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saturday at 2:00 p.m. eastern on oral histories. with an interview of a world war ii navajo code talker. sunday at 4:00 p.m. eastern on real america. looking back at nato's tenth anniversary and at 9:00 p.m. rocket girls, the women of nasa's jet propullings laboratory, this weekend on american history tv on cspan3. by a one vote majority members of the british house of commons voted to force prime minister theresa may to the ask for another extension in the brexit process in order to achd a no-deal scenario. in comes as talks continue between conservatives and labor mps aimed at breaking the brexit deadlock. prime minister may took questions on brexit at the house of commons yesterday. order. questions to the prime minister. mr. jim cunningham.
>> question number one, spl speaker. >> the prime minister. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, april marks 507 years since the launch of our longest sustained military operation, operation relentlessness, the beginning of our continuous at-sea deterrence. i'm sure all members from all sides of the house will want to join me in paying tribute to all the generations of royal navy submariners, their families. their families who sacrificed so much. and all those involved in protecting our nation. mr. speaker, tomorrow marks 70 years since the founding of nato. let me assure the house that under this government the united kingdom will continue to play a leading role in nato as it continues its mission of keeping nearly 1 billion people safe. mr. speaker, this morning i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others in addition to my duties in this
housish have further such meetings later today. >> speaker cunningham. >> thank you very much. can i i assure the prime minister i'm not raising brexit that will be raised later i'm also going to raise another very important issue. doctors in my constituency at the university hospital have raised the issue regarding the nhs pension scheme tarered annual alliance for doctors and consultants. the consequences are doctors retiring early, toning down additional shifts. fear of paying high tax bills to the government's annual alliance taper resulting in longer waiting times for patients, shortage of doctors and consultants. once woens you raise this with the chancellor as soon as possible and inform me regarding her answer. >> prime minister. >> i'm aware of the issue that he has raised. in fact the chancellor of the treasury in discussion with the
department of social care on the issue. he will have noticed the chancellor is on the bench has heard the point he raised i'll make sure what comes out of the discussions is -- is -- that we have confirmed that to the honorable gentleman. >> sir david amos. >> party loyalty has been severely tested it's my right mornable friend aware that as the country and the world ponders if brexit means brexit and if we are going to make a success of it, south end on sea has been welcoming ambassadors from all over the world to work in partnership and investment looking at our peer and building a new marina. will my right honor lk friend consider bringing forward a meaningful vote for which i believe there is a majority in the house that south ando sea be declared a city. >> the prime minister. >> can i -- i think i should
just say congratulations to my honorable friend to clearly working in the claim of south end to become a city. can i also say to him how important it is as he says that we see that investment coming into our country. the benefits and opportunities when we have got over this stage when we have drifrd brexit for building that better britain, for building the better future, including in south endon sea it's for all of us to be sure we can get over the stage get a deal through get through to brexit deliver on brexit build the better future of which i'm sure south end will be a leading part. >> and jeremy corbyn. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i join with the prime minister in wishing the people of south end well and i hope it does become a city. is that okay? mr. speaker, i welcome the prime minister's offer for talks following the meetings that i've held with members across this house and look forward to meeting her later today and i welcome her willingness to
compromise to resolve the brexit deadlock. mr. speaker when the prime minister began her premiership she promised to resolve the burning injustices facing this country. so can she explain why the by the government's own official figures poverty has risen for all ages under her administration? >> prime minister. >> no one in governments wants to see poverty rising. we take this very seriously indeed. as i said previously to the right honorable gentleman, the only sustainable way to tackle poverty is with a strong economy and welfare system that helps people into work. and that's why it's important that we have the lowest unemployment since the 1970s, that we have the number of homes where no one works at a record low. but we also need to make sure that work pays. and if i just give the right honorable figures in 2010 under labor government, someone working full-time on the national minimum wage would have
taken home $9200 pounds after tax and national insurance. now thanks to our tax cuts, and the biggest increase in the national living wage, they will take oem over $13700 pounds. that's 4500 pounds more under a conservative government. >> jeremy corbyn. >> mr. speaker, official figures show that since 2010 child poverty has increased by half a million. working age poverty by 200,000 and pensioner the poverty by 400,000. and while she is right to mention the national minimum wage, something her party strongly opposed the introduction of -- i think we should just be aware of what the national minimum wage actually means. it's 8.21. for over 25s. it's 8.21. 21 to 24 years old it's only 7.70 and for apresence itis it's 3.90 an hour. poverty wages. mr. speaker there are now 8
