tv Theresa May Fields Questions from Parliament CSPAN March 1, 2017 8:01pm-8:51pm EST
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>> mr. speaker, i'm sure the whole house would like to join me in wishing people in the uk and across the world a happy st. david's day. i'm sure the whole house -- i'm sure the whole house will also want to join me in paying tribute to our former colleague, sir gerald coughman, who died over the weekend. he was an outstanding parliamentarian, a committed mp who dedicated his live to the future of his constituents and as father of the house his experience will be very much missed across this house and our thoughts with friends and family. this morning i had meetings with colleagues and others and in addition i shall have other such duties today. >> i would like to associate myself to the prime minister's remarks and assure the many relatives and friends of our former friend and colleague they're very much in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
>> mr. speaker, following last week's by-election victory in copeland -- >> yeah! >> does my right honorable friend believe this is an endorsement of her government's plans to maintain a strong economy, bring our society together and make sure we make a huge success of leaving the european union? >> i thank my honorable friend and would like to congratulate my new honorable friend and look forward to welcoming her to this house very shortly. last week's historic result in copeland was an endorsement of our plans to keep the economy strong and our plans to ensure places like copeman do share in the economic success after years of labor neglect. it was also an endorsement of our plan to unite communities where labor seeked to sew sow
division. i think it was leadership in the face of labor's chaos. >> jeremy corbyn. >> thank you, mr. speaker. could i join the prime minister wishing everyone in wales and everyone a very happened saint david's day and the hope that the workers get the assurances they need about their job security and their futures. mr. speaker, i also want to echo the prime minister's tribute to gerald kaufman who served in this house since 1970 the longest political member started in the 1960s. he was an iconic irascible figure in the labor party and british politics. he was a champion for peace and
justice in the middle east and around the world. yesterday, mr. speaker, at his funeral, the rabbi who conducted the service conveyed your message on behalf of the house to his family which was very much presented. afterwards i was speaking to members of his family and great nephews and great-nieces. i asked, how would you describe gerald? they said, he was an awesome uncle. i think we should remember gerald as that and convey all our condolences to his family. just after the last budget the then secretary resigned accusing the government of balancing the books on the backs of the poor and vulnerable. last week, the government sne sneaked out a decision to overrule a decision to extend payments to people with severe mental health conditions, a government that frowned at a billion in pounds in inheritance tax cuts to benefit 26,000
families seems unable to find the money to supported 160,000 people with debilitating mental health conditions. will the prime minister change her mind? >> let me be very clear about what is being proposed in relation to personal independence payments. this is not a policy change. this is not a cut in the amount to be spent on disability benefits and no one is going to see a reduction in their benefits from that previously awarded by the dwp. what we are doing -- what we are doing, is restoring this particular payment to the original intention agreed by the coalition government, agreed by this parliament after extensive consultation. >> jeremy corbycorbyn. >> it's an interesting idea because the court made its decision last year, the court
did not consult the social security advisory committee and at the last minute snaked out its decision. the court ruled the payment to be made because the people benefitting were suffering overwhelmi ining psychological stress. you can tell the house we're not going to make changes to pickup thpickup -- to pi prkp put forward. in my view, the courts are there for a reason. if they came up with this theory that says the criteria should be extended, i believe we have a duty to honor that. isn't she right? >> first of all, on the issue of these payments and those with mental health conditions, actually the personal independence payment is better for people with mental health conditions. if you look at the figures,
two-thirds of those with mental health conditions claiming personal independence payments and receipt of that, two-thirds of them actually get awarded the higher daily living rate all allowance. that compares -- that two-thirds come pairs to less than a quarter under the previous dla arrangeme arrangements. it's the second time the right honorable gentleman has suggested somehow this change was sneaked out. it was in a written ministerial statement to parliament. i might remind you, week after week he talks to me about the ) of parliament. we accepted the importance of parliament and made the statement to parliament. he also referred to the social security advisory committee and they can look at this, my right honorable friend, the compensation secretary called them and spoke to him about the
