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ands climate agreement personally urged president trump to reconsider pulling out of the accord. she also took several questions on trade relations with the e.u. and the u.s. after brexit. this is just over one hour. >> thank you. order. statement? >> the prime minister. thank you, mr. speaker. i would like to make a statement on the g 20. summit, we showed they played a key role in international responses. climate change, international development, migration, modern leading, conservation on issues that critically affect our national interests, but which can only be addressed by working together with our international partners. have, on terrorism, as we seen for the horrific attacks in manchester and london, the nature of the threat we face is
evolving, and our response must evolve as the u.k. is leading the way. ,t the g7 and subsequently through a detailed action plan with president macron, i called for industry to take responsibility to more rapidly detect and report extremist content online. they have announced the launch of a global forum to do just that. at this summit, we set the agenda again, calling on our partners -- calling on our g 20 partners to squeeze the lifeblood out of terrorist works by making the global financial system and entirely hostile andronment for terrorists, we secured agreement on all of our proposals. we agreed to work together to ensure there are no safe spaces for terrorist financing by raising standards worldwide, especially in hotspots. andgreed to bring industry law enforcement together to
develop new tools and technologies to better identify suspicious, small flows of money being used to support low-cost terrace attacks such -- attacks. >> mr. speaker, by working together in these ways, we can defeat the threat and ensure our way of life will always prevail. a global economy, we are seeing encouraging signs of recovery with the ims forecasting the global gdp will rise this year. but many, both here in the u k and across the g 20 are simply
not sharing in the benefits of that growth. we need to build a global economy that works for everyone, by ensuring trade is not just free, but crucially fair for all. that means fair for all people in the u.k., which is why we are forging a modern industrial strategy that will bring the benefits of trade to every part of the country. it means their terms of trade for the poorest countries, which their will protect preferences and explore options to improve their trade access. it means strengthening the international world that make trade fair between countries. at this summit, i argue we must reform the international , especially the wto, given its central role so it inps pace with developments key sectors like digital and services, so it is better able to resolve disputes. some countries are not playing by the rules. they are not behaving responsibility, -- responsibly,
and are creating risks. nowhere is this more clear than in relation to the dumping of deal in global market -- of s teel in global markets. not enough has been done since. if we are to avoid unilateral needon, we immediate collective action. we agree that the global forum established last year needs to be more effective and the pace of its work must quicken. in order to ensure its work get the necessary attention and accountability, i press are relevant ministers from around the world to meet in this forum. play a leading role in championing all these reforms so that all citizens can share in the benefits of global growth. as we leave the european union, we will negotiate a new, conference the, bold, and new,ehensive -- a conference of, bold agreement with the e.u. but we will also see this
opportunity to strike a deal with old friends and new partners. at this summit, i held a number of meetings. all of them have a strong desire to forward bilateral trade relationships with the u.k. after brexit. this included america, japan, china, and india. and this morning, i welcomed australian prime minister turnbull to downing street, where he were you debrided his desire for able to trading relationship. mr. speaker, all of these discussions are a clear and powerful vote of confidence in british goods, british services, the british economy, and the british people, as i look forward to building on them in the months ahead. the u.k.e change, reaffirmed our commitment to the paris agreement, which is vital if we are to take responsibility to the world would pass on to our children and grandchildren. mr. speaker, there is not a choice between decarbonization
and economic growth. byhave reduce our emissions 40% over the last 16 years, but grown our gdp by two thirds. andd my converts art -- i my counterpart are dismayed at american withdrawal. personally to president trump to encourage him to rejoin the paris agreement, and i continue to hope that is exactly what he will do. >> here here! >> on international development, we reaffirmed our commitment on development assistance and set out plans to renew the long-term approach to reduce abaco's africae on aid -- washington reliance on aid. that means creating new jobs and harnessing the power of capital market to generate billions of new investments. pm may: as we welcome dominie's new compact -- germany's new compact with africa. on migration, i expect the continued support.
i agreed with the prime minister that the u.k. expert home office and delegation will travel out to italy to see how we can help further. this is yet further evidence that while we are leaving the european union, as a global britain, we will work closely with all our european partners. the g 20 also agreed to use the upcoming negotiations on the global compact to use c3 conference of approach that the u.k. has been arguing for. letting refugees claim asylum, improving the way we do sin which between refugees and economic migrants, and developing a better overall approach to managing economic migration. it also includes providing humanitarian and development assistance to refugees in their region. at this summit, the u.k. committed 55 million pounds to support the government of tanzania in managing its refugee and migrant population and support the further integration of new, naturalized refugees.
