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g-20 summit in germany, british prime minister theresa may addressed the house of commons about her visit with the world leaders. the prime minister reaffirmed the u.k.'s commitment to the paris climate agreement and 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. r on. >> 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. by working together in these ways, we can defeat this terrorist threat and ensure that our way of life will always prevail. turning to 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 f the country. it means fair terms of trade for the poorest countries, which is why we will protect their trade preferences as we leave the e.u. and in time explore options to improve their trade access. it means strengthening the international rules that make trade fair between countries. at this summit, i argue we must reform the international trainings, especially the world trade organization, given its central role, so it keeps pace in developments with key sectors like digital and
services, and so it is better able to dissolve disputes. mr. speaker, some countries are not playing by the rules. they are not behaving responsibly, and are creating risks. nowhere is this more clear than in relation to the dumping of of steel on global markets. the urgent need to react was recognized last year at the g 20, but not enough has been done since. if we are to avoid unilateral action, we need 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. the u.k. will 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,
comprehensive, bold, bold greement 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 with other world leaders, all of whom made clear that strong desire to forge ambitious, new bilateral trade relationships with the u.k. after brexit. this includes america, japan, china, and india. and this morning, i welcomed australian prime minister turnbull to downing street, where he reiterated his desire for a bold, new 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. on climate change, the u.k. reaffirmed our commitment to the paris agreement, which is
vital if we are to take responsibility to the world we pass on to our children and grandchildren. mr. speaker, there is not a choice between decarbonization and economic growth. as the u.k.'s own experience shows. we reduced our emissions by 40e% over the last 16 years, but grown our g.d.p. will i 2/3. i and my counterpart are >> i spoke personally to president trump to encourage him to rejoin the paris agreement and i continue to hope that is exactly what he will do. i'm international development, we reaffirm our commitment to spend 9.7% and we set out plans for new long-term approach to on a. africa's reliance this includes on aspirations for trade and growth, creating millions of new jobs, and harnessing the power of market
for new investment as we welcome a compact with africa. i express the continued support for the challenge facing italy u.k. willed that travel to italy to see how we can help further. mr. speaker, this is further evidence that while we are leaving the european union as a global britain, we will continue to work with our european partners. the g-20 also agreed to use the upcoming negotiations on the global compact to seek a comprehensive approach that the u.n. has been arguing for. this includes improving the way we distinguish between refugees and economic migrants, and developing overall approach to managing economic migration. it also includes providing humanitarian aid to refugees.
at this summit, the u.k. committed 50 million pounds to support government of tanzania in managing its refugee and migrant population for further integration of naturalized refugees. slavery, it isrn hard to comprehend that in ofay's world innocent and honorable men, women, and children are being in slaved in force into hard labor, raped, beaten, and passed from a beazer to abuser for profit. week cannot and will not ignore this barbaric trade. it is simply horrifying. that is why i put this issue on the g-20 on the agenda year ago. at the summit, i pushed for a coordinated approach to complex is the supply chains which cease demand for child labor. mr. speaker, our modern slavery act requires company to examine their businesses
including supply change and publish their results. partnerson meiji, 20 -- i called on my g-20 partners to help contribute to this health and safety of global supply chains. to get betterreed job opportunities for women. two and the discrimination and violence at restrict opportunities both at home and abroad. as part of this, the u.k. is contribute to the women do -- women's initiative which will provide more than $1 billion to support women in developing countries. right, not just morally it is economically essential. the u.k. will continue to play a leading role in driving forward women's economic empowerment across the world. speaker, we did not agree on everything in the summer, in particular on climate change and one we have such disagreements,
it is important we come together to try and resolve them. willf global britain, we continue to work at bridging anderences between nations forging global responses for the fundamental prosperity and security to that of our allies around the world. that is what we did at this summer -- summit. i commend the statements to the house. you, mr. speaker. i think the prime minister for a copy of the statement. there was barely a mention of international policy in the manifesto. governmentthat the is apparently now asking other parties for their policy ideas. if the prime minister would like it, i am happy to furnish her with a copy of the election manifesto.