regulations on the day they were being introduced. he called the working pension select committee chairman and spoke to him about the regulations being introduced and called both offices at the pension secretary, but there was no answer and they didn't come back to him for four days. >> mr. pespeaker -- mr. speaker- [ noise ] mr. speaker, calling the chairs of two committees and making a written statement to the house does not add up to scrutiny. as i understand it, there was no call made to the office of my friend the shadow secretary of the states. mr. speaker, the realty is this is a shameful decision that will affect people with dementia,
those suffering competency disorders due to a stroke, military veterans with post traumatic stress disorder and others. can she look at what an independent court has decided and think again? >> the issues that he raises, the conditions he raises, these are taken into account when decisions are made about the personal independence payments. what the court said was that the regulations were unclear. that is why we are clarifying the regulations and insuring that it respect that they reflect the original intention that was agreed by this parliament. but i say to the right honorable gentleman, if he wants to talk about support being given to people with disabilities, this government is spending more than ever in support for people with disability and health conditions. we are spending more than ever on people with mental health
conditions. as i say to him, what we're doing with the personal independence payments is insu insuring those who are most in need get most support. >> jeremy corbyn. the government has overridden an independent court decision on this and they should think very long and hard about that. her friend, neb of a northeast, said the government had to make it very clear physical and mental health had the same priority. in 2002, the prime minister made a speech at the conservative party conference, i remember it very well, i was watching it on television. she described her party as the nasty party. she said sometories have tried to make political capital by dem demonizing minorities. this week, her policy chair suggested people with debilit e debilitating conditions were those, and i quote, who take pills at home, who suffer from
anxiety and were not really disabled. isn't that proof the nasty party is still around? >> my honorable friend has ri t rightly apologized for the comments that he made and i hope this whole house will accept his apology. the right honorable gentleman asks me about the parity between mental health, mental health conditions and physical conditions. it is this conservative government that has introduced parity in relation to dealing with mental health in the national health service. how many years were labor in government and did nothing about that? 13 years! >> jeremy corbycorbyn, mr. spea it was labor amendment to the health and social care bill that resulted in parity of esteem being put on the face of the bill. i'm surprised she's forgotten that because she could take this opportunity to thank the labor
party for putting that forward. earlier, the prime minister made a speech earlier this year supporting parity of esteem for mental health. i'm glad she did. 40% of mhs mental health trusts are having their budgets cut. there are 6,600 fewer mental health nurses and 160,000 people with severe mental health conditions about to loose out on support. can she not recognize parity of esteem means funding it properly and not overriding court decision that would benefit people suffering from very difficult conditions. we should reach out to them, not deny them the support they need. >> as i say, we are spending more than ever on mental health. 11.4 billion pounds a year. more people each week are now receiving treatment in relation to mental health than have done
previously. is there more for us to do in mental health? yes. i've said that in this chamber in answer to questions i received previously. well do it shouts the shadow foreign secretary from her normally sedentary position. oh, sorry. we are doing it. that's why we're putting record amounts of money in mental health and why we're seeing more people provided with mental health treatment every week under this government. there is one thing i know, if you are going to be able to provide that extra support for people with disabilities and health conditions, if you're going to provide treatment for people with mental health conditions you need to have the strong economy that enables us to pay for it. the one thing we know about labor is that they would bankrupt britain. >> coming from a government that by 2020 would increase the national debt by the total
