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at c-span.org/thepresidents come or wherever books are sold. mayrime minister theresa talked about her upcoming meeting with the labor party leader jeremy corbyn and the first ministers of wales and scotland to discuss the best way forward on brexit area she also responded to questions on combating islamic phobia, workers rights, poverty, and u.k.'s rising knife crime problem. this is about one hour. questions to the prime minister. may: april marks 50 years since the launch of our longest sustained military operation. the beginning of our continuous
at sea deterrent. i am sure all members on both sides of the house will want to join me in paying tribute to all the generations of royal navy submariners, their families, who sacrifice so much, and all those involved in protecting our nation. mr. speaker, tomorrow marks 70 years since the founding of nato. i assure the house that, under this government, the united kingdom will continue to play our 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 house, i shall have further such meetings later today. >> i assure the prime minister that i will not raise brexit, which will be raised later. i want to raise another very important issue. consultants and doctors at the university hospital in my constituency have raised the issue of the nhs pension scheme
and the tapered annual allowance, the consequences of which are that doctors are retiring early and turning down additional shifts for fear of paying higher tax bills to the government. that is resulting in longer waiting times for patients and a shortage of doctors and consultants. will she raise this with the chancellor as soon as possible and inform me of his answer? prime minister may: i am aware of the issue that the honorable gentleman raises. in fact, the chancellor and the treasury are already in discussion with the department of health and social care on this very issue. he will have noticed that the chancellor is on the treasury bench and has heard his point. i will make sure that we confirm to him what comes out of those discussions. >> with party loyalties being severely tested, is my right
honorable friend aware that, as the country and the world ponder whether brexit means brexit and whether we will make a success of it, southend-on-sea has been welcoming ambassadors from all over the world to work in partnership and on investment, looking at our pier and building a new marina? will she consider bringing forward a meaningful vote, for which i believe there is a majority in the house, that southend-on-sea be declared a city? [shouting] >> congratulations my honorable friend for so cleverly working in the city. can i also say how important it is that we see that investigation, the benefits and opportunities when we got over this stage, when we delivered
brexit, building the better future. will be there. it is for all of us to get over the stage and get a deal through and get through to brexit, the south end will be the leading part. >> jeremy corbin. >> i join the private in wishing the people of south end well and hope it does become a city. i welcome the prime minister's offer for talks following the meetings i held with members across this house and look forward to meeting her later today and welcome her willingness to compromise to resolve the brexit deadlock. >> the burning injustice facing this country. can she explain why the government's own official figures, polity was written for
all ages under her administration. >> no one in government wants to see poverty rise. we take this very seriously indeed. i said previously to the right honorable gentleman the only sustainable way to tackle poverty is a strong economy and welfare system that puts people into work and the lowest unemployment since the 1970s, we have the number of homes where no one works is at a record low but we also need to make sure it pays. i give the right honorable gentleman some figures. in 2010 under the labor government, working full-time on the national minimum wage would have taken 9200 pounds off of tax. now thanks to our tax cuts and the biggest increase in the national living wage, they will
take home 13,700. that 4500 pounds more under a conservative government. >> jeremy corbin. >> mister speaker, official figures show since 2010, into 200,000 and poverty by 400,000. a national minimum wage something the party strongly oppose the introduction of. we should be aware what the national minimum wage means at 8:21. and for apprentices it is just three pounds and $.90 an hour. these are poverty wages. there are 8 million people in this country in work and in poverty, many on middle income struggling to make ends meet, universal credit is failing. will the prime minister at the least halt the rollout of universal credit and agree to a thorough review of it.