mr. speaker, the government is rather esteemed and added pivotal moment in our country and the world amid uncertainty over northnuclear korea, refugees continue to flee war and destruction, ongoing theemics, and equality, and impact of climate change are the core global challenges of our times. just when we need strong government, we have weakness from this government. president attempts to pull the plug on the paris climate change deal. ,nly, mr. speaker, a belated informal mention and brief meeting with him. no willing to sign a joint letter from european leaders at the time he made the announcement. the uk's trade deficit is growing at a time when we are negotiating our exit from the european union. the u.k. ask saudi war in your
mean -- yemen continues to kill thousands with 300,000 cases of cholera. this is a man-made catastrophe. worse, mr. speaker, the government into used to sell arms to saudi arabia, where the most little regimes that finances terrorism and preaching humanitarian law. the court may have ruled the government acted legally. it certainly is not lacking ethically. speaker, we on the sidewalk of the 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? was she work with them to expand the cease-fire to the rest of that country? 's attempt toident pull out of the paris deal is dangerous. the commitments made in paris
are a vital move to stop the world reaching the point of no return on climate change. other g-20 leaders were unequivocal with the u.s. president. minister, who do not raise the issue in a bilateral meeting, but later raised it informally. i don't know what that means, but maybe the prime minister can tell us what the nature of that meeting was. neglect of duty to our people and perhaps equally importantly, to our planet as well. we need a leader prepared to speak out and talk of values and international corporation, of human rights, social justice, and law. condemnis, will she attempts to undermine global operation 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? what proposals does she have and what discussions it she have on britain's membership of brexit? tol she hold arms sales saudi arabia as germany has done and back their call to end the bombing in yemen? we heard the prime minister talk about save spaces. why is her government on foreign funding and radicalization in the u.k.? when will this report be released? what new regulations is the u.k. bringing forward for u.k. companies and banks as part of the new global accord on terrorists finances? britainker, keeping global is one of our country's most urgent tasks.
the truth is, this country needs a new approach to foreign policy and global cooperation. the government simply cannot deliver. responding to the gore levels of inequality with countries and between them is important to security and sustainability of our world. in a joint report published in not thehe world bank imf, the world trade organization recognize what they referred to as the long-lasting displacement as well as large earnings losses of workers and the negative experience of globalization has informed the public's rejection of the established political border. the prime minister talks of the dumping of steel on global markets, but why they failed to take action when other european nations did at a time when our steel industry is suffering? this is the architect of failed
policies. ais will turn written into low rate, deregulated country. a narrow and hopeless vision of the potential of this country which would only serve a few. industry, andruin hit people's living standards. 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 oner terms of this agreement environmental protection, workers rights, consumer rights, water safety, any of those issues that so concerned so many people? prime ministere lost or band-aid of hope and now she is losing britain. >> thank you, mr. speaker. on the issuer may:
of terrorist financing, it is the united kingdom that is developing approaches in the u.k. and working in the financial sector and taking an international and raises it at the g 20. we're going to take this forward together. have a important that we separate communique on counterterrorism which specifically identified issues like working with the financial sectors. this is what the u.k. has let on. it was the uk's proposal and it was in the communique of the g-20. he talks about global tax avoidance. it is the u.k. that has led on that. global tax avoidance is only on the agenda of these international meetings because my right hand put it there. in -- the u.k. has been leading on that.