million people in this country in work and in poverty. many on middle incomes struggling to make ends meet. universal credit is failing. will the prime minister at the least today halt the rollout of universal credit and agree to a thorough review of it. >> prime minister. >> as the right honorable gentleman knows as we've been rolling out universal credit we have been making changes. we changed one of the early measures that we took when i became prime minister was to change the taper rate. we have since awol i should the 7-day waiting. we have insured taking action to make it easier for those transferring to universal credit in relation to housing benefit. but crucially can i say to the right honorable gentleman, there is only one way to ensure that we see a sustainable -- sustainably deal with the issue of poverty, that is to ensure -- well, no, i'll come to that as the honorable gentleman shouted that. that is to ensure that we have a
strong economy, a strong economy that delivers jobs and better jobs for people and thaek keep more of the money that they earn. and what do we know would happen sfr from hildeman fl a is earn position one of his friends says it's a labor government. a labor government spending 1,000 billion pounds more than this -- than has been proposed? and a labor government that put up taxes. a labor government -- a labor -- a labor party that is opposed tax cut after tax cut. that's how you help working people. tax cuts keep people in work, better jobs high employment that's under a conservatives. >> jeremy corbyn. >> speaker for a government that rolled out austerity and caused poverty across the country she ought to think for a moment what she said. the last labor government the halved child poverty. the last labor government brought in children centers. sure start. reduced poverty across the whole
country. she seems to be ignoring the true impact of universal credit. the trustle truss says in areas where universal credit has been rolled out, food bank use has increased by over 50%. this week we also learned that another 400,000 pensioners are in poverty compared to 2010. so why is the prime minister pressing ahead with cuts to pension credit for couples where one is a pensioner age and the other is not? >> prime minister. >> i say to the right honor lk gentleman, it is under a conservative government that we have seen the triple lock on pensions that has provided -- that has provided increases -- good increases for pensioners year after year. it's under in conservative government that we have seen the introduction of the new pension arrangements for -- for individuals who are pensioners. and let's just remember -- let's just remember what we saw under
a labor government. it's not under a conservative government we the is saw a 75 p rice ins pension pensions it was labor. >> also labor government lifted two million pensioners out of poverty. this government put 400,000 more into poverty. and huk who i think know about this says this proposal by the government is a substantial stealth cut. this year 15,000 pensioner households could be up to 7,000 per year worse off as a result of this stealth cut. and i'm pleased the prime minister mentioned the triple lock. the last general election the government alarmed all the people by pledging to scrap the triple lock and the means tested winter fuel allowance. can the prime minister an unequivocal commitment this is no longer government policy and won't be in the next t tochlt ry manifesto. >> prime minister. >> can i stay to the right honor lk gentleman, we have given our
commitments to pensioners. we are chlor, keeping those commitments to pensioners. what we have seen -- what we have seen under conservatives in government is the basic state pension rise by over 1450 pounds a year. that is in direct contrast to what a labor government did for our pensioners. we want people to be able -- we want people to be able to live in dignity in old age and that's what this conservative government is delivering. >> jeremy corbyn. >> spl speaker, i'm sure the whole generation of waspy women will be alarmed at the lack of action by this government and lack of action for them. over a million over 75s currently receive a free tv license, a scheme established by the last labor government. this government transferred the scheme to the bbc without guaranteeing its funding. will the government take responsibility and guarantee free tv licenses for the
over75s. >> we've beener. >> prime minister. >> frankly i think the bby is in a position to be able to do that with the income they receive. >> jeremy corbyn. >> mr. speaker, the last labor government guaranteed free tv licenses for the over75s. this government appearances to be outsourcing that policy to the bbc. i think it should be an item of public policy not sent to somebody else to administer on behalf of the government. mr. speaker, the last labor government lifted 2 million pensioners out of poverty. 2 million children were lifted out of absolute poverty. and homelessness was cut in half. contrast that with in government which has put half of million more children in poverty. 400,000 more pensioners into poverty. and doubled homelessness. this -- by this government is a political choice. there is nothing inevitable about rising poverty,
homelessness and soaring food bank use in the fifth richest country on earth. so, yes, let's work to try and resolve the brexit deadlock. but, mr. speaker, unless in government -- unless this government tackles insecure work, low pay, rising pensioner poverty, her government, her government will be marked down for what it is, a failure in the eyes of the people of this country. >> prime minister. >> first of all says the right honorable gentleman he quoted the last labor government i didn't realize he was such a fan of the last labor government. he seemed to spend his entire time voting against it when he had a labor government. but let's just talk about what is happening under this government. record rate of employment. wages growing at the fastest forea decade. debt falling. a long-term plan for the nhs, the ig biggest cash boost in nhs is history. skills based immigration hills.
