for them yet. mr. speaker, last year the government advertised for the
post of disability commissioner, my noble friend apply for the position was appointed. only a few weeks later he was told by the quality of human rights commission that the post had been abolished altogether. will the prime minister consulted about that decision and she agreed with the decision to abolish that post and if not, can i urge the commission to reinstate the post of disability commission and reinstall [inaudible] >> i first say that i've known him for many years and he is a bit very valiant champion of the rights of disabled and i think his own experience in the example he set in his work in public life and in particular in the other place are a prime example of how disabled people can actually be standing up and
ensuring that they take their rightful place in public life. on disability the e hrc is was their decision to abolish disability commissioner and the question is the question is what is being done to help disabled people and how can we ensure for helping disabled people. that is why we are committed to tackling the injustices of this they will be face with sending over 50 billion-a-year of benefits with health conditions at record type of course we do want to ensure and i urge the hrc to in their work they are paying proper attention to the needs and rights of disabled people because that is an important part of their [inaudible] >> mr. speaker, my constituents was killed by a driver taking a lesson with one in four young drivers been involved in an accident within the first few
years there starting to drive and 400 deaths or serious injuries involving young drivers each year will the prime minister meet in my constituents to meet and hear their story and consider the graduated lightingg system. >> i will certainly look at the request that she has made and i will also ask the department of transport to look at this as an issue. she said that too many people who suffer loss and tragedy at the hands of learned drivers and we will certainly look at that. >> they are central to our capability and they provide much of our special forces. does the minister agree with me that reducing them further at this stage will be inconsistent with the strong's record of
government on independent security. >> can i say to my honorable friend that they do play a vital role in defending our country and i pay tribute to all that they do. protecting the uk is of course our priority and is my honorable friend will know we have in place a review of modernizing defense program which is about ensuring the defense capabilities we have meet the rapidly changing and evolving threats that we face. i think that is the right thing for us to do but of course any comments and suggestions have been made about cots ours purely speculative and i remind my right honorable friend that we are committed to increasing spending on defense. >> i call mr. skinner. >> i don't know about that lack i don't celebrate things like
that. [laughter] i don't usually celebrate each. anyway, there are another group of people that need help. they are the people that work in the national health service. what they told me last week was the best. the ever experienced was in the labor government when they had the money increased from 33 billion pounds in 1997 to 100 billion pounds in 2010. that was a golden. and why does he do it? how did they do it? [inaudible conversations] that went directly to the health
service and called long-term stability. [inaudible conversations] this government did the same as between 97 and 2006. [inaudible conversations] >> happy birthday, dennis. [laughter] can i say to the honorable gentlemen -- conservative government address the goals of the economic [inaudible] [inaudible conversations] >> if you knew how popular you
are, thank you mr. speaker. >> they recently refused ids proposed expansion of the enormous parts of my constituency. given the prime minister's recent welcome about sustainable development will see pleased to meet the relevant mr. for a substitution of a national plotting work to the future location of these enormous logistic [inaudible] >> he's raised and important point and it is important issue to his constituents. we need to get the right balance between enabling development and leveling growth to continuing protect and enhance our natural environment. the purpose of the system is to contribute to achieving that
sustainable development but with regard to the specific issue about these logistic parts are one of the ministers from foreign housing is possibly will be happy to meet with him. >> thank you mr. speaker. are you aware that universal [inaudible] will you commit to know father job center closers onto universal credit payments can affect online functions? >> i asked my right honorable friend to look carefully at ensuring that the data identified when that change will be made. >> mr. speaker, around 3000 for the people in my constituency
have [inaudible] >> i absolutely agree with my right honorable friend. there are 7000 more people alive today survivors who would not be had continued in the way we were in 2010. i'm happy to join him in welcoming that news. cancer survival rates have increased year on year and we want them to increase even further. last year we had 7 million more diagnostic tests than in 2010 and 290,000 patients sought treatment for cancer and 57000 more than 2010 but he is absolutely right. we should welcome the improvement been made we should congratulate those for all they have been doing for the that's
why were backing up our planned account for 600 million pounds to help the cancer strategy for england. >> the prime minister as we just heard continues to be in denial about the rising level of time in falling police numbers. despite repeated assurances budgets have not been protected for my local police force with 18 million lost already. will she meet with me and look at small businesses that do say much for my local economy and have seen significant rises in break-ins in crime as a result of these tory cuts? >> for those i will look at his request but for those who are concerned about the way policing is being undertaken and they should speak to the police about the operational decisions.
including demographics which need to be considered. we will see a further increase in funding next year taking funding to 760 million pounds. this is part of the commitment to assure we are putting extra funding into the nhs but we continue to look at ensuring the distribution of that funding takes account of all factors. >> lela moran. >> up to the 1824 vagrancy act cheating is illegal. 2000 times last year to drag people before the courts. scotland and northern ireland have artie repealed it. will the prime minister support my bill that consigned this to the history books across the whole of the united kingdom. >> we are putting more money
into projects, put into place in a number of places in the company to ensure we can't provide those who are -- none of us want to see this on our streets, the government is taking action. >> thank you, mister speaker. today is the anniversary of the signing of the master treaty, we have come a very long way. the customs union -- may i also mention last december i warned her about the eu and only last week, would she be good enough to be very robust when discussing these matters as i am sure she will be to ensure we repudiate any of these eu
threats. >> i can assure my honorable friend that the legislation is going through in this house. my honorable friend will be standing up recognizing the anniversary of the treaty. and we are coming out of the european union. we are robust in argument, as i said from the beginning, we will hear all sorts of things being said being taken. what matters is the position with negotiations, we have shown we can do that to do it again. >> the council, who says my constituency has already had nearly 200 million pounds with possible 45 million of cuts to come. which of the following things the prime minister recommend
they cut next. an older person with dementia, entering the bins, providing meals with vulnerable children, or supporting 24% of children living in poverty. your choice, prime minister. >> i would have thought the honorable lady would be welcoming the improvements in her constituency, should have welcomed many more children in court or outstanding schools. that welcomed the extra funding ocean. >> the recent reports suggested the european commission is asking, legally binding
agreements, with bits of our exit. that was not agreed, and had not just the past of it. >> it is right and reflected in the joint report in december. and the negotiations that take place, greater detail into the definition of the implementation period but expect to do that by the march european council. alongside that looking at the legal basis of the agreement which will come to the parliament, both of those withdraw agreement and implementation bills in due course at that stage, i expect to have future relationship set out to look at the whole
package to make that decision. >> the prime minister knows one of the key objectives of american trade negotiations in any future deal after brexit is secure access for american companies do business in their own interests. shen she given absolute guarantee that in those negotiations the nhs will be excluded from that scope, and made it absolutely clear to him it is not for sale. >> what we can do with trade with the united kingdom before the possibility of any free-trade agreement in their requirements for that agreement, we going to those negotiations with possible deals for the united kingdom.