he talked about trade deals. he talks about trade deals. i am very happy to tell him that i will be working with the americans on trade deals. we are to have a working group with the australians. we have a working group here as well. we are out there. he says what great needs is somebody standing up and speaking about these things. what we need is doing these things, and that is exactly what we are doing. change,ssue of climate this country has a proud record on climate change. we secured the first truly globally legally binding contract and the paris agreement. where the third best country for tackling climate change. we were at the leading edge in terms of putting our own inflation in relation to emissions here in this country will continue to lead on this issue. he refers to the question of the bombing of saudi arabia. the defense secretary
will be making a statement on this afternoon, but it shows we do in this country operate one of the most robust export control regimes in the world. finally, he started off by talking of the issue of the government's agenda. this government has an ambitious agenda to change this country. there are many issues -- >> you are overly excitable with us now calm yourself. [laughter] >> it is a repeated refrain of mine, with good reason. prime minister may: there are many issues on which i would hope that we would be able to achieve consensus across this house, issues like ensuring security agencies have the power they need to be able to deal with the terrorist threats that we face.
to thelike responding report which i initiated and assure the new economy as we see the world changing that workers have their rights protected. , and we i also hope talked about women's empowerment at this g-20 summit. when of the issues i have been concerned about recently is the fact that many female candidates during general election found themselves bullied and harried and in receipt of such bullying. , as it has been referred thathat i would've hoped every leader of the political party in this house would stand up and condemn such actions. >> i congratulate the prime minister on the minutes
successes on a productive summit, particularly on the trade front which we confirm ministers are working not just on trade deals. moment, have one at the but also are making sure we transferred the eu ones to the u.k. as well as the rest of the eu. prime minister may: i am happy to give that confirmation. there are three areas we are working on trade. obviously looking ahead to trade agreements we can have with countries that we don't currently have them with as a member of the european union. the second is ensuring where eu that trade with the we are able to roll them forward. we're working with india and australia to see what changes we can make before we leave the european union to improve the trade relationship. >> that you, mr. speaker. summit on a global
stage has desperately tried to change the alliance and form with the u.s.. who knows what trade with america would mean for quality and workers rights. you talk about the u.s. trade and the justice secretary who hours after the summit ended said it would be enough. must now comester to her senses. the united kingdom living would be ludicrous. partners are moving on with opec. is having trade deals with japan while the u.k. falls on itself. showsamber of congress 61% of scottish businesses feel the u.k. should remain a single market.
scandalous that the otherminister favors colleagues. mr. speaker, i welcome the progress made at the g-20 summit. agree with a work of the german chancellor on global issues. the communique is clear that we must double down efforts in the paris agreement, calling it irreversible. i asked the prime minister about the paris agreement and the u.k.. g-20 africa including the initiative and creating 1.1 jobs by 2022. u.k.n confirm whether the will continue after exiting the eu. is speaker, the agreement
universally welcomed in this house. the conclusions to take immediate and effective measures to eliminate child labor by 2025 about forced labor, human trafficking, and all forms of modern slavery are promising steps indeed. however, the prime minister went opening coreth the message for her chu wanted the g-20 to tackle terrorism. in particular, she wanted them to tackle terrorist financing. reports byinister had the untested to as the g 20 for more. >> the honorable jonathan wasn't
making a personal accusation against the prime minister. order, order. i know what i am doing here. i cannot believe he would iswingly do that because it disorderly and he are to be aware of that. if he is not aware of that, this time he was. he are to spring to his feet and clarify. >> i am happy to clarify. >> there was an element of an accusation. >> i will withdraw the allegation against the prime minister. >> prime minister. prime minister may: gentleman raised a number of issues. on the question of trade dealers, as i said in the trade deal earlier, we do have discussions with a number of countries, yes, the united states, but also japan, india, and another of other countries that 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 at the g-20 and the united kingdom is playing its role. principles we have been using in our systems and giving development aid to these countries in africa already and we have a compaq with ethiopia which the united kingdom has put forward, which will create 100,000 jobs, including among those jobs jobs for refugees. by what weave shown are doing a commitment to these issues already. he talked about the issue of terrorist financing. what we discussed is that we are looking across the board all aspects of terrorist financing. that means as we look at the change and nature of terrorism that we don't just look at large-scale financing, we also