borrowing of all labor governme governments, that comes rich. mr. speaker, the mental health charity rethink said the government has spoken forcefully about the importance of parity of esteem between physical and mental health, yet when presented with a chance to make this reality has passed the opportunity by. mr. speaker, as a society, we're judged by how we treat the most vulnerable. the respected mental health charity mind has said this misguided legislation must be reversed. can the prime minister look again, look again at the decision of the court, look again at the consequences of it and withdraw this deep decision, this nasty decision, accept the court's judgment and support those going through a very difficult time in their lives? that is how we will all be judged. >> you certainly will. >> the way that we are dealing
with disability benefits is to ensure the payments are going to those who are most vulnerable. what we are doing in relation to the personal independence payments is insuring that the agreement of this parliament is being put into practice. but he talks about funding and he talks about borrowing. i understand today -- >> have a constant debate while the prime minister is answering the question. the answer must be heard without a constant hubbub in the background. the prime minister. >> he talks about restoring about actually accepting the court's decision and paying for that, when i understand the labor shadow health secretary today, when asked how labor would pay for the increases set, we've not outlined that yet. that just sums up the labor party and the labor party leadership. you know, after the result in copeland last week, after the
result in copeland last week, the honorable member for lancaster and fleetwood summed up the by-election result and said it was an incredible result for the labor party. [ laughter ] >> you know, i think that word actually describes the right honorable gentleman's leadership. incredible. >> thank you, mr. speaker. on monday -- thank you, mr. speaker. on monday i chaired a seminar at the royal society looking at the priorities for the science community as we start our brexit negotiations. a report of the meeting will be launched here in parliament on the 21st of march. of course i understand the prime minister may be too busy to attend that herself. will she agree to meet with me once the report is published so i can present the concerns of
the science community to her in person around collaboration and people. >> it is an important issue. he's right to raise it. we do want the uk to be the go-to place for innovators and investors throughout the world and want to secure the best possible outcome for the european union and one of the objectives i set out relates to science and research. we're already a leading destination for science and innovation and welcome an agreement to collaborate with our european partners. i'm interested what my honorable friend said and look forward to it with with the european union. >> we join the prime minister in the labor department extend our condolences to the family of gerald kaufman and celebrating st. david's day in wales. just prior to today, ministers were unable to answer basic
questions about government plans for agricultural and fisheries. these are important industries for the rural economy and devolved areas to the scottish government and parliament. with brexit ending the role in these areas, will all decisions about agricultural and fisheries be made, yes or no? >> the right honorable gentleman knows very well we are discussing with the devolved administrati administrations, the whole question of the uk framework and devolution of issues as they come back from brussels. the overriding aim for everything we do when we make those decisions is making sure we don't damage the very important market of the united kingdom, a market i might remind the honorable gentleman is more important to scotland than the european union is. >> interesting. because during the brexit referend
referendum, people in scotland, including those in the fisheries and agricultural sector said it would be emphasized fully by the scottish parliament. it seems now by judging from the prime minister's answer that that is not going to be true. will the prime minister confirm today? she has the opportunity. will she confirm today it is her intention to insure that it is uk ministers that will negotiate and regulate over large areas that impact over scottish fisheries and agricultural post brexit? >> i repeat to the right honorable gentleman but he seems to not have quite understood at this point, we are in the process of discussing with the devolved administration which of those powers that currently reside in brussels will be returned to the uk level for a decision and which will be further devolved into the devolved administrations.
that is a discussion taking place at the moment. when he asks about the discussions for brexit with the european union, it will be the uk government discussing negotiations with the european union taking in full account of the interests and concerns of the devolved administrations and indeed all the other regions of england. >> nigel adams. >> mr. speaker. to see the prime minister agree when tickets to a teenage cancer charity gig by ed shear are being resold on the ticket website for over 1,000 pounds, with none of that money going to the charity and tickets to the hit musical "hamilton" upwards of 5,000 pounds when via go-go know too well the tickets are n invalid for entry is unfair and not indicative of a market that works for everyone. what will the government do to insure again friends are not fleeced by ticket rogues.