slavery, it isrn hard to comprehend that in today's world, innocent and anderable men, women, children, are being enslaved, forced into hard labor, raped, beaten, and passed from of these are two abuse or profit. we cannot and will not ignore this dark and barbaric trade in human beings that is simply horrifying in its inhumanity. that is why i put this issue on the g-20 agenda at my first summit a year ago. at this summit, i pushed for a coordinated approach to the complex business supply chains, which can feed the demand for forced labor and child labor. mr. speaker, our groundbreaking u.k. modern slavery act requires companies to examine all aspects of their businesses, including their supply chains, and to publish their results. i called on my g-20 partners to follow britain's lead. germany's proposed division zero fund, to which the u.k. is contributing as an
important part of ensuring the health and safety of workers in these global supply chain. finally, we agreed to create better job opportunities for women, to remove the legal barriers and end the gender-based violence that restrict opportunities both at home and abroad. as part of this, the u.k. is converted into the women entrepreneurs finance initiative launched by the world bank, which will provide more than $1 billion to support women in developing countries to start and grow businesses. this is not just morally right, it is economically essential. the u.k. will continue to play a leading role in driving forward women's economic empowerment across the world. did not agree on everything in this summit, in particular on climate change. when we have such disagreement, it is important to come together in forums such as the g-20 to try and resolve them. as a global britain, we will continue to work in bridging anderences between nations
forging global responses to issues that are fundamental to our prosperity and security, and to that of our allies from around the world. that is what we did at this summit, and that is what the government will continue to do. and i commend the statement to the house. >> here here. >> jeremy corbyn. mr. corbyn: thank you, mr. brett minister. i am really surprised he had so g 20to contribute to the given there was barely a mention of international party in the anifesto or indeed any policy, so much so that they are asking other parties for their policy ideas. so, if the prime minister would like it, i am happy to furnish her with a copy of our election manifesto. still, an early election in order that the people of this country can decide. >> here here! mr. corbyn: mr. speaker, the government has run out of steam at a pivotal moment in our country in the world, amid uncertainty of brexit, conflict in the gulf states, north
korea, refugees continue to flee war and destruction, ongoing pandemics, cross-border terrorism the impact of climate , change are the core global challenges of our time. just when we need strong government, we have weakness from this government. >> here here. mr. corbyn: the u.s. president attempts to pull the plug on the paris climate change deal. and only mr. speaker, a belated informal mention and brief meeting with him. no ability to sign a joint ledger from european leaders and at the time he made the announcement. the u.k. trade deficit, mr. speaker is growing at a time , when we are negotiating the exit from the european union. the u.k.-backed saudi war in yemen continues to kill displays injure thousands with 300,000 cases of cholera. , and on this man-made catastrophe.
but worse, mr. speaker the , government continues to sell arms to saudi arabia one of the , most oppressive and brutal regimes finances terrorism and is breaching humanitarian law. the courts may have ruled the government acted legally. it certainly is not acting ethically. >> here here. mr. corbyn: mr. speaker we on , this side welcome cease-fire agreed between the u.s. and russia in the southwest of syria. it is good news. did the prime minister play any role in those negotiations? will she commit to work with them to expand the cease-fire so the rest of that poor country -- the u.s. president's attempts to pull out of the paris climate of the g 20 climate deal are dangerous. we want to suck the world from reaching the and of no return on climate change. other countries have been unequivocal with the u.s.
president, but not our prime minister. i do not quite know what that means, but maybe the premature can tell us exactly what the nature of that meeting was. what a complete neglect of a duty both to our people and perhaps, equally importantly, to our planet as well. >> here here. mr. corbyn: we need a leader prepared to speak out and talk up values of international corporations and human rights , social justice, and respect for international law. she now needs to listen. so i ask this, will she condemn attempts to undermine global cooperation on climate change? will she take meaningful action against our country's role in global tax avoidance, which starves many developing countries of funding for sustainable growth, which is also sucking investment out of our public services? will she offer european union nationals in britain the same rights as they have now?
>> in air! 4 -- here here! mr. corbyn: what proposals does she have and what discussions did she have an britain's membership? will she back germany's call to end the bombing in yemen? we have heard the prime minister talk about safe spaces for terrorist finance. so why is our government report into foreign funding on extremism and vital causation in the u.k. -- when will this report be released? and what new regulations is the u.k. bringing forward for u.k. companies and banks as part of a new global accord on terrorist financing? mr. speaker, keeping britain's global is one of our country's most urgent tasks. but the truth is, the country needs a new approach to foreign policy and global corporation. -- cooperation. the conservative government
simply cannot deliver. responding to the grotesque levels of inequality within countries and between them is important to the security and sustainability of our world. in a joint report published in april, the world bank, the imf, the wto recognized what they , referred to as the long-lasting displacement as well as large earning losses of workers. and that leaves negative experience of globalization in has informed the public's rejection of the established political order. the prime minister talked of the jumping on steel in global markets, but why did the government failed to take action that the other european nations did at the most acute time when , our steel industry is suffering? mr. speaker, this government is the architect of the failed austerity policies, and now threatens to use brexit to turn britain into a low wage, deregulated -- a narrow and
hopeless vision of the potential in this country which would only , serve the few one that would , ruin industry, destroy innovation, and hit people's living standards. and finally, mr. speaker, the u.s. president said a u.s.-u.k. trade deal will happen quickly. can the prime minister give any details or timetable or any of the terms of this agreement on environmental protections, workers rights, consumer's, rights, product safety any of , those issues that so concerned so many people? >> good question. mr. corbyn: mr. speaker the , prime minister lost her hope and now she is losing britain. and her influence abroad. >> here here! pm may: thank you, mr. speaker. can i say to the right honorable gentleman, on the issue of terrorist financing, it is in fact the united kingdom that has been not only developing approaches within the u.k. working with financial sector
internationally , sitting around the g-20 table, to take this over together. i think what was important was that we had a separate communique on terrorism that addresses issues to identify suspicious small flows of funding. this is what the u.k. has led on, it was in the u.k.'s photo, and it was in the queue medicaid of the g-20. he talks about global tax avoidance. it is the u.k. that has led on this tax avoidance. global tax avoidance is only on the agenda of international meetings because my right honorable predisaster, david cameron, put it there. it is the u.k. that has been leading on this. he talks about trade deals, he talks about trade deals. i'm very happy to tell him we are working with the americans on what it may look like.