look at the small funding. they are harder to trace and harder to identify but we can potentially undermined attacks that take place. that is where the communique clearly what a focus and that is a new initiative that has been taken. he talks about global slavery. i think it is important to eradicate modern slavery. it is in the g 20 agenda because i put it there. modern slavery is an issue that this government takes very seriously. the first piece of legislation was introduced by us. i have to say his portrayal of the uk's position at the g-20 was simply wrong. he wasn't there and i was. >> order. be an imperative for great brevity to be
spectacularly simplified now. >> we didn't actually have a question [laughter] order. i didn't imagine it. the lady was standing. if she ceased to do so, i wasn't aware of that fact. with the modern slavery act, she identified we have let -- led the world on this sort of legislation and many of us are hugely proud of the work she did when she was secretary. she is finding across the world there is now a time for other countries to follow where she
led. that isnister may: indeed the case and we are seeing a much greater awareness of this issue around the world and we are seeing a much greater willingness for governments to look at this issue. first of all, i think government humanking at the trafficking aspect of this and as we know in the u.k., it is important to look at what happened in one's own country. that is exactly what we are doing. >> i am certain the honorable gentleman will be as brief as he can be. the discussions about security, the prime minister will no doubt be aware of the growing concern about her proposal to withdraw the u.k. from the treaty despite the can burns -- concerns there are of nuclear materials and policies.g prime minister may: i'm the
honorable gentleman will be strictly membership is linked to the membership of the european union. we have signaled in the speech and reference a future bill to this issue and we are wanting to ensure we can maintain those issues and cooperation which enables the exchange of scientists, materials. there are countries around the world which are not members of the european union and we need to put that in place. i look forward to his support for that bill. speaker.you mr. does my friend agree with me that free trade will be part of the great exit dividend that will vie cheaper food, clothing, and footwear to the greatest benefits of the poorest in our society? ,rime minister may: i agree honorable friend. it is free trade that enables us to and grow to -- to grow
economies. we want to negotiate around though world. we also need to defend the concept of free trade because it is under too much attack from around the world. mr. speaker, when journalists in putin'surdered russia, does the prime minister share my anger at the chilling sight of presidents trump and pollutant joking about the inconvenience of a free press? will she committed to raising the importance of the independence of the media to both leaders when she meets the next? prime minister may: we defend a free press. we want to defend free press around the world. i can assure the honorable lady that we do regularly raise this issue with the russian president and at all levels in russian authority.
thank you, mr. speaker. can i also a tribute to my honorable friend for the extraordinary work she has done in the past on the issue of human trafficking and slavery? i commend her for raising this at the g-20. unfortunately, the opportunity for more of this rather than less of this are not there. what can we do between the g-20 barecause we have set the and raced others to it? prime minister may: we are taking action across a number of areas. the specific area we focused on -- at20 was the is this act against we can slavery is to law enforcement agencies here in the u.k. with others around the world. that is exactly what we are encouraging and what is happening. ago the financial
secretary told the house that the government supported a deal on a country by country reporting. we'll need to look carefully at the issue again. can i asked the prime minister to confirm what discussion she had with g-20 members to make sure weekend tackle corporate taxes country by country. prime minister may: this is an issue we regularly raise. it is fair to say we are disappointed at the lack of progress that has been made in this area. we will continue to press on this issue. if we are going to get that agreement, others have to agree to this concept. 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 benches opposites. [laughter] theiven the leader of opposition on the security act, does she present a very long spoon? [laughter] say toinister may: i can my honorable friend that i have in the past as home secretary welcomed the cooperation which i the leader of the opposition, but others on his benches, to ensure we have appropriate powers to deal with the terrorist threat that we face. to this house coming forward and supporting those kind of terrorism measures. includes20 communicate global education. the u.k. has a proud record on