>> we have been making changes to it, we change one of the early measures when i became prime minister, to change the rate. we have since abolished 7 day waiting and insured we have taken action to make it easier for those transferring to universal credit in relation to their housing and benefit. crucially, there's only one way to ensure we see a sustainable deal with the issue of poverty to ensure, and to ensure we had a strong economy that delivers jobs and can keep more of the money they earned. from behind him one of his honorable friend says the answer is labor government. a labor government which spends
1,000 billion pounds more than has been proposed, labor government put off of taxes would online their government, labor party, opposed tax cut after tax cut. and better jobs, high employment under a conservative. >> for a government that rolls out austerity and caused such poverty across the country she really ought to think for a moment about what she said. the last labor government had child poverty and brought in children centered, brought in short stop, the last labor government reduced poverty across the whole country. she seems to be ignoring the true impact of universal credit. the trestle trust is in areas where universal credit has been rolled out, food bank use has increased by 50%.
we also learned another 400,000 pensioners in poverty compared to 2010. why is the prime minister pressing ahead with cuts to pension credit for couples where one has a pension age and the others were not. >> i say to the right honorable gentleman it is under conservative government, with pension that is provided increases, good increases year after year and under this conservative government we've seen the introduction of the new pension arrangements for individuals who are pensioners and let's just remember what we saw under a labor government. one of the conservative government, 75 the rise. >> into the poverty, into poverty. and this proposal by the
government, as a substantial stealth cut, 15,000 pensioner households where 7000 per year worse off. i pleased the prime minister at the last general election the government alarmed all the people by pledging to scrap the triple lock and means tested winter fuel allowance. and the prime minister give an unequivocal commitment this is no longer government policy and it won't be in the next tory manifesto? >> and i say to the right honorable gentleman we have given our commitments to pensioners, we are clear we are keeping those commitments to pensioners. what we see under conservatives in government, over 1450 pounds a year. that is in direct contrast to what the labor government did for pensioners.
we want people to live in dignity in their old age and that is what this conservative government is delivering. >> i am sure the whole generation will be pretty alarmed at the lack of action by this government, lack of justice for them. over 1 million, over 75, currently receive a free tv license established by the labor government. this is transferred to the bbc without guaranteeing its funding. will the government take responsibility and guarantee free tv like this for the over 75s. >> i think bbc is able to do that with the income they receive. >> the last labor government guaranteed free tv like this for the over 75. which government is outsourcing
that policy to the bbc, i think it should be an item of public policy, not to somebody else to administer on behalf of the government. >> 2 million pensioners out of poverty. and homelessness was cut in half an. contrast that with this government which put half 1 million more children into poverty. 400,000 more pensioners into poverty and doubled homelessness. by this government, it is a political choice. there is nothing inevitable about rising poverty, homelessness and soaring food bank use in the fifth richest country on earth. let's work to resolve that. unless this government tackles insecure work, low pay, rising
pension poverty, her government will be marked down for what it is. a failure in the eyes of the people of this country. >> i didn't realize, he spent his entire time voting against it. let's talk about what is happening under this government. record rate of employment, wages growing for a decade, debt falling, long-term plan for the nhs, the biggest cat food in nhs history. the immigration system. more money for local councils for schools, the biggest upgrade in workers rights for over 20 years to build more homes. world-class public services. >> russell moyle, you're
behaving in a truly delinquent fashion. calm yourself. i worked with you yesterday. it's not something i ever would have done as a backbench. >> world-class public services, better jobs, more homes, stronger economy. conservatives delivering on the things that matter. >> this week is world autism awareness week. can i ask my right honorable friend to encourage all government departments to find the examples being set by dwp and the permit of health who are taking initiatives to improve engagement with people who have autism and their families. and i also stressed to endure the autism awareness training course for members of parliament being offered through the all parliamentary groups held on this house on 1 may as we
celebrate the 10th anniversary of the autism act it would be good to see every in the go to the training corps to better help their constituents. >> can i pay tribute to my honorable friend for the work that she did to bring in the autism act. it was important, it was the first piece of parliamentary legislation to the conditions of autism. i thank my right honorable friend for their work on this issue including highlighting awareness week and ensuring it is available to members of parliament, members across this house take that up. we are reviewing the autism strategy, and we are continuing to look at this issue. and the work on the autism act, i will command congratulate her on the work she continues to do
on this issue. >> he and blackburn. >> it is well-known the people's vote supported revocation. all the way through this process back to 2016, the s&p and scottish government compromise. we have published document after document, we know about the interesting document. why does the prime minister continue to ignore these voices? why she has the strength of the leader of the opposition. why has she not invited the scottish government and wells government, why is it scotland voices are being ignored by this prime minister and this government. >> prime minister. >> i meeting the first minister of scotland later today.
