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campaign 2018. british prime minister theresa may answers questions from members of the house of commons on a range of domestic and foreign issues including the recent shooting at a pittsburgh synagogue and offers support for a cease-fire in yemen and briefs members on the current state of brexit negotiations. mr. speaker: order. questions to the prime minister. alan brown. mr. speaker -- mr. speaker: the prime minister. pm may: mr. speaker, i know the whole house would like to join me in sending our deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the horrific lifek out of the tree of in pittsburgh. we stand shoulder to shoulder with our jewish friends. this is the last prime
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minister's questions before armistice day. in the last 100 years since the end of the first world war, it is right that we remember all those who have served and continue to serve, those who have been injured and those who have given their lives in the service of this country. 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. mr. speaker: alan brown. brown: i concur with the condolences about the horrific massacre and about those who have served in our armed forces. my italian-born constituent laura nani has resided here since 1984, attended school here, has had two children and a british mother, yet the dwp has just decided that she does not have a right to reside. that is partly because she cannot prove she has had five years of continuous work, a situation that many european union nationals, including my wife, will find themselves in
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when formally applying for settled status. so what message does she have for laura, for my wife and for other e.u. nationals who face rejection from this heartless u.k. government? mr. speaker: i say to the honorable gentleman e.u. nationals do not face rejection by this government. we have been very clear about our commitment to protect the rights of e.u. nationals who are living here in the united kingdom when we leave the european union. mr. speaker: mr. mark halper. mr. harper: may i welcome what my right honorable friend said about armistice day? that will be welcomed by the 1st battalion, the rifles, who are based in my constituency. >> here. halper: the prime minister will know that the tax burden is approaching a 50-year high and that we do not help families with the cost of living by raising their taxes, so i am really pleased that we kept our promise to cut taxes for 32 million people.
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as the economy grows, can i ask my right honorable friend to make sure that we continue to cut taxes and to spend money on our priorities in a balanced way that works for everyone in our country? mr. speaker: i thank my right honorable friend and say to them is absolutely right. the budget did cut taxes for 32 million people, and the rise in the personal allowance will leave a basic rate taxpayer over £1200 better off next year than in 2010. helping people with the cost of living, it is not just about those income tax cuts. the rise in the national living wage next year will give a full-time worker an extra £2750 in annual pay since its introduction. and of course by freezing fuel duty, we have saved the average driver £1000 compared with pre-2010 plans. and we will continue to help with the cost of living with our balanced approach to the economy. mr. speaker: jeremy corbyn.
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mr. corbyn: thank you, mr. speaker. i join the prime minister in sending our sympathies and our solidarity to the tree of life synagogue in pittsburgh. yes, the attack was disgusting, depraved and appalling, and i am sure every single member of this house would completely and unreservedly condemn it for what it is. i will also be joining the prime minister to commemorate armistice day and remember all those who lost their lives in the first world war and indeed all the other wars since. mr. speaker, "if i were a prison governor, a local authority chief executive or a head teacher, i would struggle to find much to celebrate" -- in the budget. "i would be preparing for more difficult years ahead." does the prime minister think that analysis is wrong? mr. speaker: can i say to the right honorable gentleman looks -- if you look at what we set out in the budget, he will see that we set out more money for
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schools, more money for prisons -- yes, more money for prisons. have what we have set out in the budget is that austerity is indeed ending. >> [shouting] mr. speaker: and what does that mean -- pm may: and what does that mean? ending austerity is about continuing to bring debt down and putting more into our public services. we will set out further details in the spending review. but ending ending austerity is , not just about putting more into public services. it is about putting more money into people's pockets, as my right honorable friend has just made clear. what we are doing in this budget is giving the nhs the biggest cash boost in its history. the right honorable treatment -- gentleman used to ask me what taxes would go up to fund the rise in funding for the nhs. the answer on monday was that it is fully funded without putting