global health. will she join with argentina to get investment in global education the priority it deserves? , ime minister may: indeed would say it is not just looking ahead to the g-20 agenda for the next meeting, it is also about what the united kingdom has been doing through international development budget. around -- girls are now being educated because of houses we put in place. that is very important. >> thank you, mr. speaker. leaving the european union, we are not leaving europe. will we continue to work with european trade and allies in developing a better overall approach to matching economic migration? honorablester may: my friend is absolutely right. this is an issue that the u.k. otheren leading on and
countries recognizing what the u.k. has been saying about the importance of differentiating refugees and economic migrants. we will continue to work not just in the g-20, but in the united nations that will be progressing towards the end of this year in terms of looking at the compact migration of refugees around the world. >> mr. speaker, we know u.s. intelligence services late sensitive u.k. intelligence and the hours following the attack on the ariana grande concert in manchester. this weekend, we had president trump and putin discussing forming an impenetrable security unit so election hacks in -- guarding.ll be can she guarantee that u.k. intelligence assets on cyber warfare will not be compromised or shared in any way as long as there is a risk of this sort of
bizarre and dangerous alliance with the russians? we take theer may: issue of intelligence sharing very seriously. it is important to that we are able to share intelligence with the united states and with other allies around the world. what matters is if we are able to do that on the basis of cenfidence that the intelligen will be treated appropriately. i take cyber security extremely important. heardthe g-20 summit we positive words from the president of the united states and more from the prime minister of australia as to the opportunity for trade deals between their countries and the u.k.. does my honorable friend agree with me that new trade deals with old friends and new that are only realizable outside the customs union will add to the
posterity of a new global britain? prime minister may: my friend is absolutely right. i made very clear we want to undertake and sign up to and activate new trade deals with old friends and new allies alike . that means not being in a part of the customs union that would do so. it is important we can have trade agreements with eu and trade goods around the rest of the world. >> can i press the prime minister on the issue of migration affects 65 million people worldwide. -- worldwide? people of risk their lives trying to cross the mediterranean and 2000 have died. the g-20 leaders run 84% of the economy of the world. resources have been given to deal with this catastrophic problem? prime minister may: the result that has been given to that
issue are significant and varied. from the united kingdom's own point of view, there is work we have been doing through our development aid budget particularly in a number of countries in africa that i referred to earlier to the compact we have with ethiopia which is dividing jobs in ethiopia for refugees and others because we feel it's important to ensure our economic opportunities in the countries of origin for my grayson's of people don't feel the need to origin sodangerous -- people don't feel the need to make this dangerous trip. conditions wene are trying to get for people to be able to be returned to countries in africa and we have increased the ability of the libyan coast guard to ensure they are properly intercepting those bolts which could pose a risk to people in terms of their
life if they were to make it across the mediterranean. the united kingdom is involved in every aspect of this. >> thank you, mr. speaker. opposition hashe spent his entire life of opposing trade deals with countries around the world such as mexico and india. the prime ministers success at g-20 means we can look both east and west, securing trade deals, and as -- does my honorable friend agree with me that we can recognize and be proud of the global popular -- populace of the british economy? prime minister may: my honorable friend is absolutely right. i think the fact that a number of leaders, those that i have mentioned but others as well have expressed their interest in trade deals with the united kingdom and that is a vote of confidence in the british people. mr. speaker, i would be interested to know when the prime minister expects to sign a trade deal with australia and
india and how much she expects them to be worth. prime minister may: the honorable lady may know that there is a limit to what we can put in place while we are still a member of the european union. that doesn't mean we can't discuss what future trade might be and it doesn't also mean that we can't talk about how we can improve trade already. there are areas we can do that and those other discussions we are having. there seems to be consensus that only leave the european union a u.k.-u.s. free trade deal would be a good and necessary thing. does she welcome the clear support of the american administration for this at the g-20, but the other important people are the american congress. following her visit with the republican caucus, which she
enable members of parliament to make a case to our congressional -- freees for the tree trade deal? my friend isr may: right about the role congress will play. i indeed have -- had discussions with members of commerce in philadelphia. -- i have been having trade discussions with the americans. right.bsolutely we will be working with congress and with the american administration on this. >> she says she won't help in building consensus for sensible policies. to stay inmajority the european agency. why doesn't she? prime minister may: as i membership ishe linked with the membership of