>> i thank my honorable friend for raising this important issue. i know it is one he has been working on for some time. he's absolutely right to identify those circumstances as he does whether our websites are acting in the way he talks about and causing the problem he talks about that genuinely believe they can buy tickets for what they wish to attend. i understand he's recently met my honorable friend the secretary of the state and cultural matters for this issue. as he will be aware, the consumer rights act will review the ticket sales on this issue. we are as a government looking at the general issue where markets are not working in the interest of consumers. >> mr. speaker, my condolences to those already expressed about the former father of the house and welcome in his place the new
member. >> mr. speaker, young black men using mental health services are more likely to be subject to detention, extreme forms of medication and severe physical restraint than other people. in extreme cases, this has led to death including that of my constituent, cheney lewis. too many black people with mental ill health are afraid to seek treatment from a service they fear will treat them fairly. will the prime minister meet with me and some of the affected families to discuss the need for an inquiry into institutional racism in mental health services. >> i thank the honorable gentleman and happy to welcome the new gentleman to this house. can i say to the honorable gentlem gentleman, it is precisely of concern of various people being
treated in our public services this government introduced, i introduced last year an audit of the disparity of treatment, racial audit of despaiespaiispa treatment. i saw this when i was home secretary that black people with mental health issues were being dealt with in terms of police and detention in various ways. that's exactly the shoort of ise we're looking at. i'm happy for him to send me the details he set out. >> thank you, mr. speaker. would the prime minister congratulate me joining my west suffolk college and all the the staff and the principal, last week in the further education awards, won the prestigious teaching and learning initiative for the whole country by comb e combining maths, arts, religion and science. i'm sure she will agree with me
this initiative drives forward inquisitive minds and grows future generations they need for the skills to succeed. >> i'm very happy to join my honorable friend in congratul e congratulating suffolk college for the award given in this category for the best teaching and learning initiative. i think it's a really interesting initiative they have put in place. i congratulate all the staff and this is a sign of this award of the dedication of the staff and students at west suffolk college. all colleges across the country should be aspiring to reach these standards. she's absolutely right. we do need to insure young people have not not just a skill-set but inquiring mind to have different careers throughout their life and embrace different skills and change throughout their careers. >> my constituent's 16-year-old
daughter, meghan, tragically died after drinking half 03 liter bottle of jack's cider, 7.5 proof and contains 22 vodka shot equivalents. does the prime minister accept that cheap super strength white cider is a health hazard and should be banned or at the very least carry a higher duty per unit. >> i'm sure all the members across the house will want to join me in offering our deepest sympathies of the family of this 16-year-old former constituent of the young lady. she does raise a problem and why we do as a government recognize a problem with consumption of alcohol. we have taken action through the duty strength and these are equivalent of loyer strength
products and taken action on cheap alcohol by denying sales below duty. another element is making sure young people are aware of the dangers and harms of alcohol misuse in public health england and nh srks have run campaigns work with charities and in schools to help raise that aw e awareness i think is an important part. >> thank you. we're pride people regardless of race, creed or color can study at our universities. yet this week jewish students are being subject to intimidation and anti-semitism as a result of so-called apartheid. what action can my young friend make to ensure principles of anti-simtism is not allowed to prosper on campuses? >> i want to insure my honorable friend that higher education
institutions have a responsibility to make sure they provide a safe and inclusive environment for students and we expect them to comply with the law and investigate hate crime including anti-semitic incidents reported. my friend has urged them to follow the government's lead adopting the international holocaust alliance definition of ant ant ant anti-semitism. >> there is a flaw in which the government is seeking private funded partnerships allows scottish limited partnerships to easily convert to these new t e types of partnerships. will the prime minister stipend and delay a lateral until such time as there is a review into aslps is completed?
>> we have taken important steps to tackle money laundering, trer rhys financing and economic crimes, i oversaw that in the economic crime agency. on the question of international partnersh partnerships, i understand consulting it last year, sops will be publishing proposals soon. the business secretary is gathering evidence that may lead to further reform. >> bingham. >> thank you, mr. speaker. my right honorable friend will be aware of concern over new business rates. and many in the high peak will be taken out of business rates and many have seen an increase, 85%. can she give me an assurance or give those businesses assurance we will do all we can for these people that work incredibly hard to be the engine room of the
economy and something this size may threaten their livelihood itself? >> business rates, as my honorable friend knows are based on property value and it's been seven years since property va e values were last looked at. it's absolutely right we update them. it is important we have put -- already put significant sums into transitional support for businesses, so that we help the companies who are facing increased bills. as i said in this house last week i asked my right honorable friends and chancellor to make sure the support provided is appropriate and is in place for the hardest cases, i would expect my right honorable friend, the chancellor, to say more about this next week in the budget. >> sarah olney. >> thank you, mr. speaker. a recent national audit report exposed massive government overspend on new preschool sites with the government indicating they will need to spend an
additional 2.5 billion pounds for land for these schools. schools in my constituency are reporting chronic spending and underfu underfunding. would you prepare this plan and provide the schools with the existing funds they need. >> i'm happy to say we have protected the school's budget in real terms. what we are doing, we have had free schools and i understand she raises a concern about that. what we have seen of the program we have in free schools that is being continued under this government is to insure we are creating more good school placements across this country and that's what we are committed to doing and will continue to do. >> davis. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i want to join the prime minister in wishing wales a happy saint david's day.