>> i am always happy. >> the prime minister is answering. let us here courteously the answer. the prime minister. >> the first minister of wales stated today, the right honorable gentleman said why had i offered to meet with the leader of the opposition. and members across this house to discuss the brexit issue but the leader of the opposition wants to ensure we leave the european union with a deal and the right honorable gentleman as he just said has a policy revoking article 50. >> mister ian blackburn. >> i'm well aware my friend and colleague -- 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. will the prime minister engage in formal talks, what the scottish national party and other opposition parties to make sure our voices are heard and that desire to stay in the european union, and is respected. we met before and talked about these
issues, i am always happy to meet party leaders across the house and find a way forward. i want to find a way that delivers on the referendum, delivers brexit and does it as soon as possible in a way that means we don't have to fight the european parliamentary election and does it in an orderly way. we talked about voices from scotland. i can assure him there are strong voices for scotland in the house, they sit on the conservative bench. >> nigel adams. [shouting] >> i urge my right honorable friend the prime minister, can i urge her on behalf of all the people of shelby to put her weight behind the campaign, the railway station.
i am sorry to disappoint colleagues. >> this is very important. >> it is unacceptable that in this day and age, those who are unable to walk, people with disabilities are denied access, the people who demand action. >> first of all, can i think my right honorable friend, can i think my honorable friend who served as government minister since 2017, worked extremely hard and i am sorry he has resigned but can i thank him for raising the issue of access to public transport particularly at stations for people with disabilities. his considerable weight has been behind this campaign for a long time.
as a campaigner. >> the qualities as a campaigner, she wasn't saying it. >> i know my honorable friend has been campaigning hard on this issue for some time and can i say to him i understand the department of transport will be announcing the stations are going to be benefiting from funding tomorrow. >> owen smith. >> mister speaker, when the prime minister sits down late this afternoon, my right honorable friend, the shadow
brexit secretary, labor policy on brexit is to secure membership of customs union, the single market and crucially to get a people's vote. if she accepts that compromise she can patch through deal and leave office. will she do so? >> i say to the honorable gentleman the purpose of meeting with the leader of the opposition. there are a lot of areas, leaving the eu with a deal. and with supportive this house. and people have trusted their politicians doing what they ask.