the european union. as we leave the european union, we will be looking to put in place is a similar relationship just as other countries around the world of the eu have access to the movement of scientists and materials. the importance of this. that is why a bill was in the queens speech. >> sir edward lee. >> as my honorable friend is open to ideas from and who try , i woulder from office like to have her stay in office. >> i want to hear what the honorable member has to say. >> how about this idea, we talk more words on helping is --
italy to take refugees. obviously more and more will come. will my friend work with our allies to try and establish safe havens in libya so that people can be returned safely to libya? prime minister may: i have to say to my humble friend, not is the concepting able to return people to libya a good one, but it is one we are already working on and we are working with italians and others in relation to the humanitarian aids we are available to we have also made available offers to the italians to support and help return to nigeria because a significant number of those that are reaching italy come from nigeria. eight in place in that area. >> i want as the prime minister
about syria and the loss of civilian life, specifically as .t relates to u.s. operations it does appear that the rules of engagement have changed. has she raised this with the united states of america or have any prime minister's? ministers? prime minister may: we are regularly in discussions with everyone about the actions of taken place. the drive drive isaiah mosul is important. -- drive isis out of muscle is important. -- drive isise out of mosul is important. we will take the actions that need to happen. their respect to the additional assistance being given to italy to tackle
knowsion, the chairman greece also has a movement of migrants. when they agreed to consider whether the delegation has been sent to italy might also be sent in due course to greece? prime minister may: what we are doing is mirroring in italy something we have already offered to greece and has been taken up by greece. in the situation in greece, there is a different situation because of the deal with turkey that the european union did. we have seen a significant reduction in a number of migrants trying to reach greece. we have also seen people coming through and trying to go through it libya into italy. we will certainly ensure that we are giving as much support as we can to italy in this matter. the bilateral trade agreement
with united states, will she accept american insistence that we dilute standards and agreed to reestablishment to override british courts? prime minister may: the honorable gentleman is asking about arrangements and negotiations that have yet to take place. started discussing with americans and we will discuss trade arrangements with them. country'sveloping want to be free from terrorism and beyond level playing. -- playing field. are we taking our own tariffs on trade and starting our own trade? prime minister may: we will have that ability once we are outside the european union to strike the trade deals with countries around the world.
what my honorable friend has said in her question is also the need for united kingdom to stand up and promote free and fair trade around the world. as i said earlier in response to another girlfriend, the risk -- another honorable friend, i think we should stand against that. it is free-trade trade that brings prosperity and jobs and helps some of the poorest countries in the world to develop. speaker.you, mr. given the special relationship the prime minister enjoys with president trump, can she expand my she has failed to prevent him from pulling out of the paris crime it -- climate agreement and will she amend that deal and refrain from rolling out the red carpet in the form of the state's visit to him? prime minister may: i any united kingdom made its view on the paris agreement very clear to
the united states. the united states to makes its own decisions. i have said to him on more than one occasion and have encouraged the united states to come back into the paris agreement. i think that is important and we will continue to work to try and get them back in. mr. speaker, given that the vast majority in parliament stood and on election platform explicitly backing brags it, including the leader of the opposition, isn't it time we stop using these negotiations for personal advantage and unite kind the prime minister? my honorableer may: friend is right. 80% of the votes of the general 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 across this house will support us in doing it. a the prime minister said in statement that women and children are being enslaved, forced into hard labor, raped, eaten, and passed from abuse and to abuser. does the prime minister agreed that the child prostitution in india and did she raised this issue with the prime minister? prime minister may: this is an issue i have raised previously with prime minister modi of modern slavery, as the united kingdom wants around the world people to address this particular issue. we are very clear that we want to see this issue being dealt with. one of the reasons why we have put into legislation requirements for companies here and the u.k. that will be manufacturing and sorting products from around the world that they need to look at their supply chains and they need to make sure they report on what they find in their supply chains and whether or not there is a
