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with obfuscation and hostility. as i said about the report, it's wrong that the family has to to fight solong and hard just to get to the truth. will join whole house me in praising their courage and their patience and resolve. they never faulted in the the truth. debt ofwe them a great gratitude. further such meetings later today. >> mims davies. >> i would've very much like to -- comments on the hillsboro, along with members on all sides of this house and pay tribute to the dems, their families and be resilient other campaigners who continued to strive for the truth in the pursuit of justice. >> here, here. >> in my constituency of easily
the service provided crucial to people's daily lives including -- who i have met with who highlight their important local deli but does he agree with me the recent the announcement of 2.4 billion pounds of funding is only possible because of a strong conservative majority. >> my friend is right. we made a choice to put 12 billion pounds into the nhs and the last parliament. 19 million pounds into the nhs in this parliament and we want to see strengthen primary care. our vision is gps coming together and having in their surgeries therapist, mental health practitioners to other clinics so people can get the health care they need and we take the pressure off hospitals. that will only happen with a government that keeps investing in our nhs. >> jeremy corbyn. >> thank you, mr. speaker. yesterday after 27 years and 96
people who tragically lost their lives at hillsboro and their families find and their families finally receive the justice they were entitled to. i welcome the fact that prime minister has apologized for the actions of previous government. i join him in paying tribute to all those families who campaigned with such dignity, steadfastness and determination to get to the truth of what happened to the loved ones on that dreadful afternoon. i also pay a very warm tribute to my friends the members for liverpool walton, lee, holden and other mps who relentlessly campaigned with great difficulty over many years. i hope the whole house today will be united in the making that all those involved in the lies, smears and coverups that have decoupled this whole inquiry will now be held to account. >> here, here. >> last week that prime minister told the house that he is going to put rocket boosters on his
proposals. this weekend in the light of the widespread unease including amongst his own mps it seems the wheels are falling off the rocket booster. the government is considering a u-turn. can that prime minister confirm whether or not -- [laughter] -- the u-turn is being prepared for or not? >> first to le let me join the right honorable gentleman in praising those who campaigned so hard and so long to get justice for the victims of hillsboro. this process took far too long but i think it is right and that pay tribute to the honorable member that we had that jones report. we responded to the jones reporter also wanted to mention the former attorney general who took the case to the high court for the government himself to argue for the vital second inquires. turning to the issue of academies i haven't yet met a rocket booster with the wheel on
it -- [laughter] -- but i'm sure rocket science is only not my subject or i will repeat again, academies are raising standards in our schools. i want a system, and i want a system where it's teachers running schools, not bureaucra bureaucrats. >> it was a much of an agitator, but so, can the prime minister, can the prime minister tell us whether he will -- [shouting] >> if the members opposite will be patient enough, they might to the question i put into the prime minister, which is another very simple one. coty tells whether he would bring forward legislation to force against the wishes of good and outstanding schools to become academies in the upcoming queens speech, yes or no? >> obvious i generally prevent
the queen's speech but on this one example, i can help them up and we have academies for all and will be in the queens spee speech. >> well, thank you we look forward to that but there is still time for the u-turn which i'm sure is at the back of a prime minister's mind. it's been recorded that the government is considering allowing good local authorities to for multi-academy trust us. ironically this would give local authorities more responsibility for running schools and they have no. although the prime minister's previously suggested local authorities are holding schools back. why is this costly reorganization of schools necessary to schools that are already good or outstanding? why is he forcing it on them? >> as i said last week, i like
repeats on television, i'm happy to have them on the house as well. as i said last week, outstanding schools have nothing to fear from becoming academies entities have a lot to be. just because a school is outstanding or good doesn't mean it can't have further improvement. not least, not only what we want to seize outstanding schools helping other schools in their area. often by being part of an academy trust. he raises the issue the local authorities, but to question so far come to very clear answers, third question comfort clear answer. perhaps if you do with the excess invites in his own party we would listen to them a bit more. but they may be -- [shouting] of course there are lots of ways that schools can become academies. they can convert and become academies, they can be sponsored by outside organization. they can work with other schools
in the area. they can look a working with the local authority. the schools that want to go on using local authority services offered to do so. academies are greater academies for all those repulsive. what we are seeing from labour i said is they are now moving in favor of academies goes. perhaps when he gets to his feet he says does he favor a academies or not? >> jeremy corbyn. >> mr. speaker, the trend will be aware that sometimes repeats on television get more viewers than the first time round. the chief executive of the largest academy chain in london, the harris academy, has warned that a far more fundamental thing that the prime minister should be worrying about, why the school should become academies or not is actually teacher shortages. the academies, mr. speaker, don't want us. parents don't want to the teachers don't want to.
