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south. questions to the prime minister. thank you mister speaker. is the group forcing inspirational young people who balance all the normal challenges of their young lives with the demands of caring for parents or siblings with thick acute needs. from the age of ten. from the age of eight. they have some practical ideas about what the government could do to make their lives easier.
i think it's absolutely right that he raises this issue. there are many young people who are caring for their parents and that other siblings as well. the government is trying to ensure that we see more opportunities and more abilities. i know the department of health and services. is attending to publish a plan. but happy to meet with a group of young characters to hear directly from them. i want to trade freely with the world. can you explain the difference between the customs arrangement. can i say to my honorable
friend. they also want to be able to negotiate trade deals around the rest of the world with the extensive trade policy. i heard a speech earlier in the week. he said he wanted labor to negotiate. and in about the next sentence that is the government's position. [indiscernible] i hope the whole house will
join me in passing are decent --dash -- our deepest condolences. in the constituency. can you say thank you. the work to save lives. a promise of brexit of ambitious diversions. can you tell us what on earth it will mean and practice. my first of all say to the settlement. i expected the condolences of family and friends. i agree with them that we should commend the activities in the work of the emergency services who day in and day out do so much for all of us. it really shows the great job
that they do. he asked me about the government's position on the european union. we want to deliver on that value of the british people that we will bring back control of the law and the borders in our money. in direct contrast to the neighbor party. have a free movement and pay whatever it takes to the eu. that would mean giving away control of our law, our borders and our money and that would be a betrayal of the british people. i understand the prime minister is going to make a speech about this on friday. i hope she would address the concerns of 94% of the small and medium sites businesses. that says the government is ignoring their concerns but
who does she think might be better at identifying the business opportunities of the future. the confederation of british industry or the international trade secretary. he talks about the abuse of business and talks about the views of small business kind of like referring him to small business. the uk small business community sees the potential when for the independent uk global trade. we want trade to be as easy as possible. that's our position. small businesses are pushing to export those new areas. a good saving relationship with the european union. and free deals around the rest
of the world. mister speaker the international trade sector says the business organization that you seem to have got it all wrong. they don't know best how to prosper or grasp opportunities. just putting it gently to her. they have more of a clue than he has. living standards. last week the health secretary and it's wonderful to see him here today i assume he was speaking on behalf of the government when he said there would be areas and sectors of the industry where we agree to align our regulations. he seems to know the answer. so cannot prime minister enlighten the rest of us as to which sector of the government wants to remain a line. i'm going to be making a speech on these issues.
[inaudible conversations] i've already set out in some detail the position that the government is taking. i will elaborate on that further this week. what we want to ensure that the variety of the sectors. but also looking at issues like financial services and such a crucial part of our economy so we get the relationship that means we are able to ensure that we can see that trade going across the borders between the united kingdom and the eu 27 members. we are committed to that. he talks about people not having a clue. that's a labour party. mister speaker the endless
round of after dinner speeches on europe does not substitute for negotiations as to what is actually going to result from these negotiations altogether. one of the sectors already suffering very badly is that of help and social care. it is highly reliant mister speaker on migrant workers. we depend on them for our health and the character of those that need it. is it the prime minister a little bit concerned that european union workers with vital skills our leaving britain in unprecedented numbers now. the right honorable gentlemen might have noted. we still see more people coming into the uk then leaving the uk but we do have a care i care about the number of nurses into gps that and
gps that we haven't. that's what we have said the highest levels of training and the numbers of people in training gps. not just for people who are coming from the european union to work international health services but for those people here in this country who want to work there to get those trades in place. mister speaker from the government that as car in this training it doesn't seem to understand it takes eight years to train a dr. and completely up bolivia's to the fact that there are hundred thousand vacancies in the nhs. i think they should get a life and go visit the hospital. they see just how howard those people work in order to cover
for the vacancies that are there. surely we need to give immediate real assurance. just three months ago. the former sector. there can be no hard border that would be unthinkable see mike and the leaked letter to the prime minister he wrote even if a hard border is reintroduced we would expect to see 95% plus of goods past he is obviously mixing up the border. mister speaker came the prime minister confirm that she will