we are working with the australian spirit we have a working group with india as well. what virgin needs is someone spending up and speaking about these things. what we need is doing the thing, and that is exactly what we are doing. on the issue of climate change, this country has a proud record on climate change. we secured the first legally binding agreement on clement change in the paris agreement. we are the third best country in the world for tackling climate change. we were at the leading edge in terms of putting our own legislation through in relation to emissions, and this country will continue to lead on this issue. he refers to the question of saudi arabia. i welcome the high court judgment today. shows my right honorable friend, the defense secretary will be making a statement later on this this afternoon. we do in this country operate one of the most robust export control regimes in the world.
finally started off by talking about the issue of the government's agenda. the government has an ambitious agenda to change this country. and so on many issues -- there are many issues, there are many issues -- >> you are a cheeky and rather over excitable whippersnapper. calm yourself. pm may: mr. speaker, there are many issues on which i would hope we could achieve consensus across this house, issues like ensuring that our police and security agencies have the power that they need to be able to deal with terrorist threats that we face. >> here here. pm may: issues like responding to the matthew taylor report which i initiated and , commissioned to ensure that an
economy, workers have their rights protected. and also, finally, we talked about women's empowerment at this g-20 summit. one of the issues i have been concerned about recently is the fact that many female candidates during the general election found themselves bullied and harassed. and in receipt of such bullying as has beennt -- referred to by the right honorable lady -- i would have hoped that every leader of political party in this house would stand up and condemn such actions, and it is time that we did so. >> here here here. >> i congratulate the prime minister on her many successes at a productive summit, particularly on the trade front. would she confirm that ministers are working not just on trade deals for this country? we don't have ones with at the
moment, but will when we are outside the e.u., but also making sure we transfer the e.u. one sue the u.k. as well as the rest of the e.u. on exit? pm may: i am happy to give that confirmation to my right honorable friend. there are three areas we are working on trade. one is obviously looking ahead to those trade agreements that we can have with countries that we don't currently have them with as a member of the european union. the second is ensuring that as where there are trade agreements with e.u., we are able to move this forward. third, working with countries like india and australia to see what changes we can make now before we leave the european union to improve our trade relationship. >> blackford? >> the g 20 summit was an eye-opening event, the realities of a u.k. floundering in a global stage. , an unpredictable alliance formed with the american president. goodness knows what a trailed --
a trade deal with america will be. u.k.-u.s. trade deals with the justice secretary, who hours after it ended, said it wouldn't be enough. the prime minister must come to her senses. the united kingdom outside the single market would be ruinous. partners ares and finalizing trade deals with japan and canada while the u.k. -- today's scottish chamber of commerce shows 61% of businesses believe the u.k. should remain in the single market. it is quite scandalous that the prime minister tries to blame others for the economy. speaker, i welcome the
progress made at the g 20 summit. i pay tribute to the work of the german chancellor, who hosted a challenging agenda on global issues. the communique is clear. onmust double our efforts the paris agreement. i asked the prime minister [inaudible] growth0 what's to boost and jobs across africa, including an initiative on rural employment, creating 1.1 million new jobs by 2022. in the premise to explain the --s role in this initiative can the prime minister explain the uk's role in the initiative? [inaudible] the conclusions are to push the g 20 to take immediate and effective measures to eliminate child labor by 2025, forced
labor, human trafficking, and all forms of modern slavery, a promising step indeed. mr. speaker, the prime minister went to hamburg with an opening message. 22 tackle- went to g terrorist financing. what staggering hypocrisy. the prime minister, commissioned by her predecessor, denies us the truth about terrorist financing in the u.k. [inaudible] what an absolute outrage. [inaudible] terror funding in the u.k., and when she said her public inquiry into the funding of extremism. >> the under -- the rh gentleman wasn't makeup -- making a personal accusation against the prime minister.