>> david west -- two young men with their lives ahead of them. while suffering mental health problems under the care of some in the house they tragically took their own life. if you can imagine the grief interred by their families, they have since been campaigning for change, with systemic issues and problems for five years. my right honorable friend, assure me so we can secure change that some help so tragedies like this may be avoided. >> an important issue. i extend my deepest sympathy to families and friends of the honorable lady's constituent who she referred to in her question. it is an important issue. the incidents are very concerning. i understand the local trust and the council working closely to resolve issues but we do want to
ensure that we are transforming mental health services around the country and we remain committed to that. we are providing record investments in these services. we have an ambitious plan to increase the workforce. i can reassure my honorable friend action will be taken to ensure we can prevent incidents of this sort from happening in the future. terrible incidents of which family and friends. >> this afternoon there is a reception in parliament honoring 51 muslims killed in christchurch. mosques were targeted in birmingham and newcastle. there is a global rise in from a copia including in the tory party. in an article this week, the
chairman could not even utter the words islamohphobia. how can you deal with the problem you can't even name? i asked the prime minister for the third time, when will the conservative party conduct an inquiry? and adopt the definition of islamohphobia. >> when allegations, any allegations are made, allegations of islamohphobia and complaints about conservatives, elected conservatives in the conservative party we look at those, we look at those very seriously and action is taken in relation to the individual. he referred to the attacks that have taken place against mosques. i absolutely condemn attacks against mosques and any place of worship. i'm pleased to say to my right honorable from the secretary reached funding that is available to support places of
worship to protect them from attacks that take place. this has no place in our society and we should all be working to assure that people go to their place of worship and can feel that they are safe and secure in this country. >> david jones. >> thank you, mister speaker. does it remain the position of the prime minister that the leader of the opposition is not fit to govern? >> i hope my right honorable friend would have heard from the remarks i made about what the labor government would do in relation to the economy. i don't think the labour party should be a government. the right honorable gentleman, the leader of the opposition and i have different opinions on a number of issues and my major highlight is one issue. when we suffered the chemical weapons attack on the streets of
salisbury in this country, this government stood up against the perpetrators. the right honorable gentleman said he referred to believe in our own security agencies. >> jonathan edwards. >> the bridge government in westminster which is completely dysfunctional and this morning the office lost its fourth minister in a year. who could possibly say the register works for wales. >> look at the funding made available to wales from the westminster government, he talks about the government of wales. there are indeed issues where focusing on. let's look at the national health service in wales under labor government pointing in that direction. absolutely they point in that
direction. that is what we see with labor and office, national health service committed its target for over a decade. >> polling that has just been published, 58% of the british public expressed a wish to have a final say on the brexit process. does the prime minister acknowledge with the ongoing impasse in westminster around brexit and despite her best endeavors and indeed the ongoing endeavors of this house to find a compromise the british public are right to increasingly think they should have a final say before proceeding with brexit. >> can i say to my honorable friend i know how passionately he campaigned on this issue for some time now. he refers to the deal the government put forward having been rejected. the leader of the opposition feels they were rejected and the second referendum has been
rejected by this house. what i believe we should be doing is delivering on the result of the referendum that took place. >> my mister speaker, my constituent has two children with autism who have been unable to get the support they need and are therefore incorrect diagnosis. every child with autism is unique in this is awareness raising and education is vital. 34% of children on the autism spectrum say the worst thing about being at school is being picked on. the world autism awareness we, will the primus to commit to referral for autism and diagnosis and will she promised to fund training for healthcare professionals so parents like georgia are not left to fair for themselves? >> you raised an important issue for autism and constituencies see cases where parents found it very difficult to get support for their children in relation
to those on the autism spectrum and it is important that there is that awareness for the ability to deal with this issue. in response to my right honorable friend, we are looking at our autism strategy. we want to have in place all we need. >> last week in this chamber the prime minister said the biggest threat to our standing in the world to our defense and economy is the leader of the opposition. in her judgment what qualifies him for involvement in brexit? >> can i say to my honorable friend every member of this house is involved in brexit, i want to deliver brexit in
another way, to fight european parliamentary elections. to do that we need an agreement through this house, withdrawal agreement and a deal. it is important, the house has a rejected every deal before it as i indicated in terms of various proposals and a second threat of article 50. i believe what the public wants is for us to work across this house to find a solution that delivers on the referendum and gives people their faith and politicians. >> after two years of brexit deadlock, intransigence under the cabinet meeting, the best is to invite the leader of the british labour party to become of the court order of brexit failure. had she been the leader of the opposition and invited into a
trap like this would she be fortunate enough to accept? >> across this house, we all have a responsibility to ensure we deliver brexit. across this house we have a responsibility to ensure we do that as soon as possible and deliver brexit in an orderly way and it is entirely right. members of the public, members of the public expect us to reach across this house, they want a solution, the country needs a solution, the country deserves a solution and that is what i'm working to find. >> in the past fortnight there have been two incidents involving my constituents which are extremely concerned. can my right honorable from the prime minister give us an update on this week's summit. >> he raises an important issue
and thoughts with the family and friends. it is an important summit we held on monday, from police, government across government departments, community groups and healthcare and a wide range of activities to recognize the importance of taking this collective approach to dealing with knife crime. we will be consulting on public health duty to deal with this public health issue. that is the important way to make sure everybody is paying their part in dealing with knife crime. i was able to meet after the summit, i was able to meet with a number of families who lost children, these were teenagers, as a result of serious violence,
knife crime and shootings and the horror and devastation of these attacks is brought home when you sit down and listen to families who have seen a young life, promisingly young life cut short in this tragic way. we are committed across government work not just across government but with society as a whole to deal with the scourge of serious violence that is taking so many young lives. >> in june last year, i want to fund the recycling of the nuclear submarines in davenport animal site. the report shows there is no funded plan to do this work and no submarines have been dismantled since 1980 the year i was born. will the primus to extend this to make sure this includes all royal navy submarines to deal with it and make that in office?