modern slavery taking place within those supply chains. >> does the prime minister agreed that meeting the european union, there are matters which we need to cooperate across the english channel and the migrant problem and having managed international trade and to work with her to tackle the evil of people trafficking. protecting the european continent. prime minister may: there is much we will continue to want to cooperate with countries within the european union. we have withhip belgium and the ports and the trafficking of people across the channel is very important to us. we have been working increasingly with the french authorities and with others in dealing with this issue of human trafficking and to successfully ensuring the criminal gangs involved in this are not just identified, but are investigated
or prosecuted. will the prime minister aboutm whether she spoke the cyprus talks and about the solution must week? prime minister may: i did speak about this and spoke to the united nations also about the cyprus talks about the reason why they broke down. it is a matter of great disappointment and sadness at the talks did not come to fruition. they were the closest we have come to finding a solution for unification of cyprus. it is a matter of sadness that was not able to be achieved. to united nations works achieve that. the united kingdom plays a strong all in trying to achieve that. sadly, it did not happen. >> mr. speaker, a quarter of
g-20 members are also members of the commonwealth and i welcome my humble friend talking about preliminary discussions with australia and india. can she also let the house know what discussions are being had with other commonwealth countries, especially new zealand? prime minister may: i am happy to let my honorable friend know that we have been discussing with new zealand. this is an issue you can progress with a number of other members of the commonwealth and also canada. speaker, what concrete steps will the government take to get climate change back with the u.s. administration? prime minister may: we raise this with the u.s. and menstruation regularly. there was a clear message from torybody at the g-20 summit the americans that we are very involved in this is very important.
in the heart of the nation, new international trade deals pose threats and it is important for us. the prime minister told the house over the weekend she met with leaders of a america, china, japan, and india to talk about new trade deals. that sounds to me like a very good start in a very good weekend's work. [laughter] prime minister may: i think honorable friends. it is important the government take a role in this. comethe new trade deals into place we will benefit. can we guarantee that brexit one not weaken the fight against terrorism? will retain full member sit -- membership? prime minister may: the honorable lady will know that i
and defended our membership other arrangements that we have. wearing formal negotiations with the european union and these will be matters of negotiations. diane am clear we want to continue to retain cooperation on matters relating to crime -- i am clear we want to continue to remain cooperation with these matters of crime. we want to maintain cooperation because it important for countries in the eu. >> what conversations to the prime minister have on the growing crisis in the korean peninsula. what does she see the uk's role in that crisis? prime minister may: i am happy to tell my honorable friend that i had a number of discussions with other leaders on the issue of what is happening on the korean peninsula and the
activities. particularly including the president. i think china's role here is a crucial role. they are the country that has the greatest leverage in relation to north korea, and i've heard the president as others have done to exercise that leverage. we want to cvd nuclearization of north korea. thee want to see denuclearization of north korea. >> could you tell us what discussions she had with other leaders about the agreement we the union.a and plans ahead 12 to 18 months. time is very short. prime minister may: the agreement was referenced in the competition had with president trump. for the prime minister on her comments condemning president
cama --to abandon paris paris,, can we see the enormous value of the economy? prime minister may: i think the uk's record on this is a good one. we can point already to the actions we have taken care in the u.k., but we will be looking future.re in the we can already show the action we have taken any benefit it has had that there is no contradiction between decompensation and a growing economy. asian -- dee colonization. >> prime minister will record that the recently deceased would
globalization and government. what you get any trade deal which include such provisions in the future? prime minister may: i recognize the concern that was raised when the arrangements were being discussed and negotiated. i can assure the honorable gentleman as we look to negotiate a trade deal with the united states, we are looking to go shaded a trade that is in the best interest of the united kingdom. progress ofhe for all the hundreds of thousands of civilians in syria who remain under siege from the evil government, will she look again at the issue of getting aid with multilateral agreement into those towns and cities? >> the honorable gentlemen his raise an important issue which we regularly discuss with our coalition partners about the polyp is -- possibility of getting aid. there have been attempts to