i can't believe he would knowingly do that, because it is healthily disorderly and he should be aware of that. if he is not, it is time he was. i think he should spring to his feet and clarify the position. was there was an element of accusation. withdraw. >> i will withdraw the allegation against the prime minister. guest: -- prime minister may: on the question of trade deals, as i said in my statement earlier, we do indeed have started discussions with a number of countries. the united states, japan, china, india, and another of other -- a number of other countries i was able to speak to about trade deals. he asked about the compact with africa. this isn't a european union initiative, this is something that has been led by chancellor merkel under the g 20, and
indeed come of the united kingdom is playing a role in the principles that underpin the compact with africa, principles we have been using in our assistance we have been giving and development aid to a variety of countries in africa already. compact with ethiopia, which the u.k. has put forward and will create 100,000 jobs, including among those jobs, jobs for refugees living in ethiopia. again, we have shown, by what we are doing, a commitment to these issues already. he talks about the issue of terrorist financing. discussed is ensuring we are looking across the board at all aspects of terrorist financing, and that means is we look at the changing nature of terrorism, we don't just took it large-scale financing, we also look at the small sums of i nance and -- financing that are harder to present identify, but whichce and identify, but could underpin the attacks
taking place. that is where the communique put a focus. that is a new initiative that has been taken. he talks about modern slave it -- slavery. important to eradicate modern slavery. it was in the agenda because i put it there, because modern slavery is an issue that this government takes very seriously. we introduced my -- the modern the first piece of legislature in its kind in the world and we are working to make sure we eradicate modern slavery. his portrayal of the uk's position at the g 20 was wrong. he wasn't there, i was. >> order. to accommodate colleagues in this matter, there will be an toerative for great brevity become, i hope, spectacularly sympathized by hannah. >> i didn't actually have a question.
lady --nswer is, the rh the righty -- honorable lady was standing, but she has left her feet with alacrity and the houses is in a state of eager anticipation and baited breath. anna. >> i wondered if my right honorable friend could help us with the modern slavery act, because she rightly identifies leadve let the world -- the world on this legislation and many of us are hugely proud of the work she did when she was secretary. is she finding across the world, other countries following where we and this country have led? indeed the case. we are seeing a greater awareness of this issue around the world, a much greater willingness for government to look at the issue.
first of all, i think governments of looking at human trafficking across borders -- are looking at human trafficking across borders. it is also important to look at what happens in the country, to citizens of one's own country. that is what we are doing. >> i am sure the right honorable gentleman will be as brief as he can. >> in the light of the discussions about energy security, the prime minister will know to be aware about the proposal to withdraw the u.k. from the treaty, despite the concerns about the implications for the movement of scientists, nuclear materials, and life-saving radiotherapy's. can she explain what the -- what the u.k. nuclear industry gains? the right honorable gentleman is aware, membership is linked with membership to the eu. , with reference to a
future bill on this issue, wanting to ensure we can maintain those relationships that -- and that cooperation oft enables the exchange scientists and materials. there are countries around the world that have that relationship, not members of the eu, and we need to put that in place. >> thank you, mr. speaker. does my rh friend -- does my right honorable friend -- it would provide cheaper food, clothing, and footwear to the greatest benefit of the poorest? with my honorable friend. it is free trade, but it enables us to grow the economy, to increase prosperity, to provide jobs. there will be benefits, from the trade agreement we want to negotiate around the whole of the world. but we also need the country to defend the concept of free trade, because sadly, it is under too much of attack -- it
is under too much of an attack from protectionism around the world. -- two journalists journalists have been murdered in russia, does the prime thester share my anger at chilling sight of president trump and president putin joking about the inconvenience of a free press? will she commits to raising the importance of the independence of the media to both leaders when she meets them next? the free press we think the free press is essential to our democracy. we want to defend the free press around the world. i can sure the right honorable lady that we do regularly raise this issue with the russian president and at all levels with the russian authority. >> thank you. rightpay tribute to my honorable friend for all the extraordinary work she has done in the past on the issue of
human trafficking and slavery. i commend her raising this at the g 20. with the world on the move, the opportunity for more of this, rather than less, are now there. what can we do to ensure that other countries take this as seriously as the u.k. does? we have set the bar. we need to raise others to it. >> that is absolutely right. we are taking action across a number of areas. as i said, the specific area we focused on was the business supply chain. one of the key ways of ensuring that we can act against human trafficking and modern slavery is through the cooperation of law enforcement agencies in the u.k. with others around the world and that is what we are encouraging and what is happening with some success. , the financial secretary told the house the government supported a multilateral deal on public country by country importing. he said if we haven't made progress by this time next year on reaching a multilateral
agreement, we will need to look at the issue once again. the prime can i ask minister what discussions she has had with g 20 members to make sure we can tackle corporate tax avoidance to open public country by country? this is an issue we regularly raise, but i think it is safe to say we are does a wind had at the lack -- we are disappointed at the lack of progress made in this area. we will continue to press on this issue, but if we are going to get a multilateral agreement, others have to agree to this concept, as well. we will continue to press it. it is there because the u.k. has been putting it on the agenda in the past. we will continue to do so. lovefest withnew the bench's opposite, given the record of the leader of the opposition on the counterterrorism and security act, does she possess a very long spoon?