>> we do remain committed to secure and cost-effective dismantling of nuclear submarines as soon as possible and the mod act in a responsible nuclear operator by maintaining decommissioned necessary safety and security standards and this is illustrated by the recent success in dismantling of a submarine switch by the dismantling of resolution so they will continue to work with the nuclear decommissioning authority to achieve steady, safe disposal of submarines as soon as possible. we are working on this. the labor government at 13 years as well and in those 13 years on the decommissioning issue. >> doctor julian lewis. >> conservative prime minister who repeatedly told us that no deal is better than a bad deal. now approaching labor mps.
when most conservative mps want us to leave the european union with a clean break. >> prime minister. >> i say to my honorable friend, no deal is a bad deal. i want, we had a chance last friday to ensure we would leave the european union on the 22nd of command i'm grateful to all those colleagues who supported that motion. they did with a heavy heart but i want to ensure we deliver brexit and we do it in an orderly way as soon as possible without fighting european elections but to do that, we need to find a way of this house agreeing with the withdrawal agreement and agreeing the way
forward and that basis that i have been sitting with members of the house and will continue to do so in order to ensure we find a way forward that this house can support. >> a constituent of mine with crohn's disease, using acceptable toilet she faced negative commented abuse from adults. this inspired her to remind everyone that there are people with invisible disabilities who have every right to use accessible toilet facilities and society should have a heart. will the prime minister join me in endorsing the campaign to standardize toilet signage to ensure that anyone, anybody with a disability feels able to use accessible toilets without abuse? >> i commend the work on this issue, coming out of her own personal experience, a very important issue. we want to make sure those with disabilities.
and a way that does not lead to the abuse and the campaign she is fighting. >> i understand the prime minister -- i encourage others to do that. the prime minister, if it comes to the point we have to balance the risk, the risk of letting down the country and ushering in a marxist government, what do you think of the lowest risk? >> prime minister? >> i thank her for the support for the government's deal and the encouragement she is giving
to support that deal. what i want to see as we are able to deliver her constituents and brothers across the country that we deliver brexit as soon as possible and in delivering brexit, we need to assure we are bringing the result of the referendum. that is what we are looking to do. >> mister speaker, the prime minister stated she will meet the leader of the opposition. prime industry indicate for all members of this house, what do opposition leaders, what would she accept? >> first of all i will be in discussion with the leader of the opposition but as i indicated, the leader of the opposition, deliver leaving the eu. we want to deliver that with a deal.