more money for police, local councils, schools. the biggest upgrade in worker's rights for over 20 years. freeing councils to build more homes. world class public services, better. >> order. >> us russell mile you are behaving in a truly delinquent fashion. calm yourself young man i had to have words with you yesterday. you are a bit eagerer it's not the sort of thing i would have done as a back-bencher prime minister. >> world class -- world class public services. better jobs. more homes, a stronger economy, conservatives delivering on the things that matter. >> dame cheryl gillen. >> as this week is world autism awareness week can i can my honorable friend to follow the example set by the maj pch dwp and department of health taking
initiatives to improve engagement with people with autism in their families. can i also ask her endorse the autism awareness training course for members of parliament being offered through the all-party parliamentary group and the national autistic society held in the house on the first of may as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the autism act it would be good to see every mp go through the training course to help constituents. >> first of all, can i -- can i pay tribute to my honorable friend for the work she did to bringing the autism act. it was very important. it was ground breaking. it was the first piece of parliamentary the legislation linked to the autism condition. i'd like to thank my honorable friend and the members of the appg for work on this important issue, including highlighting awareness -- awareness week but also for ensuring that that autism training is available for themself of parliament. and i hope as she says members
across the house do thak that up. we are rfg our autism strategy to ensure it remains fit for purpose because we want to know what's working and where we need to push harder to transform our pretty much. we will be continuing to look at this issue. my right honorable friend rightly my right, honorable friend rightly highlighted this in her work on the autism act and i congratulate her for the work she does in this issue . >> liam black bird . >> thank you mr. speaker, it's well known that they support the people's vote and revocation. all through the process to 2016, the scottish government have sought compromise we have document after document [ crowd noise ] we know that he read it and said it's an interesting document. [ crowd noise ], why does the prime minister continue to ignore scotland's voices, why has she not invited the scottish government into formal
talks? why is it that scotland's voices are being ignored by the prime minister in this government? here, here. . >> prime minister >> i meeting the prime minister of scotland today. [ crowd noise ] . >> i'm always happy -- >> letters here the answer, the prime minister. >> prime minister . >> thank you mr. speaker, i meeting the first minister of scotland and wales today but the right honorable gentlemen ask why i am meeting with the member of the opposition, i'm happy to meet with members are ross the house to discuss the brexit issue. we both want to ensure that we leave the european union with the deal whereas the right honorable gentlemen is revoking
honorable 50 not leaving the european union at all . >> mr. blackbird . >> i'm well aware that my friend and colleague is speaking i will see this for the prime minister. >> members becoming very overexcited. the right honorable gentleman has a right to be heard and he will be heard. mister ian blackburn. >> let me make it clear the voices of scotland will not be shouted down. >> having formal talks with the leader of the opposition. scotland will not accept a labor brexit, scotland will remain in the european union and we will not be dragged out against their will.