can say to my right honorable friend that i have in the past as home secretary welcomed the cooperation which i have had from the labor bench, not from the right honorable gentleman who currently leads the opposition but from others on his benches. me the need to ensure that our agencies have appropriate powers to deal with it terrorist threats. opposite others on the in the house from coming forward and supporting those measures when we bring them forward. >> the g-8 20 -- the g 20 communique talked about the need for education. the u.k. has a proud record in leading on global health. will she join with argentina in the forthcoming g 20 presidency to give investment in global education the priority it deserves?
say it isd, i would not just about looking ahead to the g 20 agenda for the next meeting. it is also about what the united kingdom has been doing practically through our international development budget . a significant number of girls around the world of being educated as a result of the input we put in. -- we. the global agenda think the global agenda is an important one. >> as the prime minister said in a statement, after leaving the european union, we are not leaving europe. and i welcomed the statement that we will work with our european friends and allies in the balloting a better overall approach to mastering economic migration -- the a better overall approach to max -- to mastering economic migration? been sayingu.k. has about the importance of differentiating refugees and economic migrants, we will continue to work not just in the g 20 on that, but on the united
nations work that started last year that will be coming, progressing towards the end of this year in terms of looking at the compact of migration and refugees around the world. we know u.s. intelligence services leaked sensitive u.k. intelligence in the hours following the attack on the ariana grande concert in manchester. have presidente trump and putin discussing, forming, and impenetrable cyber security unit so election hacking will be guarding at -- guarded and safe, according to president trump. can she guarantee that u.k. intelligence assets on cyber worker will not be contrary mise or share in -- compromised or shared another way? >> i can say to the honorable lady that we take the issue there he seriously. it is important that we are able to share intelligence with the
united states and other allies around the world. what matters is, we are able to do that on the basis of confidence, that the intelligence will be appropriately treated and i can assure her we take the whole issue of cyber security very seriously. we have set up the new national cyber security center, and we recognize and understand the threat that russia poses in that area. heard g 20 summit, we words from the president of the united states, and more this morning from the prime minister of australia, as to the opportunities for rapid and comer hands of trade deals between their countries and the u.k. does my right honorable friend agree that new trade deals with old friends and new that are the realizable outside customs union will add to the prosperity of a new global britain? >> my friend is absolutely right. we have been it -- very clear that we need to be able to
acclimate these trade deals with old friends and new allies alike, and that means not being part of a union that will prevent us from doing so. it is important that we negotiate trade agreements with the eu and around the world. >> can i press the prime minister on the issue of migration and displacement that affects 65 million people worldwide? she will know, since the first of january, 82,800 people have risked their lives trying to cross the mediterranean, and 2000 have died. the g 20 leaders run 84% of the economy of the world. apart from the 55 million she mentioned. what other resources are being catastrophic problem? >> the resources given to that issue are significant and varied. from the united kingdom's point of view, there is the work we have been doing throughout development aid budget, particularly in another can't --
a number of countries in africa. for to the compact with ethiopia earlier, which is providing jobs in ethiopia for refugees and others. we see it as important to ensure there are economic opportunities in the countries of origins of people don't need to feel the need to make the dangerous journey. as i announced at the last council meeting, we are giving extra funding to work with libya and indeed, with italy to ensure that there are humane conditions for people to be able to be returned to countries in africa, that we increase the ability of the libyan coast card to ensure they are properly intercepting boats that could pose a risk if they were to make it across the mediterranean. the united kingdom is involved in every aspect of this. the leader of the opposition
has spent his entire life opposing trade deals with countries around the world, such as mexico and india. the prime minister's success at sees us looking east and west that trade deals. as my friend agree that we should recognize and be proud of the global confidence in british services, goods, and the british economy? >> my honorable friend is absolutely right. i think the fact that a number of leaders, those i have mentioned, but others as well, expressed their interest in trade deals with the united kingdom as a vote of confidence in the british people. >> mr. speaker, i would be in australia know, and india, how much do she expected trade deal to be worth and how much extra immigration she intends to accept? >> the honorable lady may know
that there is a limit to what we can put in place while we are members of the au, but that does not mean we can't discuss what a future agreement might he. also, it doesn't mean we can't discuss how we can approve -- improved trade relations already. there are some areas where we can do that, and that is the discussion we are having. there seems to be consensus that when we leave the eu, a u.k.-u.s. free trade deal would be good and necessary. does she welcome the clear support of the american administration? the other did -- the other decision-makers are the american congress. following her visit to philadelphia, which she enable congressional relations office of our embassy in washington to help members of parliament make the case to our congressional colleagues for this three trade deal? is right about the
role congress will play. he has raised an interesting idea. i did have discussions with members of congress when i was with -- in philadelphia. international trade, we have been having discussions with members of congress. we will consider the proposal my honorable friend has put forward. he is right, we will be working with congress and the american administration on this. wants help ine building consensus for sensible policies. there is a majority in the house to stay. why doesn't she? said, the membership in tom, as we leave the eu, we lookleave euratom. we will for a similar relationship like
other countries who are not eu members have. we recognize the importance of this. that is why this was in the queen's speech. as my friend is now open to ideas from a man who tried to remove her from office, i wanted to be prepared to take an idea from a friend -- i wonder if she will be prepared to take answers -- take ideas from someone who wants her to stay in office. >> i want to hear what the honorable member has to say. >> how about this? we have warm words on helping italy on migration. as long as italy is forced to take all the refugees, others -- obviously, more will come. will my friend work with allies to establish safe havens in libya so people can be returned
safely to libya? that is a conservative idea. only ise to say, not that concept of being able to return people to libya a good one, it is when we are working on. we are working, and this is one of the issues we will be discussing with the italians and others in relation to the humanitarian aid we are making available. we have also made available, offered to the italians, some art and help -- support and help for people to come -- people to return to nigeria. we made arrangements to provide exactly that sort of area where people are able to stay. >> can i ask the prime minister about syria and the loss of civilian life am a specifically as it relates to u.s. operations raqqa? thesh in rules of engagement has changed.