we both agree the withdrawal agreement should be part of any deal. we both agree we should protect jobs, we want to ensure we have high standards of workers rights in doing that. there are a number of areas on which we agree. can we come to an agreement? support this house and that is what the talk will be about. >> sir henry bellingham. >> 10 years after the founding of nato will she find time today to look at the situation regarding veterans, some of whom are being arrested and charged with murder nearly 50 years after the alleged event where there is no new evidence? what signal does this send youngsters looking to join the armed forces and will she make this part of her legacy? >> i recognize the issue, the concern that has been shared by honorable members and right honorable friend and others across the house. dealing with legacy in northern
ireland is not working well for anyone. as i said previously in the chamber, 3500 people were killed and the vast majority murdered by terrorists. many of these cases require further investigation including deaths of hundreds of members of security forces so this does need to change to provide better outcomes, to ensure armed forces are not unfairly treated. the ministry of defense are looking at what can be done to assure service personnel in relation to service overseas including legislation and how to best to move forward in relation to these issues of legacy in northern ireland. >> a brilliant job dealing with knife crime, drugs, domestic violence and so much more but capital city funding like other capitals that make the pressure worse.
will the primus to look at this urgently again and will she agree we would be better off spending billions on our police instead of brexit? >> to the honorable gentlemen i understand extra funding in relation to dealing with knife crime. it is 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 campaigning for the united kingdom to leave the european union next week, can i ask my right honorable friend if she will set out her vision for benefits that will come from no
deal? >> i say to my right honorable friend he should not believe everything he read the newspapers, the government came to the decision yesterday and secondly, i have always been clear that the opportunity for the united kingdom outside the european union are bright, we can build great britain, the brighter future for everybody. we will do that better by leaving with a good deal. i believe we have a good deal and that is why i have been working to assure we can do so as soon as possible in an orderly way and build that brighter future. >> despite the repeated efforts of my honorable friend from manchester and others, prime ministers -- the definition of islamohphobia the primacy refuses, despite repeated calls for an independent inquiry, the
tory party, the muslim council of britain and all conservative muslim forums, the prime minister again refuses. mister speaker, just a few days ago the london mayor said i've never received an explanation let alone an apology for the openly islamohphobic campaign the government ran against me and it still continues. can i ask the prime minister who she -- will she show leadership, apologize for the islamohphobic campaign of her party? >> i say to the honorable lady in response to her friend earlier, any allegations made in relation to the conservative party are investigated carefully by the conservative party and action is taken. it is this government that has been doing more to ensure we deal with issues around hate
crime that is required when i was secretary, when i was home secretary, i required the police to ensure they were recording properly incidents of a crime that took place according so we could better identify islamohphobia that was taking place and my right honorable friend and the home secretary recently chaired a roundtable on it, some a crime that is being taken seriously by the conservative party and the government. >> mickey morgan. >> it is worth remembering the people outside, there is far more to life than brexit. we are very proud of the best university in the world for related subjects. one group of athletes that has been much understanding is the athlete who took part in a
special olympics in abu dhabi. 127 athletes returned 169 metals over 60 goals. will the primus to congratulate him and is it time for cb to host the next special olympics? >> i look carefully, and happy to join her. and a significant metals. and how much we value the work it does. >> mister speaker, they cut still budgets to the bone it are concerned about the impact on children. and they are truly shocking. reducing lunch portions, unqualified teachers, does the prime minister agree with me these suggestions belong in the pages of the workhouse, not 21st century england? >> prime minister. >> we are increasing funding
made available to schools. i am sure the honorable lady will want to welcome as i do 22,400 more children outstanding -- >> mister speaker, further to the question, i think the invitation extended to me. members of police officers had house police officers are important, we need to send a message to people who would never wear a t-shirt made in a sweatshop, look carefully at the food they buy. seems not to make the connection for the drug use and personal lives at the damage that was done. it was not acceptable. >> an important point.