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up taxes. mr. speaker: jeremy corbyn. mr. corbyn: just for the record the words that i quoted in my , previous question were from the institute for fiscal studies. nonprotected, nonprotected departments face a real-terms cut of £4.1 billion. the prime minister promised that austerity was over. the reality is that it was a broken-promise budget, and she knows it. with violent crime rising, police numbers slashed and conviction rates down, why did the government fail to find a single penny for neighborhood policing in the budget? >> [shouting] i say to the right honorable gentleman first of all we did put extra money into ct policing in the budget. that was, that was on top, on top of the £460 million extra
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that has been made available for policing in this year. that is in sharp contrast to what labour was saying at the 2015 election when they shed -- they said the police should take 10% cuts in their budgets. mr. speaker: jeremy corbyn. mr. corbyn: mr. speaker. this is just another example of the contempt in which the government holds police officers. who said that? not me, the police federation. no wonder the police federation and police chiefs are taking the government to court over their pay. mr. speaker, with school funding 8% per pupil, does the prime minister and her chancellor think that "little extras" are enough to end austerity in our schools? pm may: can i say to the right honorable gentleman what we actually see happening as i said earlier is more money for
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-- more money in the budget for schools. that is on top of the £1.4 billion extra that has already been announced for schools this year, and there will be a further £1.2 billion will go into schools next year. and actually he is wrong because overall per-pupil funding is being protected in real terms by this by this government. , what do we see in the budget? we are ending austerity, we are bringing debt down, and we are putting more money into our public services. we are taking the country forward. what would he do? his policy would mean borrowing more, taxing more, and wasting more, and taking us back to square one. mr. speaker: jeremy corbyn. schoolsyn: many including mine, have had to , resort to asking students and their parents for funds. not me, sasha, a parent, worried about the future of her school, because this broken-promise budget means that headteachers will still be writing begging letters to parents.
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and can the prime minister explain why she chose not to end the benefit freeze for 10 million households, but instead brought forward a tax cut for higher earners? pm may: can i, can i say actually as the right honorable gentleman knows, we have put extra money into universal credit in the budget. what we see, what we have seen importantly, universal credit is being a welfare reform that ensures that people are encouraged to get into the workplace, and when they are there, they earn more. more. it's interesting the right honorable gentleman chose to raise the question of tax cuts. on monday, on monday he said putting come he said that cutting taxes to 32 million people was frittering money away and ideological tax. yesterday the shadow chancellor said labour would support a tax
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cut. [shouting] on monday, on monday the right honorable gentleman from the leader of the opposition, talked about tax cuts for the rich. yesterday his chatter chancellor set what we have always known, that the tax cuts were for middle earners, had teachers and people like that. so when the right honorable gentleman stanza prep secant allows whether he will back the tax cuts and vote for the budget. [shouting] >> jeremy corbyn. [shouting] >> are you done here? mr. speaker, mr. speaker -- >> order. it doesn't matter after all the time in the world. it will take as long as it takes to the right honorable gentleman will address a house that has been managed to listen, and the
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same goes with the prime minister is speaking. it will be a decent display of respect and we will go on for as long as necessary as the public would expect to ensure that that's the way we operate. that is all there is to it. jeremy corbyn. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the benefit freeze takes 1.5 -- [shouting] if you wait a moment i explain what i might -- >> order. call yourself young man. you are getting a little overexcited. i know you've already asked a question to you blurted it out and we are indebted to you but now is the time to keep quiet. jenna corbett. >> the benefit freeze takes 1.5 billion from 10 million low and middle income households. a low income households with children will be 200 pounds worse off. for them there is no in two austerity. labour would've ended the benefit freeze.