>> what the scottish government and the scottish national party and other opposition parties , to make sure our voices are heard and the desire to stay in the european union, the best deal for all of us is listened to and respected. here, here. . >> prime minister expecting owes , because we've met before and talked about the issues as i've done with other party leaders, i'm always happy to meet party leaders across the house but i want to find a way forward that delivers on the referendum, that delivers brexit and does it as soon as possible and in a way which means we don't have to fight the european parliamentary election and in an orderly way for this country. i can assure him there are indeed strong voices and they sit on the conservative benches . >> mr. nigel adams . >> here, here. . [ crowd noise ] >> i urge >> thank you mr. speaker, can i
urge my right honorable friend, the prime minister, and i urge her, on behalf of all of the people of selby to put her weight behind the campaign? >> this is very important . >> it's totally unacceptable that in this day and age, those that are unable to walk upstairs, people with disabilities . >> here, here. . >> denied access to public transport and people demand action. >> here, here. . >> prime minister . >> first of all, can i think my honorable friend for his service as a government minister since 2017, this has
been extremely hard working with these simultaneously and i'm sorry he has resigned they can i also thank him for raising the important issue of access to trouble it transport at stations for the people with disabilities. he asked me and i said to my honorable friend, his considerable weight has been behind this campaign for a long time. [ laughter ] and as a campaigner he has been promoted . >> i believe the prime minister is referring to the man's qualities as a campaigner, she was not looking at him as she said it, she said it and her knowledge of the honorable gentlemen . >> as i said mr. speaker, known that my right, honuorable friend has been campaigning hard on this for some time and i understand that the department of transport will be announcing the stations that
will benefit from the funding tomorrow. so if he could just have a little patience and wait for the announcement . >> mr. smith expect when the prime minister said so later this afternoon with my right, honuorable friend , leaders of the opposition and the shadow brexit secretary, she will hear no doubt the labor policy on brexit is to secure a membership of a customs union, the single market and crucially to get a people's vote. >> if she accepts the compromise , she can pass through a deal will she do so . >> i said to the honorable gentlemen that the purpose of reading meeting with the opposition is to look at the areas and i think there are a number of areas that we agree on in relation to brexit that we won't want to deliver leaving you with a deal and we both want to protect jobs and we both want to ensure the
reentry movement and we both recognize the importance of the withdrawal agreement. what we want to do now is to find a way forward that can command the support of the house and deliver on brexit and the result of the referendum and ensure that people can continue to have trust in their politicians that doing what they ask us to do. . >> tragically took their own lives while suffering and if you could imagine the grief entered by their families, they have since been campaigning for change at southern health which has struggled with systemic issues and problems for some years. well, my right, honuorable friend , the government will work to secure rightful change so tragedies like this may be avoided . >> prime minister .
>> you raise a very important issue and i would like to extend my deepest sympathies to family and friends of the honorable ladies constituents who she has referred to in her questions. i understand the local trust and the counter cancel have worked to resolve issues but we do want to ensure that we are transforming mental health services around the country and remain committed to that. of course we are providing record investments for the services. we have an ambitious plan in increasing the workforce and ensuring we are dealing with these issues. i can reassure, my honorable friend that action will be taken to ensure that we can prevent incidents of this sort from happening in the future. it's a terrible incidents in our sympathies to the family and friends of the. >> here, here. . >> thank you mr. speaker, is afternoon there is a service to
honor the 51 muslims killed in new christchurch. there is a global rise in islam a phobia, including in the rank of the party, in an article for the times this week, the german could not even utter the word islamaphobia, how can they deal with the problem they can even say, when will they conduct an inquiry and adopt the definition of islamaphobia ? >> prime minister . >> gentlemen, as i believe i said before, when any allegations are made, allegations of islamaphobia, allegations of complaints made about conservatives, elective conservatives and people in the conservative party, we look at those very seriously and action is taken in relation to the
individual. he referred to the attacks against mosques and i condemn attacks that take place against mosques and any place of worship. i'm pleased to say that my right honorable friend the secretary has increased the funding to support places of worship to protect them from attacks that take place. we should all be working to ensure that people can go to their place of worship and can feel they are safe and secure in this country. >> thank you come a speaker expected to remain the position of the prime minister that the leader of the opposition is not fit to govern? >> [ crowd noise ] expect prime minister . >> yes, i think my right honorable friend what i've heard from the remarks about what i think a labor government would you in relation to the economy. i do not think that the labour party should be in government,