governor still wonder. and so the councils and if you don't want to. who actually does want this top down reorganization he is imposing on our education? >> okay. question for come answer for, he says it wants this. let's start with michael him of the chief inspector of school. i think someone quite worthwhile listening to. a categorization can lead to rapid improvements and i firmly believe it is right to give more autonomy to the front line. oecd. they have been in the news today. the words get too controversial for the oecd, i do the trend towards academies as a very promising development in the uk which is another rather prescriptive education system, so they supported. what about endless academy trust the supported? he asked another question gary king for four inches. if you shout you will not hear the answer.
[shouting] he asked about teacher shortages. the fact is that are more school places and more teachers under this government than the -- then there were under labour. why? because we got a successful economy and we are putting it into our children's schools and future. >> the our record number of children in oversize classes and in supersized classes and that is getting worse. is he is looking for support for his academy session proposal, he might care to phone up his friend, the leaders of hampshire, west sussex and is on county council who are deeply concerned and opposed by. he might care to listen to counselor carter, the concert chair of the county councils network who says the change will lead to a poor education system.
so why is he pushing it through with so much opposition, so much concern and such a waste of money when we should be investing in teachers and schools, not top down reorganization? >> because they keep the council tax down and provide good service i hope we'll see more of them in 10 days time. [shouting] >> on teachers apply just to be clear, just to be clear, 13,000 more teachers than 2010 to give a whole accurate answer to his fourth question, again he asked who else would support the academies. let me quote the academy trust because she said this, i used to be very skeptical and resistant to academy status. but during the process of developing the academy i've been increasingly convinced this is the way forward. that is what mortimer people
parsing. that is why 1.3 million more children in good and outstanding schools. that is what almost nine out of 10 converter a database are good or outstanding schools. we are clear on the side of the house. we back aspiration, back opportunity, back investment in our schools. we want every child to get the best. it's labour who want to hold back opportunity. >> mr. speaker, this seems to be a pattern developing here. [shouting] the pattern is quietly simply this. he has the health secretary that is opposing a contract on doctors against the wishes of patients and the public and the rest of the medical profession. he has an education secretary imposing yet another tory top down reorganization that nobody
wants. we will his government show some respect and listening to public, parents and patients, and, indeed, professionals who have given their lives to public service in education and health and change its away, listen to them and trust other people to run services rather than imposing thing from above? >> i will tell him the pattern that is developing. we consume 1.9 billion more people being treated in our health service. weakens the 1.3 million more children in good or outstanding schools. that's the pattern developing come a strong economy, investing into our public services. the other pattern i have noticed is i one might tip labour leader. entity carries on like this i will soon be on my sixth. [shouting] >> thank you, mr. speaker.
mr. speaker, the government -- [inaudible] is substantial and befitting the tremendous endeavors this government has undertaken to save the industry. it stands in contrast with its disrespectful comments of labour's policy adviser who said this to crises have been good for labour. could ask the prime minister whether there is any indication it could help expedite which could provide the long-term viable future that we all hope for and the workers who live in my constituency? >> i want to thank my honorable friend for welcoming me yesterday. before coming to his constituency i visited and i met with the management and with the trade unions and editor can -- constructive discussion. i did make the conservative leader who doesn't excellent job. if you want me to be sticking you better stop interrupting
everybody. it's not going to get you any votes. [shouting] little tip for you there. [laughter] a serious point which is the areas where we can help, we can help empower, helping procurement, help on issue of pensions. i the very constructive conversation going on but i say get from thi the dispatch box wi want to do everything we can to secure the future not only for portal but also for steelmaking in britain coping with a massive oversupply, collapse in prices on china so we must do all we can. there's no guarantee of success but if we work hard, get a proper sales process and get behind on a bipartisan basis we can see success. >> following the hills for inquiry, we join in all of the comments database and thus far in relation to the families and paying could do all the campaigners for justice.