has she raised this with the united states? >> as the honorable lady may recognize, we are regularly in discussion with the americans and others within the coalition is takingaction that place. i think the military action taking place in mosul to drive daesh out is important. as a united kingdom, we take the position we want to ensure that these actions deal with those who they are supposed to deal with, the terrorists, and do not affect civilians. add my welcome to the prime minister's statements, particularly with respect to assistance being given to italy to tackle migration? my friend may not be aware, but greece also has a huge burden to bear with the movement of migrants.
will my friend agree to consider whether the delegation that has been sent to italy might also be sent in due course to greece? >> as it happens, what we are doing is mirroring in italy something we have already offered to greece and has been taken up i greece. of course, in the situation of greece, there is a different situation at the moment because of that deal with turkey that you did, so we have seen a reduction in the number of migrants trying to reach greece. we have also seen people coming through those routes and trying .o go through libya into italy we will certainly ensure that we are giving us much support as we can to italy in this matter. >> in the prime minister's and does he hasn't for bilateral trade with the u.s., will she accept american insistence that we dilute food stamps and agree
to the establishment of investment protection mechanisms which override british courts? that gentleman is asking about arrangements in negotiations -- and negotiations that have yet to take place. we will be negotiating arrangements with the americans. >> many developing countries are key to trade with judy 20 countries -- keen to trade with g 20 countries. as my friend agree -- does my friend agree britain can be a leader in free trade while we are leaving the eu and striking our own trade deals? >> this is very important. we will have that ability once we are outside that you to strike trade deals with countries around the world. but i think it is underpinning what my friend has said in her question. the need for the united kingdom to promote free and fair trade around the world. as i said earlier in response to
another honorable friend, there areas toempt in some move towards protectionism. i think we should stand against that. we should show clearly that free trade brings prosperity and jobs and helps not just economies like ours, but helps some of the poorest countries in the world develop. given the special relationship the prime minister and joys president trump, can she explained why she failed to himrest him from preventing from pulling out of the paris climate agreement? will she condemn that decision and refrain rum rolling out the red carpet -- from rolling out the red carpet in the form of a state visit? kingdom made its view on the paris agreement clear to the united states. the united states makes its own decisions. this was a commitment president trump made during his campaign. i said to him on more than one occasion, i hope we can
encourage the united states to come back into the paris agreement. i think it is important. we will continue to try to get them back in. >> mr. speaker, given that the vast majority of members of parliament stood on an election platform explicitly backing brexit, including the leader of the opposition, is it time people stop using these negotiations to either -- for political and personal advantage and unite behind the prime minister and get on with delivering a deal that works for the whole of britain? >> my honorable friend is right. at the generals election were for parties that said they wanted to deliver on the brexit decision taken by the british people in the referendum last year. that is what the government has to do. i hope others will support us in doing it. sadnessremise to statement, women are children are being enslaved, forced into hard labor, raped, beaten, and
passed from abuser to abuse or abuser for profit. does the prime minister agree that the depravity of child prostitution in india, did she raise this with prime minister modi? >> i have. the question of modern slavery as we, as the united kingdom, once people around the world to address the issue. we are clear that we want to see this issue being dealt with. one of the reasons why we have put into legislation the requirement for companies here in the u.k. group will be manufacturing, who will be sourcing products from around the world, they need to look at their supply chains and they they find int what their supply chains and whether or not there is modern slavery taking place within the supply chains. >> does the prime minister agree that while we are leaving the european union, there are many matters on which we need to
cooperate, particularly across the channel with the migrant problem, dealing with international trade? how are we going to work with europe to tackle the evil of human trafficking and --perating to stop >> i agree with my friend. there is much on which we will be continuing to cooperate with countries within the eu. the relationship we have with france and belgium in particular, in relation to our ports and trafficking of people across the channel, is important, and we have been working increasingly with the french authorities and others, including the greek authorities, for example, in dealing with the issue of human trafficking and successfully ensuring that criminal gangs involved in this are not just identified, but are investigating -- investigated and prosecuted. >> will the premise to confirm whether she spoke to president ogan about -- erd