and the right honorable gentlemen, the leader of the opposition and i can't have different opinions on the number of issues. and, if i may just highlight one, highlight one issue. [ crowd noise ] , when we suffered a chemical weapons attack on the streets in this country, it was me as prime minister, this government that stood up against the perpetrators . >> here, here. . >> the right honorable gentlemen refuses to believe in our own security agency, that's not the place of someone to be prime minister . >> jonathan edward . >> thank you mr. speaker, the british government is in meltdown and this morning, the loss the force in this year. who could say brexit is the word for whales? >> here, here. expect prime minister expect
the honorable gentlemen if you look at the funding available to wales on the government, he talks about the government of wales, there are indeed issues that we should focus on. let's just look at the national health service in wales under a labor government. yes they point in that direction, absolutely at a point in that direction and that's what we see in office cover over a decade a been a target. >> -- >> holding that this is been published over 50% of the british public have expressed a wish to have a final say on the brexit decision process. [ crowd noise ] does the prime minister, acknowledge that with the ongoing impasse here at westminster, around brexit, despite her best endeavors to passer deal and indeed the ongoing endeavors of this house had to find a compromise, with the british public are right to increasingly think they should have a final say before
proceeding with brexit? >> prime minister . >> let me say to my right, honuorable friend because i know how he has campaigned on this, he is referred to the deal the government has put forward in the opposition steals and the second referendum has been rejected by this house, what i believe we should be doing is delivering on the results of the first referendum and that's why will meet with the opposition today . >> mr. speaker, my constituent has two children with autism who have been unable to get the support they need are not as because of incorrect diagnosis, every child with autism is unique and that's why were raising education about autism is rightful. the worst thing about being at school is being picked on according to children with autism. this is world autism awareness week i will the prime minister commit to seizing up the time for referring to autism and diagnosis and to fund this for
healthcare professional so that parents like george aren't left to fend for themselves? >> prime minister . >> the honorable lady has raised cases for autism and we've found cases where parents have found it difficult to get support for their children who are on the autistic spectrum. it's important we ensure there is awareness and the ability to deal with the issue. in response to my right honorable friend , we are ensuring that we've got in place, we need to ensure that the support is there for those with autism . >> thank you mr. speaker. last week and chamber the prime minister said the biggest threat to our defense and to our economy is the leader of the opposition, what now qualifies him for involvement in brexit? >> prime minister . [ crowd noise ] .
>> can i just say get to my honorable friend, every member of the house is involved in brexit. i want to deliver brexit in an orderly way, as soon as possible and without us having to fight european parliamentary election. the withdrawal agreement and the deal and, it's important, the house has rejected every proposal that's gone before so far as i've just indicated in terms of various proposals and the second referendum and rejecting article 50. so i believe what the public wants to, is for us to work across this house had to find a solution that delivers on brexit and the referendum and gives people, and the politicians, what they are and have delivered for them . >> after two years of brexit
deadlock, and a seven hour cabinet meeting, the best the prime minister can do is invite the leader of the british labour party to become the co- owner of her brexit deal. let me ask her, had she been the leader of the opposition, and invited into a trap like this, which you have been foolish enough to accept? [ crowd noise ] . >> prime minister . >> across this house, i believe we all have a responsibility to ensure that we deliver brexit. across this house we all have a responsibility to ensure that we do that as soon as possible and that we deliver brexit in an orderly way. i think it's entirely right and members of the public, members of the public expect us to reach out across this house to find a way through this. they want a solution, the country needs a solution, a country deserves a solution and that's what i'm working to find . >> nikki ford .
>> thank you mr. speaker, in the past fortnight there been two incidents involving knife crimes in my city of chelmsford and my constituents are extremely concerned. can my right honorable friend, the prime minister, give us an update on this week's knife crimes summit . >> prime minister expect an essay to my honorable friend that she raises a very important issue and our thoughts are with the family and friends of her constituents. it was a very important summit we held on monday. i was pleased to bring people from police, government, across government departments, community groups, justice, and healthcare and the whole wide range of activities together, to recognize the importance of taking this holistic collective approach to dealing with knife crimes. we will be consulting all these duties and that's the important way to do it to ensure that
everybody is playing their part in dealing with knife crimes. i was able to meet after the summit, able to meet with the families,, number of families who had lost children and i say children because these were teenagers, as a result of serious crimes, knife crime and a shooting. the horror and the devastation, of these attacks is brought home when you sit down and listen to the families, who have seen a young life, a promising young life cut short in this tragic way. it's not just across government but with society as a whole, the scourge that's taking so many young lives . >> thank you mr. speaker .