assure aid to those civilians. i have to say we do regularly raise this as an issue. the best answer to this is to find a solution to the situation citizens are no longer being besieged. >> it is an extraordinary awkward moment and perhaps the most bizarre moment was when seat was taken's by his daughter. prime minister didn't seem to bat an eye because she was expecting someone to take her seat soon. i wonder who she expects that to be. prime minister may: i had to say in relation to the fact that ivanka trump took the seat at that is about a session we had in the morning where we had launched financing
initiatives which is an initiative that is being developed by yvonne: trump and the world bank. i think it was reasonable. it is welcome that the prime minister raised the issue of the chinese and his actions. can the prime minister tell the house what specific actions are going to be taking to ensure that china starts playing by the rules? prime minister may: the honorable gentleman will be aware of the measures we are taken to protect the steel industry. the global form would be a basis which work would be done internationally. it is not work as well as we had hoped when it was set up. it was set up under the chinese presidency and it does that we want to see with the meeting to look at the steel capacity later
this year. will the prime minister confirmed that the nhs will be excluded from any trade deal with the united states? prime minister may: i'm conscious this was an issue that was raised in relation and the concern that people have that somehow that was about changing the nhs. we are not going to be changing the national health service. theal would never impact national health service in the way your position suggested. g-20 countries have made the same progress we have made in this country to raise discriminatory language. with that issue she discussed with the leaders, does she agree that organizations should take decisive and swift action? prime minister may: at say to the honorable gentleman that is -- it is important is a probate
language at all times. it would be externally president's form on brexit. what hasister may: been made clear is we want to negotiate a free trade agreement with the european union which gives us access to a single market. anybody who is looking at the of leading's ago markets should recognize that the single market that is most important to nations within the united kingdom. given the commitment to ending modern slavery and for desire for other countries to follow the uk's lead, why did -- twong it will take to
investigate. what kind of example issues setting for the g-20 there? prime minister may: i'm not aware of the individual case he raises. he talks about investigation of the case of rape. that is a member for a home office and the police. thank you, mr. speaker. following the presidents -- president's, the prime minister says membership is an explicitly linked with the european union. yet she have been members for that them have been longer than the european union. how can that be the case? will the government rethink our arrangement that is so important ?
the fact iser may: the treaty makes it clear there is a link between that membership in the european union. across this house, we all agreed that we want to ensure we can still maintain the arrangements and relationships that currently exist. they will be on a different bases in the future. we want to maintain those relationships. there is no argument about that. i think the prime minister for her efforts to reform the world trade organization rules in order for them to keep up to the britishs economy. does she agree with me that any reform to the wj were will take longer than the time we have left before the u.k. exits the trade deal? prime minister may: one of the points of the comments i was making was we need to speed up the way in which the world trade organization looks at these issues. looking at trade world -- rules
is not something else start from scratch. we need to ensure we get on with it and get the rules set. ther. speaker, i welcome prime minister's indication that she wants to coax the united states into the paris agreement. well she consider strengthening the negotiating by suggesting there be no free trade negotiations until they come back to the deal? what we wantr may: to do is to ensure that we do get a good trade deal with united states because that would be to the benefit of the people in the united kingdom with prosperity, growth, and jobs. we will continue to press on the climate change agreement as well. as i say, i have encouraged president trump, as have others, to find a way back into the paris agreement. i think that is important. meanwhile, we will continue to do our best in terms of the
application of the pairs agreement. what the gentleman wanted to -- e >> if you wanted to do so, we ask a statement and he could raise and now if you wanted to do so, but he doesn't wish to do so. thank you. >> here on c-span, "washington journal is next with your phone calls and a look at today's headlines. we join in progress the confirmation hearing for navy secretary confirmation. at 2:00.ve begins several beers including one that would strengthen anti-dissemination models. >> coming up on today's washington journal, a look ahead for congress and the white house. by sahil kapured
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