not renege on commitments made in phase one to keep an open border in ireland. he actually raised three different issues in that question. with the nationals. they are a key part of the agreement. it was about the right of them living here in the united kingdom in the united kingdom citizens living in the eu 27. we said we did it and we did just that. of course there are now 13,000 more on our borders. and just while he's talking about this and the number of years it takes to train doctors. if he's worried about the number of doctors now he can
talk about eight years ago. and the labor government. and just finally because he was third on the position of northern iowa. -- northern ireland. they are committed to make sure that we are delivering. government in the position of the party in northern ireland it is what we agreed in the december agreement. we are all committed to ensuring that there are no hard borders between northern ireland and ireland. if that is the case why is a foreign secretary and private correspondence about doing just the opposite of that. this is a government in
disarray. every time the cabinet meets. it gets even more bizarre soundbites. remember when we have brags it means brexit. then we have red white and blue brexit. and now we have ambitious managed divergence. the prime minister is incapable of doing anything coherent. when is she going to put the country's interests before the outside ego of her own cabinet. my priority is the priority of the british people and deliver
a good brexit. we are raising those in our schools. we are protecting the environment of future generations. that is a conservative government delivering on priorities. as opposed to the labour party. thank you mister speaker. we are getting over excited. thank you mister speaker may i master by wishing you mister speaker and indeed the whole house a very happy
thanksgiving day. thank you for taking representatives with the leader in the field. on the recent successful trade visit to china. what is the government planning to do to help regionals smes i would be very happy to make a large business transaction. it was a very good trip. very positive in terms of the connections in the deals that were agreed as a result of that trip. is working hard. to helps them around the world. and companies in the uk can
access our overseas and networks and networks and our programmers international events. also condemned the work. who are working very hard. last year the uk export provided 3 billion pounds in support hopping 221 uk companies 79 percent of those companies were sme. thank you mister speaker. in 2012 the prime minister talked about in a quote a future in which scotland will continue to flourish side-by-side as equal partners. the prime minister's stance on this. i continue to stand wanted to ensure the four parts of the kingdom continue to flourish.
it remains in the united kingdom. of course mister speaker the effort of what is unequal. with the government and they come completely together to stop that. mister speaker with the letter shows that he cannot get the goods with the most fundamental issues of brexit. to go between camden and westminster. you cannot make this up. the united kingdom.
it was not a result of their doing but actually a result of something that the network rail is doing. the compensation is available to those who suffer from the disruption. in automatic payments are available. but not everybody can be automatically refunded but we are operating delayed scheme. they can have access to the compensations that they deserve. i've asked the prime minister to reinforce her competence. on the legal attacks report. will the prime minister confirm that she will never a great any bit of borders
between northern island and the rest of the kingdom. we continue to stand behind all of the commitments that we made and my negotiating team will work with the commission to agree how they should be translated into legal form. if implemented what it implement -- impact the market. and no uk prime minister prime minister could ever agree to this. i will be making it crystal clear that we will never do so we far committed to ensure that we have no hard border between northern ireland and ireland. but it also made clear that it should continue to be trade between northern ireland and the rest of the kingdom as it is today. unemployment in the northeast.
the next step is under the economy. can i say to my honorable friend when i visited him. this is one of the proposals that they didn't put to me. i'm very happy to join with them in the northeast. there's a number of ways we are providing and ensuring that we see that economic growth in the northeast. and that's why we are investing hundred 26 million pounds with a local growth field. i know it's been confirmed recently. we will keep all of these options under consideration. thank you mister speaker.
agents from the shell gas company. recently posted it. asking her to agree to an geological survey they rejected that request. she was doorstep a few days earlier. does the prime minister know what it feels like to get an unsolicited letter from a group who won't take no for an answer. and was she doing that by saying no to fracking in england. the shale gas extraction could be a very important part of securing energy security in this country. i'm sure all has constituents in the constituents of others represented in this house. want to ensure that the government is doing everything i can. and we we don't see that lights been turned off.
it's obvious that there will be a concern about the draft of the eu. can the prime minister ensure me that when she response. both preserving and also strengthening the union of the united kingdom. first of all if i can reintegrate the point that i made in response to an earlier question we are very clear that we want to ensure that we are able to see that trading in the movement between all parts of the united kingdom. so that all parts of the united kingdom benefit from it. enhancing our precious union. the administration should be fully engaged in preparation they are discussions that are being taken also in response to the leader of the s&p.