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and as she will knows, labour policy is to raise taxes to the top 5% and for the biggest corporations in the country. that would be a fair way of dealing with financial institutes facing this country. and can the prime minister confirm, will she kindly confirm there is still another 5 billion of cuts to social security to come in this parliament if that last until 2022, hitting the incomes of those with the least? will she confirmed that, yes or no? >> can i say to the right honorable gentleman that of course what he failed to mention from the budget is the result of the changes we've made an universal credit, 2.4 million people will benefit i 630 pounds a year. and when he talks about helping
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those who are on low income, yes, we are helping people who were on low income. where saving people money by freezing fuel duty. that's been opposed by the labour party. we're letting people keep more of the money they earn by cutting income tax. that's been opposed to the labour party. the right honorable gentleman keeps claim that he's backing working people but i say to them again, if he wants to put more money into peoples pockets, if he wants to take care of working people, he should vote for the conservative budget. [shouting] >> jeremy corbyn. >> i'm really not very clear whether that was a yes or a no, mr. speaker. she claims to be concerned about earning injustices. well, that concern fizzled out welcome didn't get? this is a broken promise budget. the prime minister pledge to end austerity at her party
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conference and the chancery char failed to deliver it in this house. the cuts continue. those on lower incomes would be worse off as a result of this budget. austerity has failed and needs to in now. mr. speaker, it's very clear. on the labour can be trusted to end austerity. and in the cuts to those on most incomes and invest in our country again. so now we know, cancel school, police, prisons -- [shouting] >> order, order. members can shout as long and as loudly as they like. order. and if they feel that they want to -- so be. the right honorable gentleman question will be heard. yes, when it comes to will be heard in full so don't waste your breath and amateur voices. jeremy corbyn. >> mr. speaker, i'm sure some of the members opposite will have whatever thing at the end so
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i'll repeat it for their benefit. [shouting] so now we know councils, schools, police, prisons, public sector workers and those reliant on social security will face years of austerity. will she apologize, apologize for her broken promise that she was going to end austerity because she has failed to do that? [shouting] >> first of all, the right honorable gentleman talks about my commitment to tackling earning injustices. yes. yes, they say from the front bench opposite. indeed. was a live with it introduced modern slavery act? no. was it labour that made sure that people in mental health crisis were not being taken to police cells? no. it was me. was it the labour party, was it the labour party that introduced
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the -- so the person we can see what's happening to people from across our communities and in country? no, it was me and this government. at how tells them what else this government has done. i'll tell him what else this government has done. by taking a balanced approach to the economy, for financial management, what do we see? borrowing down, unemployment down, income tax down. up they say. i will tell them, i'll tell them what's got up. support -- support -- [shouting] >> order, order. i said that the right honorable gentleman must be heard. the reply from a prime minister must be heard. prime minister. >> the labour benches want to know what's going up. i'll tell them what's got up. [shouting] as long as it takes i'm going to tell you.
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[shouting] [cheers and applause] [shouting] support for public services up. growth up. wages up. austerity is ending under the conservative. the hard work of the british people is paying off. [cheers and applause] [shouting] >> thank you, mr. speaker. click, click gorges found families face page for mile round-trip to get to the nearest treatment and causing them up to 161,000 per month. average families taking the children cancer treatment are paying 180 pounds per month.