last night the government was defeated for the second time in the house of lords on the issue of refugee children being given refuge in the united kingdom. there aren't many members of the house as there are many members of this house in all parties including -- who would wish us to do much, much more in helping providing refuge for unaccompanied children in europe at the present time. will the prime minister please reconsider his opposition and stop walking by on the other side speak with i don't think anyone can accuse this country of walking on by in terms of its refugee crisis. let's be very clear about what we've done. personal taking to 20,000 refugees from outside of europe which i think is all parties support. last week announcing the for the 3000 principally unaccompanied children and children at risk from outside your that we will be taking. third of all of course in our normal refugee procedures last you we took over 3000 unaccompanied children. but where i disagree
respectfully with the lordship house is those people who work in european countries are in safe european countries. to compare somehow children or adults who are in france or germany or italy or spain or portugal or greece, to compare that with children stuck in nazi germany i think is deeply wrong and will continue with our approach which includes by the way of being the second largest donor of any country anywhere in the world into those refugee camps. >> just as in the 1930s there are thousands -- [shouting] >> there's no comparison, mr. speaker, apparently. apparently there's no comparison between thousands of children needing refuge in the 1930s and thousands of children in the present time.
yet -- >> order, order. order. i'm not interested in somebody yelling out their opinion of the honorable gentleman's question. this is the home of free speech. the honorable gentleman and every other member will be heard, however long this session takes. very clear. mr. angus robertson. >> europe all estimates 10,000 unaccompanied children in europe have disappeared. this is an existential question about the safety of vulnerable children. the prime minister thinks it is not the responsibility of the united kingdom to help unaccompanied children in europe. so i ask them, so i asked kim, who has the moral responsibility to feed them, to clothe them, to educate them and give them refuge? if not us and everybody in europe? >> let me answer that very
directly. first of all any unaccompanied child who has direct them in britain on claiming asylum can come to britain and quite right, too. but he asked the question who is responsible for refugees was the person who was responsible is the country which they are in. look, i want britain to play our part but you have to ask yourself, do we do better by taking a child from a refugee camp or taking a child from lebanon or from jordan then would you taking a child from france or italy or germany? and as i said to compare this to the 1930s is frankly to insult this country who are neighbors and partners. [shouting] >> thank you, mr. speaker. the group, one of europe's largest independent manufacturers, make transmissions electronics and last week were on board the queen's award for innovation.
adp export goods across the globe with our international trade increasing by over 50% last year. will my right honorable friend join me in congratulating adp and will they set out what government is doing to support exporters, reach new markets? >> isolate join my honorable friend in congratulating adp. it's difficult we went t the queen's award for export to the do deserve respect we currently have one in five anthony's the export. if we can make that in one in four we will bite out of trade deficit. we are encouraging that, but we're also encouraging it as i saw yesterday in south wales by encouraging, by getting the supplies and components industry for the automotive industry to come back on shore and come and invest in britain. >> thank you, mr. speaker. in my constituency, a family in the small village, despite full
cooperation they face an uphill improvement battle with the home office, have their drivers licenses revoked and been forced out of the committee they serve and invested in by technicality. the local shop. will the prime minister look into this grossly unfair situation and work with me to achieve justice for the family? >> i will certainly have a look at the case you mentioned if he lets me know the names and the nature of issues and i will make sure the home office look at it urgently. >> try to as the prime minister window from getting stuck in traffic on thi his which is befe the general election last year, my constituency plagued by high air pollution and also congestion. gibbon discovers commitment to invest billions of pounds in infrastructure, something the previous labour government failed to do, will the prime minister look at committing to look at the construction of the long overdue and much needed missing link road that leads to
my constituency? >> i will have a look at what my honorable friend says. he makes an important point because some people think if you care about air quality there is no room for any roadbuilding but, of course, stationary traffic is much more polluting than moving traffic and we have to make sure the arteries that serve all our constituencies are open. i've look carefully at what he said but at the same time we should recognize air quality is improving. we want to do more by introducing the clean air program. >> with the united kingdom facing our most momentous decision or a generation at eight weeks time, does the prime minister thinks it make more sense forced to listen to all of our closest friends and allies around the world or to a combination of french passion, nigel and vladimir putin? >> i'm glad he takes the english pronunciation rather than the