>> in june of last year i asked the prime minister to help refine the recycling of 20 old nuclear submarines riding at this site. today's report shows that they have no funded plans to do this work and snow submarines have been dismantled and that was the year i was born. will the prime minister now extend the civil nuclear cleanup to make sure it includes all of the submarine so we can deal with it and make that part of her legacy in office [ crowd noise ] . >> here, here. . >> prime minister expect we do remain committed to the safe and secure and protected dismantling of our nuclear submarines, as soon as it's possible in the mod continues to act as a responsible nuclear operator by maintaining its decommission nuclear submarines to meet necessary safety and security standards. i think the commitment is illustrated by the initial success of the demand tolling of the submarine which was immediately followed by resolution, they will continue to work with the new weird decommission authority to make sure we can do this as soon as
possible. we are working on this, the labor government has 13 years as well and what work they did do during the 13 years during the decommissioning issue. >> why is a conservative prime minister, who has repeatedly told us that no deal is better than a bad deal is now approaching labor mps to block [ crowd noise ] brexit when most conservative mps [ crowd noise ] leave the european union with a clean break, in nine days time? >> prime minister . >> i say to my honorable friend, no deal is better than a bad deal but we've got a good deal. >> here, here. . >> and we had a chance last friday to ensure that we would leave the european union on 22 may and i'm grateful for all the colleagues that supported the motion and i know some of
them did this with a very heavy heart that i want to ensure that we ensure brexit in a unified way without fighting european election, but to do that we need to find a way of this house agreeing with the withdrawal agreement and agreeing the way forward. and on that basis i am happy to sit down with members across the house and will continue to do so to ensure we can find a way forward that this house can support. >> here, here. . >> the constituents of mine has crohn's disease and using accessible toilet she's faces negative comments and abuse from adults, this inspired her to create grace assigns to remind everyone that there are people with invisible disabilities who have every right to use accessible toilet facilities and that society should have a heart. will the prime minister join me in endorsing graces campaign to
standardize toilet signage to ensure that anyone, anybody with a disability feels able to use accessible toilets without abuse? >> here, here. expect prime minister . >> i command your friend for the work she's doing on this issue, sadly coming out of her own personal experience, he's raised an important issue and we do want to make sure that people with those invisible disabilities are able to access public toilets and due to in a way that does not lead to the abuse that sadly, grace suffered . i fully recognize the campaign that she is fighting and think it's an excellent campaign . >> dr. karen and johnson. >> thank you mr. speaker, people like myself like the country voted for brexit and want to see it delivered. i understand the prime minister says we have to attack the balance and i looked at the balance myself and supported her deal and urged others in
our party to do so. but scott prime minister, if it comes to the point where we have to balance the risk of a no deal brexit versus the risk of letting down the country and ushering in a marxist entity led government, what do you think of that threat? >> prime minister . >> can i say to my friend, i think it's to for the support she has chose for the government deal and the encouragement she's giving to others to support that deal. what i want to see is that we are able to deliver to her constituents and others across the country that we deliver [ crowd noise ] brexit as soon as possible. and delivering brexit we need to ensure that we are delivering on the results of the referendum. as i said yesterday, that is what we we be looking to . >> here, here. . >> the prime minister last stated she will meet the leader of the opposition, can the prime minister indicate for the benefit of my party and the democratic union party but for also all members, which opposition leaders brexit policies does she think she
could accept? >> what can i say. >> prime minister . >> i will be in discussion with the leader of the opposition but as i indicated earlier the leader and i both want to deliver leaving the eu and we want to deliver that with the deal, i think we both agree that the withdrawal agreement should be and is a part of any deal. we both agree we want to protect jobs and want to ensure that we have high standards of work. i think there are a number of areas on which we agree and the question is, can we come to an agreement that we can both support that commands the support of the house and that's what this will be about . >> sir henry billingham . >> here, here. . >> will she find time today to look at the situation regarding veterans, some who are being arrested and charged with murder nearly 50 years after the alleged event and where there's no new evidence, what
signal does this send to youngsters looking to join the armed forces and will she try to make selling this part of her legacy? >> prime minister . >> i think my right honorable friend and recognize the issue he's raised and the concern is been shared by honorable members and our right honorable friend and others across the house. the current system for dealing with this is not working well for anyone. as i've said previously in the chamber, around 3500 people were killed and the lat vast majority were murdered by terrorists in many these cases require further investigation, including the deaths of hundreds of members and the system to investigate the past does need to change to provide better outcome to victims and survivors and to ensure that our armed forces and police officers are not unfairly treated. the ministry of defense are looking at what more can be done to ensure services, in relation to service overseas including legislation and we continue to
