tv Theresa May Tells Parliament Theres No Turning Back from Brexit CSPAN March 29, 2017 8:00pm-8:37pm EDT
>> c-span, where history unfolds daily. 1970 nine, c-span was created as a public service by america's cable television companies. it is brought to you today by your cable or televised provider. tonight on c-span, events from today's official triggering of the uk's exit from the european union heard first, it is my ministers question time in the british house of commons. then british prime minister theresa may and other party leaders speak on article 50. that starts a two-year process. councilat, a european president speaks after receiving the official letter of separation. during this week's prime ministers question time in the british house of commons, prime minister theresa may to
questions on the official triggering of the uk's exit from the european union. this is 35 minutes. house of commons. >> the names of those who died have been released. members across the house join the offering our deet condolences to the friends and families. condolences to their friends and families. and the security investigation continues and two have been arrested and remain in custody. i have ministerial colleagues and others and further such meetings later today.
>> may i echo her sentiments and congratulate her by next weekend since last week. i congratulate the prime minister, austin 50. this is the momentous action for the whole of the united kingdom and the campaign to stay in, recognize we ought to use this party, sole support of both sides for negotiations to deliver the whole of the united kingdom particularly northern ireland. but could i ask the prime minister to confirm in the extremely improbable event that a border poll should take place regarding the future of the garden in the united kingdom during her mission, to fully
support any official campaign. in regard of the eu and scotland's. >> the honorable gentlemen is absolutely right, and the people of the united kingdom voted at the european union. the united kingdom, a country that works for everyone, not just a privileged few. fully committed to ensuring the unique interests of northern ireland establish our negotiating vision, our position has been clear on the belfast agreement including the principle of consent that northern ireland's constitutional position for northern ireland to determine but as our manifesto made clear we have a preference that northern ireland should remain part of the united kingdom and
we will never be neutral in expressing our support for fat. that is fundamentally in the strength of our union. >> pupils and parents deserve good schools and real choice in education including schools focused unashamedly, can my right honorable friend tell us about applications for the new wave of it but we are genuinely free to be run as they wish, and schools that work for everyone. >> i believe schools should be free to be run and putting autonomy in the hands of strong leaders so they can deliver an excellent education and wants to get out of the way of outstanding education fighting to set up the types of schools parents want, to remove the ban,
and a complex area. and the following the publication of the white paper. >> jeremy corbin. >> the emergency services as the prime minister did especially those that responded to westminster attack last wednesday and those that turned to help the explosion last saturday. and lost loved ones and especially thank the police for their ongoing investigations. could the prime minister assure us the police will take all the next azeri support and resources to take us through the difficult period investigating what happened last wednesday? >> i join the right honorable gentlemen on the work of our emergency services, a wide range of incidents that take place are
focused, and day in and day out on emergency services. and putting ourselves in general for the work we do. i can assure him, my right honorable friend, and the metropolitan police on the investigation taking place in the attack last week and looking forward to security arrangements, they have the resources to carry out their vital work. >> jeremy corbin. >> we all pay tribute, but there are problems between 2015, and 2018, real terms in government funding for police forces, 330 million. can the prime minister assure the house police all over the country have necessary resources to do the job.
>> prime minister? >> it reminds me the what we have done is protected the budget and the former secretary, prior to the 2015 labour party complex that savings can be found, 5 to 10% is just about doable. we protected the police budget. i have been speaking to police forces and they are very clear, the word they are doing his resources they need. >> the police federation survey recently undertaken reveals 55% of serving police officers, the way in which their funding has been treated. since 2010, and the front line.
and will she think again about cuts to policing and guarantee policing on the front lines will be protected so every community can be assured in the community. >> right honorable gentlemen we heard protected the police budget. let's think about what happened since 2010? since 2010 we have seen crime traditionally measured by the incentive fines by a surge. that is the work of hard-working police officers up and down, they have been backed by this government. and crime commissioners, there has been performance police, and
necessary. and to do their job, see crime as a record low. >> mister speaker. to fly typhoon from my constituency to romania, to support nato allies on the border with russia. president vladimir putin is locking up political opponents, will my right honorable friend confirm as we leave the eu that the united kingdom will continue to lead nato in defending this vital border and pay tribute to armed forces, who safeguard our democracy at home and abroad. >> i am very happy to join my honorable friend in paying tribute to the men and women of our armed forces, they are the
best in the world and they worked tirelessly to keep our faith and we owe them every gratitude for doing so. i also assure her our commitment, through nato as strong as ever, and meet our nato pledge on gdp, and $178 billion on the equipment plan and she has referred for the royal air force in romania. and the reconnaissance squadron and that shows a clear commitment. >> we associate ourselves with condolences of the prime minister and leader of the labor party. and after that. >> the prime minister promised
before triggering article 50, and the agreement. >> last year the prime minister made the promise for the agreement for scotland, wales and northern ireland. and triggered article 50 and has done so without an agreement and no agreement. why has she broken her promise and broken her word? >> i have been very clear. the first of this, the first visit i made last july,