rather pozzi four and 71 he seems to prefer. [laughter] that is apparently a good thing. obviously, i think we should listen to a friend and her allies but as i look around the world, as i look around the world it's hard to find the leader of a country that wishes us well but wants us to do anything other than stay inside of reformed european union. >> then you isis announced visit your budget is welcome. asthma by public been posting in this morning's report, hidden fees construed as much of a third off against the pension could take over a lifetime. can be done with this government is doing to ensure firms investing in people's hard earned savings reveal all the fees they charge under in charge and can choose investment that is best for them to? >> my friend has fought a long campaign and quite rightly so. one of the things that sets people's enthusiasm for
investing in savings products is just a since they don't understand the fees and charges and don't know how much they're going to get out of them. we've given ourselves the legal duty to do so but i'm sure he will be pushing salt lake -- all the way to make sure it happens. >> thank you, mr. speaker eric the prime minister and this government did next to nothing to say the scottish steel industry. it was left to the scottish government. now the uk government is breaking the promises made by both tories and labour to protect the scottish building industry. why did he think the scottish jobs are so expandable? >> frankly the scottish government and the uk government
should work together. one of the things we should work together on this procurement. it is worth asking how much scotch do was in the forth road bridge? zero, none, uploading nothing. yes, what a contrast. what a contrast for the warships we are building. >> [shouting] >> border. the house is excitable but simmer down. we must do the honorable lady. >> hatred and ignorance life hard of anti-semitism. and when those in public -- they denigrate battled themselves but the institution to which they belong. >> here, here. >> will my right honorable friend please reassure this house of his commitment to
fighting this vicious form of prejudice? >> i think it is very simple. at the semitism as effectively racism and we should call it out and fight it where ever we see. the fact we have a labour member of parliament who made remarks about the transportation of people from israel to america and talk about a solution and is still in receipt of the labour with is quite extorted. let me play with the shadow chancellor said about these people. out, out come out. people might be able to reform their views, the rest of this i can't see. i'm not having it. people might say i've changed my views. frank of the week too many hours of the day before that happens to the mp in question. >> my constituent was killed at the age of 25 by an 18 year old driving a car without a license, driving at 80 miles an hour and a 30-mile an hour zone.
the 18 euros was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving received a sense of to six years of which he will probably serve three. two weeks ago myself along with the famine delivered a 20,000 signature petition calling for tougher sentences for causing death by dangerous driving. does the prime minister agree that sentences for these crimes are too lenient, and when can we expect to get a response to our petition and get justice for joseph? >> i have every sympathy with the family question. i had a similar case in my constituency were a younger was go by dangerous driving. that maximum sentence is working just so the courts have the ability to sensible but i know what this means to the families. i am making sure that minister for roads is looking to get at all of these issues in terms of dangerous driving and i will make sure the cases she mentions is taken into account as well.
>> dudley is proud of -- [shouting] deliver a prosperous future. will the prime minister come to launch the new enterprise zone, to look at how we can attract more investments, create new jobs and develop a highly skilled workforce our community needs a? >> i will look very carefully whether i'm able to do that because we support the industrial regeneration of the black country. enterprise zones have been a success. they've created nearly 25,000 jobs, attracted over 630 companies and secured 2.4 billion of private sector investment. a lot of these delivery of enterprise zones involve a lot of hard work by local authorities and i pay tribute to them and i wish him well in the black country. >> thank you, mr. speaker. given the strategic and economic
importance of the corridor, can the prime minister give me and the people his commitment to the electrification of the line and lend his support -- to be a fundamental part of the first northern powerhouse rail? >> we have made commitments on electrification in terms of north-south lines edited east-west lines. i will have to look very carefully of the proposal she makes. >> nuclear matters, the nuclear legacy, barrow and the prospects of this investment in a new nuclear plant. given that apparent opposites in to the parties opposite can the prime minister confirm the long-term decision for both nuclear power and defense will be made in a timely manner? >> my friend is right that they
do depend to a large extent on jobs and industries that he mentioned. obviously, we continue to invest in reprocessing and in the procedures of there. we also are looking at as he knows redeveloping our commercial nuclear industries starting with the final decisions which then took a very great benefit for other areas of the watusi nuclear power stations and, of course, a barrel in some of the development of our nuclear submarines and will be holding a vote to make sure we renewed our tried and in a huff full. >> the prime minister has just suggested that child refugees although in europe are safe. to our children's homes in italy and greece and over 1000 children -- alone tonight. how are they safe for 10,000 children had disappeared in europe. how are they safe? the agencies -- they are being abused come subject to prostitution and rape.