whether the cyprus talks in switzerland broke down? >> i did speak to him. i also spoke to the sector -- the secretary general of the united states -- the united nations about the reason why they broke down. ,t is a matter of not just those talks did not come to fruition. they were the closest we have come to finding a solution for the unification of cyprus, and it is, i think, a matter of that not being able to be achieved. the united nations works to achieve that. the united kingdom plays a strong role in trying to achieve that. sadly, it didn't happen. >> mr. speaker, a quarter of g 20 members are also members of the commonwealth. i welcome my right honorable preliminaryng about discussions with australia and india, but can she also let the
house know what discussions have been had with other commonwealth countries like new zealand? >> i am happy to let my honorable friend know we have also been discussing with new zealand. this is an issue i think we can progress with the number of other members of the commonwealth, not just new zealand but also canada. what concrete steps will the government take to get climate change back in the discussion with the u.s. administration? we raise this issue regularly with the u.s. administration. crucially, i think there was a clear message sitting around the table of the g 20, about the importance which we also -- which we all place on the paris agreement and the u.s. being a member of it. >> kettering is located at the beating heart of the nation. a strong economy and new international trade deals post-brexit are important for
those of us who live there. the prime minister has told the house that over the weekend, she met the leaders of america, china, japan, and india to talk about new trade deals. that sounds to me like a very good start, and a very good weekend's work. >> i think my honorable friend. can i also recognize the important role kettering plays in the economy of the country, and the benefit when we see these new trade deals come into play? i am sure his constituents and others across the country will benefit from them. >>, prime minister guarantee the brexit will not weaken the fight against terrorism? will we retain full membership of some european organizations? >> i have defended our membership of europe poll and olher arrangements -- europ and other arrangements. these will be matters of those
negotiations with the eu, but i am clear we want to continue to retain our cooperation on matters relating to crime and counterterrorism. some of those are outside those arrangements with other european countries. or they are arrangements outside the eu. we want to maintain that cooperation because it is important for countries within .he eu >> what conversations did the prime minister have about the crisis on the can in -- the korean peninsula? what is the uk's role in that? what about the restrictions on u.s. banks? forhad a restriction inadvertently trading with north korean businesses. >> i had a number of discussions about what is happening on the korean peninsula and the activities of the dprk, particularly including president china isesident xi.
the country that has the greatest leverage in relation to north korea, and i have urged as have others, to exercise that leverage. we want to see the dino lire station of rea -- the denuclearization of north korea. talks, cane minister she talk about discussions with other leaders with -- about the open skies agreement? there is considerable concern for the aviation industry and airports. time is short. washe open skies agreement referenced in the bilateral meeting with president trump. >> can i congratulate the present -- the prime minister and encourage her to keep the u.k. in the global vanguard on climate change by publishing a group plan quickly so those who
are reluctant can see the enormous value of a green economy? >> i think the uk's record is a good one. i think we can point already to the actions we have taken here in the u.k., but of course, we will be looking to do more on air quality in the future. we can also -- we can already show the action we have taken on the benefit us has had. there is no contradiction between decarbonization and a growing economy. >> a deal with the united states is better than no deal? >> we would be working to negotiate a good trade deal with the united states. >> the prime minister will recall that the recently -- it would have included prosecuting legitimate governments. would we get any trade deals that included such provisions in
the future? >> i recognize the concerns pages -- raised when tti happened. we will be negotiating trade deals with the best interest of the united kingdom. , thereall the progress remain hundreds of thousands of civilians in syria who remain under siege from the evil assad government. will she look again at the issue of getting aid with multilateral agreements into those besieged towns and cities." >> the honorable gentleman raised an important issue. we regularly discuss this with coalition partners. there have been attempts to ensure aid can get through to civilians who are besieged. they have not always, he said try again. we do regularly raise this as an issue. the best answer to this is to find a solution to the situation
in syria that leads to a stable syria that means civilians are no longer besieged. >> a summit of extraordinarily awkward moments that would rival an episode of "the addams family come come the most awkward was when the president's daughter took her seat. the prime minister, i wonder who it -- who will sit in her seat? the foreign secretary or the chancellor? x in relation to the fact that ivanka trump took president trump's seat, that was after a session we had in the morning were we could -- we had launched an announcement of a financing initiative which is an initiative that is being developed by ivanka trump and the world bank. i think it was reasonable.