the secretary of state has been working across government se sending out the message to the world that wales is one of the best places in the united kingdom to work, visit and trade with. does the prime minister agree with me that welch interests must remain at the heart of the united kingdom? as we leave the european union, the future of the uk union has never been more important? >> i'd like to thank my honorable friend for that question. he's right to be raising the importance of wales. they're doing important work reminding people that wales is one of the best places in the uk to live, work and trade with. in forthcoming negotiations we're committed for getting a deal that works in all parts of the uk including wales and the best way is for the evolved administrations to work together. i'm pleased to say i will be hosting a st. david's day reception on downing street tonight to celebrate everything
wales has to offer. can i once again wish all members of this house -- [ speaking foreign language ] members of this house -- [shouting] >> thank >> thank you, mr. speaker. congestion and connectivity wen been leads are the worst in the country. will you confirm that radfo bradford is an important part of the network and commit to the infrastructure we desperately need? >> i apologize, young lady. i missed the first part of her question. i think she was talking about investment and infrastructure in the area? i'm very clear obviously we've already sent out commitments we made as a government in relation to infrastructure. we believe infrastructure is an important part of encouraging the growth of the economy and insuring we do see and increase
productive around the country and looking at further projects that can do just that. >> toria paren tis. >> canvassing in copeland recently, people wanted to talk about the future of their local maternity unit. it was just like being home in banbury. would the prime minister agree to a review of maternity services, encouraging not just care that is safe but also care that is kind and close to home? >> my honorable friend does raise an important point in relation to local maternity services. i'm looking forward to welcoming the new member from copeland in this house. during that campaign she made it very clear she didn't want to see any downgrading of the west cumberland hospital services.
she put forward a very powerful case what my honorable friend has just suggested, which is a review to tackle the recruitment issues that affect these maternity services up there and that professional led review does seem very sensible and the house minister is looking at it. >> a 19-year-old county nstitue mine faces being discharged from a health trust a second time because they have neither the skills or cash to provide the support he needs. what's the prime minister's message to him. >> obviously i don't know the full details of the individual case the honorable gentleman has raised. we are insuring more money is being put into mental health conditions over the year and will continue to be. if he wishes to write to me or secretary of state about the case i'm sure he will be looking into it. >> leader who wants to spread
wealth and opportunity as widely as possible, will the prime minister insure we end the practice of developers buying free hold land on which they go and sell new houses on a lease-hold basis. many first time buyers are he helped to buy feel they're being ripped off by this practice. i look to the government for health in this area. >> i thank my honorable friend for raising this point. it's an issue he has raised with me previously and i know he is concerned and working on it. the housing white paper clearly sets out the developer should be building homes for people to live in and will promote fa fairness for the growing number of lease-holders and will be presented a ranges on abuses of lease-holds as has been said. other than exceptional circumstances, i don't see why new holds shouldn't be built and held with the others until point
of sale. >> can i add my voice to one of my friends in this place. prime minister, yesterday, i received an e-mail from a local pharmacist, since the government announcement in october of last year, sought to implement cost cutting measures including staff services. this week he received a notification of prescriptions dispensed in december of last year and had a reduction of nearly 9,000 pounds which represents 18.8%, well beyond the 4% thepharmacy minister spoke object in october of last year. will the government commit to reviewing it as a matter of urgency. >> we all recognize the important service pharmacies provide and why spending has risen in recent years and seen an increase of over 18% in the past decade in a number of pharma pharmacies. the system does need to reform so the nhs resources are spend
efficiently and effectively. to look at some of the figures, two-fifths within two minutes walk of a pharmacist. the average pharmacist receives actually 20,000 pounds a year in nhs funding and most receive the 25,000 establishment payment regardless of size or quality. what we did do was look at this concern when it was raised last summer and made great changes and support available to pharmacies in particular areas. >> one of david cameron's greatest legacies were his efforts to fight human traff trafficking on the modern day slavery act. last year, this country looked after 800,000 children in syria and the surrounding countries, for the same investment of looking after 3,000 in this country. by doing that, we helped