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given the huge 20 billion increase to the nhs -- nhs budget which he meet with me and click sergeant introduced a young trouble fund to help these families with the cost of living? >> well, can i think my right honorable friend first question. obviously our thoughts are with those children and their families at what must be really difficult time for both the children and their families and we do continue to look at what we can do to help them. i believe when you talk to children from his constituency going to the nurse specialist treatment center, that great organization which does wonderful work for children, we do have a healthcare travel costs schema does allow patients to receive reimbursement for the travel costs if they are in receipt of a qualifying benefit on low income. but we recognize there's more to do, particularly for the cost of living for cancer patients including children, young people as my white elephant has rates rates and in no the relevant
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minister in the department of health will be pleased to meet with him and the charity to discuss this further. >> thank you, mr. speaker. can ask -- regarding the tree f life massacre at a course on armistice day. mr. speaker, can the prime minister guarantee the supply of medicines to the nhs to the delight of the no deal brexit? >> first of all as you we are working for a good deal for brexit and as he must also know all departments and, indeed, with issued technical notice to this is a others are making contingency arrangements should a no deal occur. of course, mr. speaker, that was no answer to the question. can the prime minister guarantee the supply of medicines in light of the new deal? mr. speaker, why does this government last week quietly begin a dramatically process to
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try and stop medicines at a cost of tens of millions of pounds? funds that should be spent on frontline health services. the prime minister has only be concerned about how brexit might on the conservative party. it is time that the prime minister will come to the real harm, or brexit policies could cause -- [inaudible] prime minister, isn't it the truth that this government is trying to cover up for a blind brexit? >> no. can i just say to the right honorable gentleman, first of all, first of all, if he had been listening and paying attention over the last months he would've known that actually in the budget last you year the chancellor make clear there was money available for no deal planning. we stepped up the no deal planning and the summer. departments like those are
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making the responsible contingency decisions that any government department would make. what we are doing is working for a good deal in brexit and we're working for a good deal that will benefit the whole of the united kingdom, including -- [inaudible] >> peter bone. >> mr. speaker, i always thought the chancellor was a bit iffy about brexit, but how wrong i was, sir. this week it was announced a brexit dividend budget if we come out of the european union with no deal. cut tariffs and abolish products and reallocate the 39 billion pounds that he was going to give to the eu in this cut, to this country, cutting taxes, improving public services and lowering data. prime minister, i always thought that you could be the queen of
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brexit. but did you ever think the chancellor could be the king of brexit? [laughing] >> can i say -- [shouting] can i say to my honorable friend that i am pleased to see the support my honorable friend shows or the chancellor. what the chancellor to vote this week is a budget that is good for people up and down this country. we should all be subverting that. >> -- celebrating that. >> in 2014 about to hmrc and the been chancellor to ask how much taxes unpaid on lighting income from private landlords they wrote back to me and said it was 500 million in their estimate which is enough to build around 7000 social homes. how much is that tax gap now? >> i say to the honorable lady that in overall terms we have enclosed in the tax gap over the
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years. i think my right honorable friend the chancellor said, any budget on -- is 2010, we have through the work we've been doing close of the tax gap to ensure we do with tax evasion and avoid there with collected 185 billion pounds or protector 185 billion pounds of revenue for the government. >> mr. speaker, it's a 47 years ago this week that the uk space launch took place through the black arrow project. many of us feel that too long. with the confirmation of vertical space court in scotland, very welcome, the real price it refers to work with horizontal launch. as the transluminal, it is well placed to deliver this but will the prime minister confirm that the government remains ambitious to first move on horizontal launch and will she back this?