look at how best to move forward in relation to the issues of the legacy in northern ireland . >> >> here, here. expect police are doing a brilliant job despite pressures, dealing with knife crime, drugs, domestic violence and so much more. this makes the pressure worse, will the prime minister look at this urgently again and would be better's pending on police instead of brexit? >> here, here. expect prime minister >> i understand that southwest here, here. has been given extra funding dealing with knife crime and it's important we deal with this issue. it is important we raise brexit and deliver on result of the referendum and it is necessary to assure that we are prepared for leaving the european union which is what the government is doing but we are putting the focus on the issue of serious violence as witnessed by the knife crimes we held earlier this week. >> mister speaker, in agreeing
with the 14 members of the cabinet >> for the 14 members of the cabinet that are happy to leave the european union next week, and i ask my right honorable friend if she will set out her vision of for the benefits that will come to the united kingdom of no deal? >> [ crowd noise ] expect prime minister . >> i say to my right honorable friend, first he should not read everything he read in the newspaper. here, here. . >> the government came to a decision yesterday and secondly, i've always been clear that the opportunities for the united kingdom, outside the european union are bright that we can build the great, greater britain and a brighter future for everybody and i believe we will do that better by leaving with a good deal. i think you have a good deal and that's why i've been working to ensure that we can leave, as soon as possible, in an orderly way and build that brighter future .
>> thank you, mr. speaker, despite repeated efforts and others calling upon the prime minister to adopt the parliament definition of islamaphobia, the prime minister refuses. despite repeated calls for an independent inquiry into islamaphobia in the party by the former chair parents waseca the council has returned and they are all conservative to the prime minister again refuses. mr. speaker, just a few days ago, the london mayor says i've never received an explanation, let alone an apology for the islamaphobia campaign the penny ran against me in london 2016 and that the attacks on me still continue. can i ask the prime minister, directly today, will she now show some leadership at the bare minimum, apologize for the islamaphobia campaign led by her party ? >> i say to the honorable lady
in response to her friend earlier, any allegation made in relation to the conservative party are investigated carefully by the conservative party an action is taken. it's this government that's been doing more to ensure that the police can deal with issues around hate crimes as required. when i was home secretary, i required the police to actually ensure that they were recording properly incidents of hate crime that took place, accordingly so we can better identify islam a phobia. i'm pleased to say that my right honorable friend and the home secretary chaired a roundtable on anti-muslim hate crime. it's being taken seriously by the conservative party and the government . >> lady morgan . >> i thank you very much mr. speaker, the people outside the there are far more to life than brexit. >> prime minister >> here, here. . >> were very proud of the local
university being the best university in the world . >> here, here. . >> while they can be under son, the team gb athletes took part in the special olympics now 127 athletes returned with the hundred 69 metals. will the prime minister congratulate them and does she think it might be time to host the next special olympics? >> prime minister . >> i will look very carefully for the suggestion my right honorable friend has made in relation to the special olympics, very happy to join her and i'm sure everyone on the house would be on congratulating the significant wall of metals they brought back and i also say how much we value the love for the university and the work it does on sports related matters . >> mr. speaker, we have cut the budget to the bone and art desperately concerned about the impact on children. the primary minister has sent into schools and reported that
there are -- shocking, holding back monies for charities, reducing lunch portions and employing unqualified teachers, does the prime minister go with me that the suggestions begin in the day of the work has not in 21st-century england? >> prime minister . >> we are increasing the funding made available to school, 1.3 billion extra [ crowd noise ] expect the honorable lady will want to welcome as i do 22,500 more children that go to outstanding school since 2010 . >> here, here. . >> thank you mr. speaker, further to the question for my honorable friend, i think the invitation that the prime minister extended to me for the summit on monday but, would she agree with me that while a number of police officers are important, send a message to
not wearing t-shirts made in a sweatshop and look carefully at the food they buy but do not make the connection between the drug use that they have in their personal lives and the damage that's being done to young people in our streets. [ crowd noise ] . >> it's not acceptable. >> here, here. . prime minister . >> my honorable friend raises an important point. if we look at the knife crime and how it's gang-related and drug-related, many people across society it asked themselves what they're doing to ensure that we can deal with this issue of knife crime. we need to rid our society of the curse of drugs and that's why it's important that the government have a weird drug strategy to ensure we are dealing with this issue.