questidefeat human trafficking. could the prmp cime minister com we will continue with that practice? >> i was happy to support joining former prime minister david cameron. we are indeed committed to continuing our policy related to this area. i have set up a slavery task force at number 10 to bring across various parties across government we are doing what is necessary, break the criminal gangs and deal with the perpetrators and provide necessary support for the victims. >> mr. speaker may i on behalf of my honorable friends join in expressing condolences to the family of the late father of the house. he will be greatly missed. mr. speaker, the prime minister cannot fieail to notice the intervention of two prime minister s in the brexit debate
and were very helpful, i'm sure. i'm sure the prime minister will know, of course, what they and everybody else means by hard brexit, what is meant by soft brexit but we're all wondering what is meant by a soft coup, when indeed -- when indeed it might be triggered and when we will know if it's been triggered or not. perhaps the prime minister can elucidate on that as well since she's been so helpful in so many other ways. will she take the opportunity today to make it clear whatever former prime ministers say or members of the unelected upper house may say, the reality is her plan to trigger article 50 by the end of march is now clearly on track? >> i thank the right honorable gentleman for the question he's
asked. it is indeed my plan to trigger by the end of march and i refer to article 50, rather than trigger any coup, soft or otherwise, that might take place. it is our intention to do that. the article 50 bill does respond to the judgment of the supreme court and insures we are resp d responding to the voice of the united kingdom to make sure we do leave the european union and that is what we will do. >> mr. speaker, perhaps you like many other honorable friends and members today took a shower this morning. >> ah. [ laughter ] >> and i am sure, mr. speaker, you were very careful to check whether the shower gel contained microbe microbeads. products containing them might result --
>> this fascinating question, mrs. powell, let's hear it. >> products containing shower gel products containing them can result in 100,000 microbeads or plastics being washed down the drain every time you use them, into the water system and then into the breeding environment damaging these precious habita habitats. would the prime minister join me in welcoming steps this government is taking to introduce a ban on microbeads used in cosmetic and personal care products with a consultation ending just a few days ago? >> thank you! thank you, mr. speaker. i think i -- i think i should say, for clarity, to members of this house, that i am not in a position to know whether or not you took a shower this morning, mr. speaker. [ laughter ]
>> but in responding, my honorable friend, my honorable friend has raised a very important point. it is completely unnecessary to add plastics to products like face washes and body scrub where harmless alternatives can be used. as she referred to the end of her question, our consultation to ban microbeads in personal care products closed recently were aiming to end by october, 2017 and what can be done in future to prevent other sources of plastics from entering the marine environment. we are committed to be the first generation to leave the state better than it was inherited and i'm sure together we can all work to stop these harmful plastic s clogging up our ocean. >> i'm sure she is very happy with what the prime minister has
said. >> in wales, over 1,000 families woke up this morning deeply worried about potential job losses at ford. families there and in bridgend are completely frightened that they won't bring a new contract ahead of them. can i have an assurance from the prime minister that she will arrange with hermine steres to meet with ford and the union to see what can be done to support ford to ensure continuity of engine production in the brid bridgend plant? >> our automotive sector is one of the most productive in the world and we want to see it going strength to strength and that's why ministers in this government have been engaging with the automotive sector including ford and other companies. ford is an important investor
here, established over 100 years. we now account for an over a third of the production and our plant continues to be an important part of that. we have had a dialogue with ford and will continue to have a regular dialogue with ford to make sure this success contin continues. >> order. order. in a moment. will the member wishing to take her seat, please come to the table? [ applause ] >> i swear, by almighty god, that i will be faithful and bear true allegiance to her majesty, queen elizabeth, her heirs and successors according to law, so
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