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>> can i say to my honorable friend that is raise a very important issue and he is as i would expect championing the cause and this is when my honorable friends are also supporting him in that. have awarded grants worth 31.5 million to launch satellites and yuki so and announced 2 million-pound fund subject to business case to boost their ambitions to offer what he suggests the horizontal space flight and that includes flight such as yuki, glasco. the uk spaceflight program is continuing to consider these leading proposal amateur would have heard my honorable friend championing of the request. >> thank you, mr. speaker. my honorable friend the members, have told me about the handling evidence he witnessed during three weeks of hearing by the independent inquiry into child
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sexual abuse investigating nottingham council and it also raise some of the survivors courageous testimonies. i hope when inquiry panel published the recommendations next summer prime minister will accept them in full. but the survivors need help now. i situation has come forward, it's a small amount of money for the survivors group would have a disproportionate impact providing support and encouraging others to come forward. will she ensure the resources are made available to provide that help now? >> can i say to the honorable late she's raise an important issue and a pleased to set up the inquiry into child sexual abuse. as i sit at the time, i think people will be shocked to know the extent to which children were being abused in this country come in many different environments and circumstances. she's raise a particular issue in relation, and, of course,
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when the report of the intervention inquiry comes for we will look at their recommendations very seriously. and i will ask the relevant minister to look at the issue she has raised about the survivors group. we have worked, we did work, i did when i was at the home office worked with survivors groups. was talking to them and hearing from them that made me realize exactly how terrible come how terribly badly people are being treated, the crimes being committed at of the abuse that suffered and that's what it's important as independent inquiry gets to the truth. >> thank you, mr. speaker. following the welcome call overnight from the american administration for the ending of the bombing campaign in yemen, will my right honorable friend use britain's undoubted authority at united nations to press for a new security council resolution, demanding an
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immediate cease-fire and meaningful at inclusive negotiations to end what is the worst and most terrifying humanitarian catastrophe on the planet? >> can i think my right honorable friend who i know has been consistent in pressing on the needs for the people of yemen. we certainly ban, sorry, back his call to de-escalation in yemen. he references cultural and united nations seeker to counsel. in fact, march we propose and coordinator and you and security council presidential statement which called on the parties to agree steps towards a cease-fire. this remains our position as my right honorable friend the ministers said in the house i believe yesterday, a nationwide cease-fire will only have an effect on the ground if it is on a political deal of the conflict parties. my right honorable friend the foreign secretary discussed this matter with eu special envoy last night. they agreed the uk will continue
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to encourage all parties to agree to the escalation and to the lasting political deal which will ensure that any cease-fire will hold in the long-term. >> thank you, mr. speaker. young women are dying because if they're aged under 25 they can't get cervical smear test even if they have symptoms of relevant. while the prime minister take the easiest decision she will be asked to make this year and abolishes arbiter age limit and in doing so save women's lives? >> hear, hear. >> i say to the honorable judge but i like it is the issue soufflés. it's one that has been raised before it punishes like this it is important we take clinical guidance on it but, of course, issues about the future of -- how it operates are matters that the any case are then so is considered part of the long-term plan for the future. >> with the prime minister welcome acquittals this morning pakistan supreme court of -- the
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young christian wife and mother of five who spent over eight years in prison mostly solitary confinement facing the death penalty on blasphemy charges merely for drinking water? will the prime minister in particular command the courage and integrity of chief justice, for the messages sent at regarding religious freedom for those of all face in delivering this judgment setting for free of rectifying a grave injustice? >> i think my honorable friend and the news at the pakistan, the release of her, it will be very welcome to her family and to all of those who have campaigned in pakistan and, indeed, around the world for her release. our long-standing position on the death penalty is well known that we call for its abolition globally. >> mr. speaker, since 2010 the
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number of -- has risen from 1700, to 4700. we now have homeless encampment outside on victoria street. almost charities believe one of the main reasons for this huge increase is the botched introduction of universal credits and a general hostile environment towards the poor. can i ask the prime minister why she believes the number of rough sleepers have shot up by 268% on her watch? >> can i say to the honorable gentleman we recognize that we need to take action in relation to rough sleepers. we have a commitment to harbor -- by 2022 to end rough sleeping by 2027. we published a strategy to do with this and put initial funding, put initial fun at 109 pounds into this and our pilot projects being worked at various parts of the country in
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relation to this, in relation to this issue. and i hope he will if he's interested in this issue of rough sleeping, i hope he will support the proposals the government has put forward that will confirm in the budget for increasing stamp duty of those are purchasing -- adult live or work in the uk. that money go into supporting people who are rough sleeping. >> thank you, mr. speaker. when my right honorable friend join me when she goes to the -- next nixon in paying tribute not only to our own war debt from this country but to those 3 million who came from the commonwealth to serve in the cause of freedom? i was sadly not be encumbered this weekend. i will be laying a wreath in delhi pay my own tribute and in all behalf of this whole house paying tribute to those who suffered and died. will she join also in wearing -- the reason for which is the homespun coffin that remembers
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counties and it is contribution to the effort is of vital reminder to all of us here are links around the world but particularly to india. >> can i think my honorable friend for highlighting this vital contribution that was made by soldiers from around the commonwealth and he is highlighted particularly those from india. i also pretrip to my right honorable friend his own military service. we must never forget that over 74,000 soldiers came from undivided india and lost their lives. a a level of them won the victoa cross for the outstanding bravery. >> hear, hear. >> and he will know they paid and paid a crucial role across multiple continents. like to also congratulate the role of british legion for the effort in recognizing this contribution with the special cardy poppy on right -- honor