my friend makes an important point, it's not a matter of government or police it's for all of us across society to deal with these issues . >> jesse black burn . >> thank you mr. speaker, freedom of movement is a good thing, good economically, exercising free movement to the gdp. it's good socially, the communities are more diverse and successful as a result and it's good for young people who can go to europe to study and work. mr. speaker, can the prime minister be honest about the freedom of movement and ensure that we retain those benefits . >> here, here. . >> prime minister . >> what we want to ensure is that we have a migration system that enables us to welcome people into this country on the basis of the skills they will bring in the contribution they will make to this country, not on the country they happen to come from. when people voted to leave the european union in 2010 , they sent a clear message that they wanted things to change and one thing they wanted to change to bring an
end to free movement and ensure that the uk government is able to make decisions about who can come to the country. [ crowd noise ] . >> mr. speaker, as the prime minister seeks to get a short extension on the short extension, will she make it absolutely clear to the european union, that if they turn around and say no it has to be a long extension, and you have to fight the european union elections, that she will say no, no, no? >> prime minister expect i thank my right honorable friend . [ crowd noise ] . >> i'm grateful to all those in support of that motion. what i want to see now is as able to find a position where we can, across this house, support the agreement and deal that enables us to leave on 22
may and not old parliamentary elections but we can only do that if we come together to find a way forward that we can support . >> we are both friends of jeffrey boycott known for compromise, but like many has not over the years and in the spirit of the times, will the prime minister find time in her busy diary to find time for the compromise proposals as advanced by the mayor of south yorkshire ? >> i say to the honorable gentlemen that we are looking seriously at issues around yorkshire, i know this has caused some concern and different opinions as to how that should be taken forward. he references jeffrey boycott. one of the things that i always admired about jeffrey boycott is that they insured that he got his century in the air . >> here, here.
. >> thank you mr. speaker . >> to the last question, was the prime minister dealt with the tricky issue that is brexit , which i'm sure she will, will she move on to a much more difficult problem in yorkshire? now that our secretary of state has sold out the devolution to the whole of yorkshire, which he now consider this to include the city of york and the glorious county of north yorkshire? >> prime minister . >> right honorable friend , we recognize the enthusiasm and the dedication to the concept and the potential that devolution has to release and harness local people sense of identity and to be an ongoing benefit to people of yorkshire. we do need to find the right proposal that will suit the area and my right honorable friend has now met the
yorkshire leaders to discuss the continuing of this and a different approach to devolution in yorkshire are the one that did it meet our criteria. >> mr. cable . >> reports from the cabinet yesterday suggests that there were two proposals for cross party cooperation to solve the brexit crisis. one of them was to work with the leader of the opposition to deliver brexit. the other was to work with the 280 mps across the house, who will support her deal, subject to the referendum. why does she trust the leader of the opposition more than the people? >> what i want to do is ensure that we find a resolution that the house can support, such that we can deliver brexit and delivered in a timely fashion. it's important to do that as soon as possible and is having
to fight european elections. the public would expect us to be willing to work across the chamber to find a resolution to this issue . >> thank you very much mr. speaker. conservatives have recently submitted the bid for high street funds, will the prime minister at her support to this bid because the people who read it deserve to have our town unlocked and does she agree with me and only with conservatives that we can continue to unlock brexit after years of labor neglect? >> here, here. . >> can i command conservatives that led the council, my honorable friend, tensely to support one bid over others and there will be other right honorable friends who also wish
to support the bids from their town. i congratulate conservatives for all they are doing to ensure the vitality. >> thank you mr. speaker. >> i find myself in a slightly curious position sandwich between the liberal democrat and i'd like to reassure my constituents in honorable members that i remain a progressive conservative, while sadly an independent in this house. mr. speaker, the prime minister's late conversion to compromises welcome but i'm sure she will understand the skepticism of those of us who been working on a cross party compromise for many months. can she reassure me that she will be entering these discussions with the leader of the opposition and other parties, without the red lines that have bedeviled the brexit negotiations so far . >> i say to the honorable
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