developer uk wide approach. the uk approach was taken in negotiation, it would be the united kingdom government that took forward that position and i remind the right honorable gentlemen scotland is part of the united kingdom. >> the prime minister did not deny he would see the uk approach an agreement for northern ireland, there is no agreement. the british government was elected with a higher percentage of the vote with a bigger elect oral mandates. yesterday the scottish parliament voted 69-59 people in scotland should have a choice about their future. and concluded, a period of
be shot down. >> independence is the only subject they wished to talk about. the gentleman and his colleague, now is not the time -- the referendum. today of all days we should be coming together as the united kingdom as the best deal. >> thank you, mister speaker, improving vocational and technical information is vital to closing our productivity gap. can the prime minister is only vocational education willis are equal safety for academic education. as we leave the eu, young people can be equipped to build the
high skilled economy of the future. >> my right honorable friend raised an important issue. it was essential for young people we get vocational-technical education, the right esteem and focus, the productivity gap, we want to deliver a world leading technical education system that will create genuine options for people. and the budget, the right honorable friend the chancellor announced a significant package to implement the most ambitious post 16 reforms since 70 years ago investing an extra half billion pounds a year in england's technical education, studying high lever technical qualifications for institutes of technology. >> and almost 3 months means
many smaller companies face disaster. small business says the extra annual cost is at least 2700 pounds a year. a burden on business, have she got it wrong, on national insurance, backtracked now, and as well -- >> the honorable gentlemen, and indicated for the smallest businesses below the threshold, and trying to move to greater organization of the way in which it operates, that will enable a better service for people completing their forms and we
always remember that. >> it is important to look at long-term solutions. the prime minister look at cases in my constituency and how the system works for the council and general hospital. >> prime minister. >> i am grateful for the extra money, to billion pounds, in ocean care, with pressure and demand on social care but it is important to assure the best practice is delivered across the country. it isn't just about money. and the sustainable solution helps local authorities to raise standards across the system, they are in a green paper this year to put state-funded system on a more secure sustainable long-term --
>> the prime minister didn't protect police budget, she told me protected the school budget. does she stand by the statement. >> we protected school budget and put a record budget into schools. >> today, mister speaker, the public accounts committee says of the department of education, understand the pressure schools are already under. they went on to say funding per-pupil is reducing in real terms and goes on to say school budgets will be cut by $3 billion equivalent to 8% by 2020. the public accounts committee is
wrong on this? >> 230 billion pounds going into our schools, the quality of education in our schools, 1.8 million more children, and the policy from this government to a short every child gets a good school place. >> many parents's daily experience with children in schools is they get letters from the school asking for money. if she received a letter from her daughter at school asking for a must-see donation to pop up reduced funds the school is receiving. this government's cuts to schools are betraying a generation of children. of the prime minister is right, parents are wrong, teachers are wrong, the i fs is wrong, the education policy is wrong, the public accounts committee which
includes eight conservative members is also wrong lose which organization does pack the prime minister's view on education spending in our schools? >> i just said to him we reject school funding and we have, the real term protection to school project, and the school budget has more people in 1920 but i also say to him the quality of education, 1.8 million more children for the labor government and also say time and time again, asking questions lead to more spending. let's look at what he has done recently. since january, more spending, on
1 march and 8 march, more spending, the 15th of arch and the 22nd of march, more spending. he doesn't call for more public spending. when it comes to spending money they haven't got, they can't help themselves. the same old labor spends today and give somebody else the bill tomorrow. we won't do that until the next generation. >> mister bill wiggin. >> prime minister. >> i'm sure everyone joins me in paying tribute, in very dangerous conditions with vital equipment to armed forces helping us to victory. i'm sure my honorable friend will recognize for practical
reasons it is not possible to pursue individuals but as part of business would be happy to work with him to look at the first way to recognize the collective effort. >> these ladies find chemicals in the shelves turn their skins yellow and they are nicknamed canary goals. right honorable friend is exceptionally busy but could she spend a few moments to meet me and these canary girls to recognize their service. >> i would be happy to do that. and was vital to the war effort. and was absolutely routines and extremely dangerous. >> thank you, mister speaker.
the government has established, and providers like the cooperative indignity also indicated no charges for children and young people. i know the prime minister is a compassionate woman with children's funds. will she agreed to work with me to establish this fund to bring some comfort to parents in their darkest hour. >> pay tribute to the honorable lady. on this issue and not just a passionate campaign but has spoken on many occasions. and the welcome division taken by the co-opt, waive the funeral fees, we do want -- there is some financial court available but we are looking at this issue and what more can be done though it cropped up in a piece of work
in a cabinet office leading on that piece of work to meet with her and talk about the idea. >> the prime minister will know the budget gave 200 million pounds for the welsh waiver government to provide business relief. will the prime minister agree the leader peter faulk, welsh labor must not commit to spending that money with welsh businesses,. >> absolutely right, the right honorable chancellor, 200 million pounds. they will use that to support their own -- a very -- the fourth of may. if uk government action with working family that will assure
whales benefits and economies work. >> the e.u. referendum campaign urge people to pay back control of huge sums of money. the prime minister will trigger today, and fulfill the promise made by cabinet colleague with the british public. >> prime minister. >> i am very happy. >> sitting perfectly comfortably in an era of repose.