s&p. it's our attention. that the vast majority of powers would start off there. that we will continue to talk to the bold administration. last december's report with concave access for northern ireland businesses into the internal market. today agree with me that the eu appears to be taking the agreement and ignoring such critical comments in our economy. let's say to the honorable gentlemen. it's absolutely clear. we do see and by the commitments we made in december and we are going to work negotiating with them. to agree how we put that into that.
part of that agreement was of course that we will see no hard border another part that it would be a guaranteed access to the northern ireland business. and as i said earlier and i was happy to repeat again. the commission has opposed that. it would undermine the uk common market and threaten the constitutional integrity of the uk by creating a custom border. no uk prime minister could ever agree to it. i'll be making it absolutely clear. with that commitment. into the december agreement she made on the withdrawal terms. for convergence on both sides of the border. does she accept that means if necessary the convergence between the united kingdom and
the european union. can i perhaps at this stage reserve my right to the speech i made in florence last year. which sets out very clearly that we recognize there will be some areas where we will have to have the same objectives and we will want to achieve those objectives in the same way. and there will be other areas our objectives will differ. what matters is that this united kingdom that will be able to take the decision. >> think you mister speaker. in all my life i've never seen such a mix. more is being left.
that we are recognizing the important issue. it actually raises that. we put more money into the issue. she talked about a stitch in time. and we won't take any of that thank you mister speaker. next week we celebrate international women's day. and the achievement of women globally. with more women in and work and more childcare to help them. does the prime minister agree with me.
can i say to you. they're absolutely right. i'm celebrate. because i want girls who are growing up today to know that they can achieve any that they want. how far they go is about them and their abilities and their willingness to work hard. we do see female employment at a joint high. that is the highest and the gender pay gap is at a record low. for full-time employment. as a is a conservative sub party and government. while the prime minister support that joint endeavors have 18 conservative and label councils. the archbishop of york. with the settlement by 200020. with the first directly elected.
can i say to the honorable gentlemen that we are committed. in the clear accountability. with the chef field city region. $1billion of new investment to the areas. i hear the enthusiasm he set forward in place to say i believe my right honorable friend the housing secretary actually met with a group of councils from yorkshire yesterday. excellent procedure. james burke and shire. thank you mister speaker. it's very good to be back. last year i have the privilege to open the cancer center at queen mary's hospital.
not knowing then how relevant that mate be. i pay tribute to the nhs and the outstanding people who work with the net and my own treatment has been absolutely outstanding but i know that early diagnosis in early treatment is key. and therefore with this in mind will my honorable friend see that the lung health check program announced by nhs glint last november is implemented as speedily and as widely as possible and will she do all that she can to challenge the stigma attached to lung cancer and some of the false judgments that are made so that it receives the attention it deserves into those suffering with the disease receive the care that they need.
i am absolutely delighted to see him back in this place. and can i also commend him for the interviews that he gave over the weekend and the way he spoke about his own experience and he's absolutely right about early diagnosis and can i say the message that he gave in his experience needs to be one that we all promote around the country where as if there is a the slightest doubt. is it problematic and a sign of something then please go to the dr. and get it checked out. there are many men particularly who think it's better not too. will just put up with that. go get it checked out. because crucially in character and in many other areas it's that early diagnosis in early action that can be taken that makes an enormous dish fritz to the patients. we are looking very carefully and monitoring the effects of this and we will be looking
carefully at the results of that. as he said we need to ensure that we get rid of the stigma of lung cancer and if anybody has a slightest suspicious of a problem actually goes to the dr. and get some self checked out. mister speaker many young people in the northeast employment is precarious. the youth employment. has remained constant. is actually the claimed. having a plan. it's simply not good enough. what does it pay tax rate resolve the problem i heard earlier from my honorable friend what we have seen overall in the northeast it's
something to be welcomed. that the intended outcome of the levy. i more opportunities for young people actually being put into practice. and i'm sure that my own honorable friend who is responsible will take up the particular lessons that he's made in the northeast. julie and teagan. last sunday we celebrated the achievements of two astronauts by honoring him with the freedom of the city. and give us assurance. with the eu space program and research will continue as we leave the european union. >> what can i say to my honorable friend.