>> it is welcomed at the prime minister raises the issue of the dumping of chinese fields with president xi. it is actions that matter. tell the house what specific actions are going to be taken to ensure china starts playing by the rules. >> the honorable gentleman will be aware of the action we have taken in the united kingdom to support the steel industry. we took the decision the global forum would be the basis of work internationally to look at excess capacity in steel, and it hasn't worked as well as people hope. it is exactly that we want to see with the ministerial meeting to look at access steel capacity later this year -- excess steel capacity later this year. >> will the prime minister confirmed the nhs will be excluded from any trade deal with the united states?
>> this was an issue raised in deal and a the ttip concern that it was about changing the nhs. we won't be changing the nhs. the deal would never impact the nhs in the way the opposition suggest. 20 countries have made the same sort of progress we have made in this country with relation to racist and discriminatory language. was that an issue she discussed with the g 20 liters -- he agree when that happens, organizations should take with action? >> i think it is beholden on us that we use appropriate language at all times. >> the president of german industry [indiscernible] has the prime minister [indiscernible]
u.k. leaving the single market? to thank theke honorable gentleman. what is clear is that we want to negotiate a comprehensive freak -- free trade agreement with the european union, which gives us access to the single market. anybody who is looking at the impact, the economic impact that takes place at leaving the single market, should recognize that the single market that is most important to nations within the united kingdom is the united kingdom. >> given her personal commitment , andding modern slavery asking other countries to follow our lead, why does she think it takes the home office more than two years to investigate the case of a woman in my constituency who is the victim of rape, slavery, and trafficking?
what example is she setting for the g 20? >> i am not aware of that individual case. he talks about investigation. that is a matter for the home office and the police. >> rachel. >> following the questions by my right honorable friend, the prime minister says our membership of your random -- euratom is linked with our membership of the eu, but we have been members of euratom longer than we have been with the eu. what arrangement is so important in the thermonuclear sector and access to the best radiotherapy treatments? >> the treaty makes a trip -- makes it clear there is a link between the membership of the european union and membership of atom. we all agree we want
to ensure we can maintain the agreements and the relationship but exists under euratom they will be under different bases. we want to maintain those relationships. there is no argument about that. >> i think the prime minister for her statement and her efforts to reform the world trade organization rules in order for them to keep up with the digital sector, crucial sectors to the british economy. a she agree that any reform to the rules will take longer than the time we have left before the u.k. crashes out of the eu without a trade deal in the -- in 2019? >> one comment i made is that we need to speed up the way in which the wto looks at these issues. looking at trade rules around the digital economy, they want to be starting from scratch. we need to ensure that we get on with it and get those rules set. >> mr. speaker, i welcome the
prime minister's indication she wants to coax the united states beckoned to coax the united states back into the paris agreement. will she consider strengthening this by suggesting to president trump there will be no negotiations on free trade until they come back into the deal? >> what we want to do is ensure we do get a good trade deal with the united states, because that will be to the -- to the benefit of the people in the united kingdom, with prosperity, jobs.ic growth, and we will continue to press on the climate change agreement, as well. have beeni encouraging president trump, as are others, to find a way back into the paris agreement. i think that is important. we will continue to do our best in terms of the application of the paris agreement. someone wanted to raise a point of order? i was going to say, if you wanted to do so, if it pertained
to the previous statement, it could be raised now. cia director mike pompeo speaks tomorrow at a dinner hosted by the intelligence and national security alliance. he is expected to outline his vision for the cia and give his assessment about national security reps facing the u.s. also, the value of --lic-pregnant public-private partnerships. later this week, the next person to head the fbi has his confirmation hearing on capitol hill. christopher wray is a lawyer who work with the george w. bush administration, has -- as an assistant attorney general. he will face questions from the senate judiciary committee on wednesday. that is live at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span three. you can watch both events on www.c-span.org or listen to it on the free radio app.
>> sunday on q&a. >> in an absolute monarchy, speaking about the distribution of wealth, about the corruption, can put you in jail. it can get you into so much trouble. >> a saudi arabian women's rights activist talks about her time in prison after challenging the saudi government's ban on women drivers in her book "daring to drive." -- to drive." >> we wanted to change this with this movement. the movement is going on. it never stops. we are still campaigning for the right to drive. the right to drive is not an act of civil disobedience, but we show that we are able, we are capable of driving and being in the drivers seat and following our own destiny.
>> sunday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span's "q&a." "the hill," to senate republicans are working on a new draft of their health care law replacement bill and hope to -- unveil the legislation by the end of the week. republican leaders sent multiple proposals to the congressional audit office for scoring, including one from texas senator ted cruz, which would allow insurance companies to sell any kind of health plan as long as they also offer at least one that meets the requirement set by the existing health care law. senate republicans are reportedly being briefed on the potential changes tuesday, when they meet behind closed doors. as it stands, republicans can only afford to lose two votes in the senate or by -- for vice to serve as the tiebreaker. we took a closer look at the health care debate a