>> my life, the top country, the horrific execution, we need to take action to send a signal, these are countries that often associate -- will the prime minister consider earmarking international aid to go towards tattling religious persecution. >> i have to say to my honorable friend this is not a concern to many members of the house and i was pleased weeks ago to me to father daniel from that left the did not talk about the very real persecution for the congregation. that suffered in the past. presented me with what was rescued when a church had been set on fire. this is a real issue.
we are, all of our aid is to the basic need, on the basis of race. working with the international committee of the united nations to support the rights of minorities to ensure those in need and further explore what we can gain. >> the prime minister will be aware all free-trade agreements involved in customs checks and infrastructure at frontiers which are completely incompatible with maintaining an open border between northern ireland and the republic. is the cabinet secretary is finally getting around to discussing this could the prime minister explained to the house why she is so opposed to the uk remaining in the customs union with the eu, not only would this be better for the british
economy then a special partnership, whatever that is but help to ensure that that border remains which is what all of us once. >> united kingdom is leaving the european union, the single market, the customs union. if we were members of the customs union we would not be able to do trade deals around the rest of the world and we have an independent trade policy for those deals and he asked me about the arrangements, i say to him he looks at the paper that was published in the government last summer. >> thank you, mister speaker. the brain injury charity, recently paying 1500 pounds over 15 weeks, families who see their 6 children having to pay hundreds of pounds by government guidelines to charge the disabled, the porters have
to pay, given unanimous motion last week in the house of commons will my honorable friend address this social injustice and abolish hospital car parking charges once and for all? >> i recognize that this is an issue my honorable friend has been campaigning on for some time. he says in his question, we set strong guidance to hospital trust on the issue on car parking charges and we look to ensure that those are being met. individual hospitals are taking their own decisions in relation to this matter but it is right that the government has set clear guidelines, how they should approach this. >> mister speaker, the prime minister has done much to tackle modern slavery but my constituent was trafficked here as a child, sold at least once on the long journey and forced
to work in the dark in a cannabis factory for years. now the home office is proposing to send him back to vietnam. will the prime minister intervene not just in this case but in this complex and confused area. >> i recognize as the honorable lady said there are cases which are complex with legal application. my right honorable friend the home secretary has heard the case the honorable lady has set out and i'm sure we will look at that particular issue, the individual case and the wider point the honorable lady is making. i am sure we all want to ensure the best solution to this is not to be trafficked in the uk in the first place to be working in these cannabis factories. >> i'm delighted with the progress. what is my right honorable
friend doing to ensure we are able to support other products to other parts and all parts of the world. >> can i say to my honorable friend in china last week, working with the chinese government toward opening up the chinese market. and dairy products which are two key issues for the united kingdom, and the chief executive of the scotch whiskey association, with me, doing everything she does ably to promote interest of scott whiskey and the answer to his question, we are doing is making sure we can have an independent trade policy, around the rest of the world, good scottish products and good products from the rest of the uk. >> the century-old gkn,
world-class company, the biggest engineering company is facing a hostile takeover by millrose leading to a great selloff. and to make a mockery of industrial strategy. the government has the power to intervene because of the defense work. and the national interest blocking the unwanted takeover. >> i say to the honorable gentlemen the department would be looking closely at the issue she was raised. they will always act in the uk national interest. >> the largest undeveloped site in the country located in my constituency. my right honorable expressions, the new housing infrastructure funds, buy a new home.
>> the housing infrastructure is an important development, one of the major complaints constituents have when they see the possibility of development in that area is construction, what housing infrastructure fund enables is infrastructure to be built, put in place to support development and local residents. and housing secretary announced last week. and that is making a difference, and her constituents to buy their own homes. >> the copd. and hefting blood clots in her lung. and only to find the doors locked, closed on friday. and not having told my
constituent, any of the constituents job centers are being closed, defend my constituents and apologize for this. >> i say to the honorable lady we are seeing these being closed in scotland. >> what is offered to the people of scotland. what we are doing is ensuring we continue to find a good service. >> thank you, intimidation on social media is a growing issue across the country. can my honorable friend update us in the progress being made, from a party with a shadow
chancellor on that side. >> can i say to my honorable friend this issue is a particularly important one. i did announce yesterday, my right honorable friend the secretary, we are defaulting on a new offensive of intimidation of election candidates and campaigners that follows the report from the committee about the degree to which there was intimidation at the last general election, particularly of women, lgbt candidates. this is an absolute disgrace that has no part in our public life and i urge the shadow chancellor to keep refusing to do this, to apologize -- being lynched. >> order.
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