it is not insulting of us european countries to offer to help. they want us to know. so will he reconsider his position on the amendment before comes back to the boat and stop with this attitude, putting this house and this country to shame? [shouting] >> she asked if we're helping other european countries and we are helping other european countries, not least with a 10 million pounds was recently announced. but i would say the crucial point is this. how do we in britain best help of child refugees? we think we help them by taking them from lebanon can taking them from jordan, taking them when they come to this country. that's what we are doing and we have a proud record and nothing to be ashamed of. [shouting] >> thank you, mr. speaker. several small businesses i have met with last week are being
treated appallingly by the insurance companies. four months after the floods, claims have not been settled and renewal premiums are being hiked to astronomical levels. the government is rightly help infuse the reese came to help homeowners after flooding. does my right double friend agree that the same protection should be given to small business owners? >> first of all i recognize the problem that he lays out with my constituency was badly flooded. some entrance companies paid out quickly. others were not supposed to understand when you look at what happened in the winter, 82% of claims data been paid out but what i would say to him and other colleagues is where you have specific examples of the secretary of state for foreign comes to general affairs would be interested to see so we can get on top of the interest industry. on the issue of whether we need
a flood restyled to small businesses we are looking about to make sure small businesses can get the insurance they need. >> three years ago on holiday inn france my mother sat seriously ill. she received excellent treatment while diagnosed with cancer unfortunately but she is doing well today, thanks to our nhs as well. many travel to other eu countries and benefit like my mom from the european health insurance card. but what happened to the card should revote to leave on the 23rd of june? >> first of all can i wish her mother will enter treatment and the traditions getting from the nhs. the honorable lady raises and a quarter point which this is one of the benefits we have now. many of us will have used it ourselves or with her own children an action we think we could make the system even better as we are. it's for those who want to leave the european union to have to explain what was to be able to access this and other such systems which are very handy for
people in going about their holidays. >> whatever the outcome of the eu referendum, does the prime minister agreed that one thing that will never diminish is the mutual affection and admiration between britain and our great ally france? in that connection, will he pay tribute to the people who will often one the normandy campaign such as the late captain paul cash who was killed fighting in normandy at the age of 26, having won the military cross and was the father of the honorable member, my friend the honorable member for stone, and sergeant peter khan who, at 93, is at westminster today who built the daily bridges that enabled the breakout from normandy beachhead, and you will
be receiving the award and the typical generous -- from our french allies? >> i joined my friend in paying tribute to all those who served and particularly those who fell in that are wrote campaign. one of the proudest things i've been able to do as a prime minister was to go to the 70th anniversary and go to that vigil where our gliders came in to prepare for those ladies and to go to gold beach and to see the incredible work that was done. so we should remember what they did and we should remember what it was they gave their lives which was to achieve peace on our continent. >> thank you, mr. speaker. my constituent has hiv that she contracted by her partner proceeded from a transmitted -- transfusion. he now needs a second liver transplant. neither can hold down a
full-time -- full-time job so they rely on the support from the state become is no plan to slash and have. i simply ask what is a government so willing to attack people whose only mistake was to be unlucky? >> first of all what we said before the election was that we set aside 25 million pounds to help those who were infected with hiv because of contaminated blood. we have raised that since the election to over 100 million we are consulting with all the groups for how best to use of that money. we are going to be doing more than we said at election time but it's announcer: you have been wanting british prime minister's questions from the house of commons. this is live at 7:00 eastern and again sunday nights at nine clock eastern and pacific on c-span. where you canrg find video of past prime minister's questions.
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