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their sacrifice and i will certainly be interested in wearing it at some stage over the top of the lead up to armistice day. just as i'm pleased to the a ceramic poppy today. the honorable light from the front bench opposite says she is wearing both and i'm very pleased to see that and also like to send very pleased to where the ceramic poppy today that a see a number of honorable members are wearing which were created by a school in a northwest, st. vincent indeed, and it is very important i think at this time that we all recognize and younger generations understand the immense sacrifice that was made for their freedom. >> hear, hear. >> mr. speaker, what does the prime minister say to a local primary school is written in desperation as a struggling took over the basic pay the budget is cut and can only be spent on little extras. the chancellor said schools --
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maintain hours cannot buy a new whiteboard or laptop. from what used as a whiteboard if there's no teacher to use it? >> can i say to her as i said earlier in response to the leader of the opposition, we are putting one point, auburn .1.4 billion pounds extra into schools this year. putting an extra 1.2 billion into schools next year and the 490 announced in the budget comes on top of that 1.4 billion this year and crucially over all per-pupil funding is being protected in real terms. >> thank you very much, mr. spe. prime minister, you quite rightly referenced the centenary of the first world war. wouldn't that be a very fitting time to in another burning injustice, namely the legal scapegoating of brave army veterans by others for political
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or financial gain? last week 104 new conservative college with members officer, over 50 members, including previous chiefs of the defense staff wrote to you and asked you to join with us in defending those who defended us. i know there are only 104 of us but nevertheless. >> can i say to my honorable friend i recognize the passion with which he has championed the interest of our brave soldiers, and we owe so much to them across so many different areas and some of different fronts for the heroism, their bravery, for everything they have done to maintain our freedom. he has of course raise particularly in the past and now this issue that was raised in northern ireland questions as well about the question of the legacy, concerned there are in relation to what happened during the troubled cases been taken
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against, not to soldiers but police officers also bravely defended freedom in northern ireland and acted against the terrorist or where committed to make sure all our standing deaths in northern ireland should be cascaded in a way that is there, balanced and that is proportionate. the current mechanisms are not proportionate with a disproportionate focus on all the member of the armed forces and the police to we want to see these deaths being investigated in ways that are fair, balanced and assisted proportionate. >> i have a constituent, a uk citizen, who for the best part of the last decade has been unsuccessfully trying simply to renew his passport. for some of our fellow citizens, the system is clearly broken. so can ask the prime minister is for office, not the home secretary with immigration secretary, but that her office
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will review this case and then come back to this house and tell us if we think ten years simply to renew a passport is even remotely acceptable? >> can i sure the honorable chuck but i would make sure the case is properly looked into. >> extremely grateful. >> mr. speaker, i like to associate myself with the fine words the prime minister and others on the armistice, and may i invite her to warmly welcome the choir and -- will join our own own parliament decedent in a concert in winston hall to mark this historical occasion? >> maybe the right honorable label offer us a little ensemble for what is in store. the prime minister. >> mr. speaker. i'm very happy to join right honorable friend in welcoming the choir and the german vice president to this concert that is taking place this evening, every dating way to recognize
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what the centenary of the armistice. as part right honorable friend may also know, the german president would be laying a wreath this year. armistice, what armistice gives us is an opportunity to come together to remember the immense sacrifices made in war but also to join with our german friends to mark reconciliation and the peace that exists tween our two nations today. the concert this evening is part of that. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the prime minister rightly chooses -- to spend holidays and her walks inspire her to make decisions such as the 2017 general election. amongst the delights of north wales is its food and farming sector and a particular the seafood which relies on direct and fast exports to the european union which is now free of
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barriers and free of tariffs to canada prime minister assure the house that that sector, automotive and aviation, can enjoy after this march the same free movement underpinned by a comprehensive customs union? >> i say to the honorable gentleman that he spent a number of sectors we have heard from the sectors, their concern about trade. the proposal we put forward to the european union that would provide for that frictionless trade as part of a free trade area. >> bt foods in hazing is a successful food manufacture and supplies hotels and restaurants. they recently make a very good breakfast sauce called the full english brexit which will be appreciated by my college but maybe a little hot to me. [laughing] the chief executive has been in touch with me.
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you like to invest 2.5 million pounds the current jobs and and for the investment in the business but he is concerned about continued access to the market as we leave the european union. could ask the prime minister to bear in mind as she concludes negotiations importance of protecting investment and jobs all over the country. >> can i say to my right honorable friend i think our honorable friend the members of one book might like a hot english breakfast or put on his breakfast sausages. i can also reassure my right honorable friend that the plans we have set out is a plan that recognizes the importance of protecting jobs in this country? what we want to see is that this is fairly customs model with the freedom to strike new trade deals around the world it also a good trade deal with the european union with a free trade area that, rulebook for industrial goods and agricultural products, that will be good for jobs and we are working towards that good deal.
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>> up to 20 billion pounds since the pension funds unclaimed by pensions. that's why the pensions dashboard would help people is such a good idea. so why is the government backtracking on delivering the dashboard by putting the responsibility of the pension industry? does the prime minister hariri believe that the -- responsible for all this unclaimed money in the first place is best suited to take control of healthy pensioners to retrieve what is rightly theirs? >> it is, i i agree, it is important people understand their pensions and understand what they are entitled to. and that's why the dwp is working with the pensions industry on this issue and we are not just what with them, we put money forward as part of this project to ensure that information is there and is available.