>> i am very happy to tell the honorable lady when this country leaves the european union we will have control of the budget and we will fight how the money is spent. >> thank you, mister speaker. with modification schools in my constituency welcome the national funding formula and given the leader of the opposition, next question, given the f 40 schools at the bottom of the funding, and less scope for efficiencies. with my right honorable friend provide more immediate support? >> as my honorable friend is saying, what we are doing, the lottery of school funding, the school funding is at a record high which in relation to minimum funding level as i said
before, the representations on the issue will be considering the consultation, a lot of responses to that, a historic complex reform, general agreement that reform is needed and carefully considering the representation. >> after nine months of the primary straps approach to brexit northern ireland is deadlocked, scotland is going for a referendum, the english are split down the middle. and the commons committees. they don't like home truth which has the prime minister considered in terms of invoking article 50 it is not the titan.
>> what the uk government is doing in invoking article 50 is putting into practice the democratic vote of the british people, a referendum. there was a referendum in 2014 in scotland when the scottish people voted to remain -- his colleagues, massive practice. >> max warman. >> three quarters of my constituents voted to leave the european union. does the prime minister agree with me, triggering article 50 marks a watershed moment not only for this country's control of immigration and sovereignty but also listening to the views of people who were forgotten too long. >> i agree with my honorable friend. invoking article 50, not only pushing into place the views of
the british people as set out in the referendum on 23 june but crucially that was not just a vote of leaving the eu, it was a vote about changing this country for the future and this government has a clear plan for britain that will change the country, a more global outlook of a stronger economy, or united nation. >> thank you, mister speaker, the people expect the prime minister to follow her party's manifesto and abide by a majority vote of this parliament. why does she say the first minister of scotland should do the opposite? >> what i say is at this point in time, we face a historic moment, setting in process negotiations for the future of
this country and relationship to the european union, now is the time to put together. >> raisings and awareness to bring many of these people, family members, all suffering from them, yet research receives 1% of all search funding for cancer and is a bigger cancer killer for adults under 40 commending all these people and seeing what more we can do to increase funding for brain tumor research. >> it is a good record of research and that is important. the people who are raising
funds, many of them will have had certain experiences in one way or another of brain tumors and it is important we recognize there are many killers out there who don't receive publicity and support of others and we don't recognize their importance and commend those 2 raising funds. >> as we enter the world of article 50 can the prime minister say what she is doing to inshore national and local government prioritize purchasing and buying of british goods and services, though i have to say police vehicle don't give as much cause for optimism. >> prime minister? >> we have been encouraging the procurement of british goods and services but we can do for local authorities is people around the country want local authorities to take their best interest into that they can vote conservative.
>> can i congratulate my right honorable for the prime minister in invoking article 50 today and does she agree with me, this may be the end of the phony war, the end of posturing from the other benches and focus in detail for every industry, every sector and every community for a deal we can get behind? >> prime minister. >> agree with my honorable friend. now is the time to come together and be united to ensure that we work for the best possible deal for the united kingdom and best future for us all. >> the prime minister has been emphasizing her determination for constituent parts of the united kingdom on this historic day. others are content to moan and whine, we what to see the delivery happen, and northern ireland, some of the
responsibilities in terms of this, we went to see it up and running, northern ireland government, conditions in the way of that. if others stay away from people who shouldn't walk away, would she work more closely, and the interest of northern ireland. >> we want to work together to assure we can protect the best interests of northern ireland. ensuring we have government and northern ireland is important for the future and so we can build on significant progress made in recent years for people of northern ireland and i urge all parties to come to the talks, finding a way through this so northern ireland can restore government. >> will the prime minister agree social media companies need to take action now to remove
extremists from their platforms and foot the bill, doing their dirty work at a taxpayers expense. >> the question of working with the company to assure extremist materials removed as quickly as possible and going for a number of years, through counterterrorism network we have a process which enables to take materials down. taken down since february 2010, and in the last couple years, i know my right honorable friend will be meeting the companies later this week to talk about this important issue. we don't want to see extremist materials on the internet. what we want to see his companies taking action to remove material that is encouraging hate. >> late on saturday night a
massive explosion devastated my constituency. we are thinking of all those that are hurt. it is a merkel more people were not injured. the community faces significant their election. will the prime minister join with me in thanking all those who looked after my community over the weekend and in recent days and will she arranged a meeting with the secretary of state, to rebuild the barriers. >> the honorable lady to commend and thank all of those who worked so hard in emergency services and others to support her local community. and that work will continue. it doesn't happen over the weekend, being given to the community into the future and communities and local governments work to meet with
her and discuss how that community can be members of parliament continued. overcome the impact of this explosion. >> order. statement, the prime minister. >> thank you, mister speaker. today the government act on the democratic will of the british people and acts too on the clear and convincing position of this house. a few minutes ago in brussels the united kingdom's permanent representative to the eu handed a letter to the president of the european council on my behalf confirming the government