it is gang-related, the extent to which it is drug related. many people across our society felt what they are doing to ensure we deal with this issue of knife crime, what they are doing to ensure we don't see these drug-related ranks committing these crimes and it is bad and that is why it is important we have a very clear drug strategy to take people off drugs to insure we are dealing with this issue. my honorable friend makes an important point. it is not just a matter for police but all of us. >> mister speaker, freedom of movement is a good thing,
exercising movement. it is good socially. our communities are more diverse and successful and good for young people who go to europe to study and work. mister speaker, can the prime minister be honest about the benefit of freedom of movement and we retain those benefits? >> prime minister? >> what we want to ensure is we have a migration system that enables us to welcome people into this country on the basis of the contribution they will make to this country, not on the countries they have not come from. when people voted to leave the european union in 2010 they sent a clear message they wanted things to change. one thing they wanted to change was to end free movement and make sure the uk government is able to make decisions about the country. >> as the prime minister seeks to get short extension upon the short extension. is it clear to the european union, if they turn around and say no it is a long extension
and you have to fight the european union elections and she will say no, no, no. >> prime minister. >> i say to my right honorable friend, we had the opportunity friday to ensure we cemented that in section on 22 may. i'm grateful to those who supported that motion and some did that with difficulty with a heavy heart. what i want to do is find a position where across this house, support the withdrawal agreement and the deal which enabled us to leave on 22 may which enabled us not to hold the european parliamentary elections and we can only do that if we come together and find a way forward that this house is winning support. >> john grogan. >> given the primus and i are fans of jeffrey boycott best known for compromise in his
crime but many of us, has mellowed with the years and in the spirit of the times will primus to find time in her busy diary to look up compromise proposals for the importance of the advancement of the mayor of south yorkshire? >> the prime minister. >> i say to the honorable gentlemen we are looking seriously at issues around yorkshire. this is caused concern and different opinions how much we have taken forward. the thing i admire about jeffrey boycott was he insured he kept going and got better in the end. >> once the prime minister, the tricky issue is brexit and the more difficult problem is evolution in yorkshire. the head secretary of state rolled out the whole of
yorkshire, the deal to the region to include the city of york and the glorious county of north yorkshire. >> we recognize, and enthusiasm, the concept of evolution and the ability and potential of evolution has to release and harness local people's that of identity with yorkshire. and the proposals that will suit the area. and met the yorkshire leaders and a different approach to the evolution in yorkshire that does not meet criteria on the yorkshire proposal.
>> there were two proposals put forward for cross party cooperation to solve the brexit crisis. one was to work with the leader of the opposition to deliver a labor brexit. the other was to work with the 280 mps across the house who will support her deal subject to the conservative referendum. why does she trust the leader of the opposition? >> what i want to do is ensure that we find a resolution of this that the house can support such that we can deliver brexit in a timely fashion. i believe it is important to do that as soon as possible. i want to do it without having to fight the european elections. it is right, the public would expect us to be willing to work across the chamber to find a resolution to this issue. >> conservative lead counsel
recently submitted their bid for the future high street funds. will the prime minister at her support to this bid, with the town unlocked. only with conservatives in our townhall we continue to do this after years of labor neglect. >> can i commend conservative counsel for the work they have done for the high street. to support one bit over others in the right honorable friend who also would wish me to support the bid from their town and make this money available and i congratulate one conservative for the vitality of their town. >> thank you, mister speaker. i find myself in the curious position sandwiched between liberal democrats and welsh nationalists.
i would like to reassure my constituents and honorable members i remain a progressive conservative while sadly an independent in this house. the primus translate conversion to compromise is welcome but she will understand the skepticism of those of us working on a cross party compromise for many months. can she reassure me she will be entering these discussions with the leader of the opposition and other parties without the red lines that bedeviled the brexit negotiation so far? >> i say to my honorable gentlemen, and thinking on various issues. i want to find a resolution of this issue. an
those meetings failed to produce a proposal. the u.k. is due to leave the eu on may 12. prime minister may has written to donald test, requesting an extension to june 30, but she says if parliament will agree to toeal, the u.k. would agree leave before the elections on the 23rd of may. watch prime minister's questions from the british house of commons, live wednesday on c-span2, or watch a sunday night at 9:00 p.m. on c-span. you can also go to www.c-span.org and find a of past prime minister's questions and other british public affairs programs. >> all this month on c-span, we'll feature the winners of our documentary coverage vision. middle and high school students createde