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>> will the prime minister give reassurance to those of us in this house and in the country who voted to leave the european union that under no circumstances will she recommend or agree to any alteration in the exit date of the 29th of march next year? >> i'm happy to give it reassurance. we're leaving the european union on the 20th of march, 2019. >> many of these your nationals with my constituency. does the prime minister think it's fair that these citizens who of lived here for years and contributed should have to pay for the right to stay? >> as i said to others of his colleagues, we have come we're protecting eu citizens rights. where protecting eu citizens rights. that was one of the key issues that we put at the forefront of the discussions before december
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joint report was agreed but we're going further than that. i was in norway yesterday and discuss with other countries the protection will give to ea as citizens will believe the european union. >> there are 50,000 amputees in syria. will the prime minister join me to sing syrians flagship concert, parliament turns from across this house sing like they can hear us and remind the people from syria, the civilians that we have not forgotten them? >> can i say to my honorable friend i will look at my diary. i can't guarantee that i will be able to attend the concert that can i commend her and all those parliamentarians will be taking part in that concert for the work they're doing and singing for syria is a great movement, a great think it actually reminds people not just raising money but reminds people of importance
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of remembering those civilians in syria who as she said we want to ensure that they know they have not been forgotten. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the only -- can continue to bake successfully for foundation contracts is a national great cables are moved. what the prime minister commit her good offices to work with national grid and have cables removed by 2020 so that other manufacturers can win contracts and secure northeast jobs for many years to? >> can't i say did honorable lady i would be pleased to make sure i wasn't minister looks at the issue she has raised. >> during a recent meeting, i was shocked to discover every single one of them is subject to
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violent attacks by pupils or parents. as the, launches its nhs violent reduction strategy today what my right honorable friend consider what else we can do to protect our teachers and the valuable work that they do? >> yes, i am certainly happy to look at the issue my honorable friend has raised and i think there is, she refers to what i assume is physical violence or attacks that teachers have been under. i myself have also seen cases ck teachers have come under considerable attack. i would say harassment and bowling on social media as well as i think this is an issue we do need to look after. >> mr. speaker, the black cultural archives based in london is the only national heritage center dedicated to preserving and celebrating the histories of black people in this country. however, unlike other national institutions like the national gallery or british museum which gets over 40% of the funding from central government, the bca
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currently receives none and is a threat to closure. she talks about the race disparity orders. can ask the prime minister to explain the differential treatment of the bca and in this wind rush your of all years to right this wrong and provide it with the funding it desperately needs? >> and i say to the honorable gentleman, first of all that is i think a difference approach that is taken between those museums that are considered to be national museums and those that are developed in other circumstances. i recognize what he is saying about the importance of this particular organization and this particular, the relevance of what it is commemorating and reflecting and i would ask the minister to look at the issue that he has raised. >> a social and economic function of the unit has changed everything so welcome leveling
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the playing field announced in the budget this week with a cut in business rates and the future high-speed fun but what local businesses the able to work with local council to decide how that money is spent? >> can i say to my honorable friend, thank you for highlighting the help we are providing to the high street fund. as he said this will enable local areas to develop an fund plans to make their centers fit for the future. i will be supporting local leadership with the task force giving them expert advice on how to adapt and thrive and it will be possible for local businesses to work with the local authorities to develop the plan that would indeed ensure that we continue to have planned for the high street that a fit for our towns and cities. >> mr. speaker, last week the prime minister misled the house in response to a friend over police pensions. this week it's merged the
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national police chief counsel have taken the unprecedented steps to address legal action against this government over its 165 million-pound raid on pensions. isn't it the case that under her leadership this government has destroyed relations with the police so considerably that they have wrist public safety? >> no. the honorable lady is wrong in her portrait of what to seven. first of all i did say that this issue of pension was one that had been known for a number of years and, indeed, it has been known about for a number of years. we are committed to public service sector service pensions that is fair to public service but also fair to taxpayer. it's important the cost of these public-sector pensions are understood and fully recognize by government. the budget has made clear there's 4.5 billion pounds available to support public services next year in managing increase pensions costs.
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my right honorable friend the home secretary is working with the police to understand the impact the pension changes and shall we make the right funding decisions to support frontline services. >> finally, mr. phil davis. >> thank you, mr. speaker. can the prime minister tell the house where she and her government believe it's right that government spending is to be increased at a faster rate of overseas aid than for hard-pressed schools, policing and fire services in the uk? while this house might be typically out of touch with public opinion on this issue, will she accept the vast majority of the british people sing that that priority is crazy crackers? >> can i say to my honorable friend, i continue to believe it's right that the united kingdom maintains its commitment to spend more .7% of gni of gni honor international development, and i would say to my honorable
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event that i would suggest that you look at the speech in south africa when essence of africa in africa in august i gave a speech which is 100 want to ensure that that international development aid is not just helping the most vulnerable people across the world but also is helping countries to ensure that they can provide the economy's, the good governance and jobs will take them out of needing that international development and international aid in the future. i think it is right we continue with our commitment to the force people across the world and to helping countries to ensure that they have a long-term sustainable future. >> thank you. order. >> point of ordrd announcer 1: you have been watching prime minister's questions. you can see it live on c-span2 on wednesday or watch sunday night at 9:00 em eastern. you can go -- pm eastern.
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