it's one of the third is i hosted. when i became a prime minister. in to see the enormous enthusiasm he generated among young people in space and science. they make clear that through the framework we will continue to participate it will also be discussing with the eu how we can build on our successful cooperation. and she will have seen that it is an important development. that will enable us to take a real forward position. the prime minister will be aware that the huge new hospital is currently holding. it is delayed the more the ultimate cost will rise. more project management styles were laid off. will they commit to getting
their site back to work. and especially in the department of health and treasury to getting over this project. get the world rolling again next month. over 8,000 workers had have their jobs there. no comfort for those who have been made. he raises specific points about the metropolitan hospital. they had been working with the company so that it can recommence as soon as possible. behind the smiling beard of the leader of the opposition lies the real threat to the country's economy. potentially reassure me. this party will put jobs, prosperity and get before
ideology. working to talk about policy. more about policy. what can i say to my honorable friend that he's absolutely right. the way to do that is not to go out for hundred billion pounds. and the labour party will be a real threat. with the threat of hard-working people up and down this country. it is a second of the 22nd. they supported full legislative sovereignty. despite the processions in this week's speech. the sledge hammer. is it the reality that their
plans for brexit a fossil country. with the honorable gentlemen. he is run about what he says about what we are proposing in relation to the administration and indeed this is something that this government has done only recently. we are absolutely clear we are also clear that where powers are related to the uk as a whole it makes sense that they continue to apply for the whole of the united kingdom. thank you mister speaker. the prime minister showed me. to make ten minutes of daily
reading. as much a national habit. of eating the fruits and veggies. i'm very happy in joining to walk him. into marking real -- world book day. as a child i very much enjoyed reading. trying to ensure that we had ten minutes of reading every day. it is extremely important. and i would certainly support it. sometimes it's been a terrible shock to the local community. i know all of our thoughts are with our family and friends. i think the prime minister and the leader of the opposition for praising our incredible urgency and extremely difficult circumstances.
will the prime minister also paid tribute to our local residents who have pulled together to support one another showing great strength and courage. and while she make sure that we get all the support we need to get to the bottom of what happened and help my constituents put their lives back together again. can i say to the honorable lady we express our condolences to the family and friends. we also we recognize the impact it has on the local community. i'm very happy to pay tribute to local residents who have shown the real value of community in a way that they have come together on this. mister speaker. last year i attended a meeting
in the house of lords. with the human rights company. three very rave women told us their harrowing tales of how they had been treated in discrimination against the council. it is amazing how noisy feminists are so quiet about this issue. isn't it time that the form of justice was no longer there. can i say to my honorable friend that were very clear that there's one rule of law and the 90 kingdom. that is british law that felt like they had been discriminated against. i set up a review into a
sharia court. and as the review that has been recently published in the support. they will be responding to that shortly. with the organizations working with the victims of the modern slavery report that tomorrow that they are cutting their miserable daily living allowance. >> can i commend him for the interest in the work that he's done. and all of our efforts to stop this. our benefit system is there to provide a safety net for people. we can't be putting changes in place. i'm not aware of the details but i know my right honorable friend will want to look at
the specific issues that he has raised. do they have the concern. and does it head at some some of our leaning politics. can i say to my honorable friend i think people will be surprised to learn of those. the free press. and whenever they say actually is important that they are able to hold politicians to account and they are able to find a light and some of the darkest corners of our society. it will never change.
with the prime minister undertake that. of whether the level is there. when it was regulated. thank you. can i say to the honorable lady. and the work be done. i'm very happy to ask them. think you mister speaker. that the value of peace is priceless. can i ask my advice. that the good fighting agreement is safe in her hands. i should recognize that they
have the historic agreement. it has been fundamental with successes. and moving forward for a more secure future. i can assure my honorable friend that this government remains absolutely committed to the belfast agreement. announcer: you have been watching the british house of commons. you can go to c-span.org to find video of past prime minister's questions and other british public affairs programs. crimes tomorrow, the american israel public affairs committee holds its annual conference.
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