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it was tweeted that president trump after signing the executive order to keep immigrant families together, secretary nielsen has arrived at capitol for meetings with house republicans. meanwhile, politico's rachel baie and john bresnahan reporting that house republicans plan to vote thursday on dualing immigration passes. both are expected to fail right now, delivering an embarrassing defeat to gop leadership as the party struggles to address the family separation crisis at the border. they write that president trump was unable to convince wary conservatives to back a carefully crafted, quote, compromise immigration practice during his address to gop lawmakers tuesday night so republican leaders are engaging in a frantic last-minute whipping effort to move votes. we're waiting for the budget committee to resume their deliberations on the budget resolution for 2019. we'll have it live here on c-span3 when it starts. until then, today's prime minister's questions and even
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comments at the house of commons on the issue facing the u.s. at the southern border. >> order. questions to the prime minister. dr. allen whitehead. >> thank you. thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, mr. speaker, yesterday marked one year since the attack on the finsbury park mosque. it was a truly cowardly attack that was intended to divide us, but we will not let this happen. we have been joined today by the iman of the mosque mohammed mahmoud and i'm sure members across the house will join me in paying tribute to his extraordinary bravery and dignity. >> here, here. >> mr. speaker, friday is the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the mv empire wind brush at
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tilbury. it's right we recognize and honor the enormous contribution of the windrush generation and their descendants. that is why -- that is why we have announced an annual windrush day which will keep alive their legacy for future generations and ensure we all celebrate the diversity of britain's history. mr. speaker, this morning i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others in addition to my duties in this house. iship have further meetings today. >> dr. allen whooid whitehead. >> can i address the finsbury mosque terrorist attack. we should remember that that's one year on in the way that we are. could i ask the prime minister following the agreements that were signed up to by the uk at the paris climate change summit, will she now commit to a new uk
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climate change target of zero net emissions before 2050? >> can i say to the honorable gentleman that it the united kingdom has been leading the way in dealing with this issue on climate change. it was the united kingdom that was the first country to actually bring in the piece of legislation that related to this, and this government has -- and this government has a good record in dealing with these issues. crucially, we have ensured that we do remain committed to the paris accord, and i would pay tribute to those, my right honorable friend, the member for hastings and rye, who played a very key role in ensuring that that paris accord was agreed to and everybody signed up to it. >> simon hall. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the home of the jurassic coast but my friend will be pleased to know it's not full of dinosaurs.
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[ laughter ] we are -- we are embracing the days of accounting. all of minority constituents want to ensure the safety and dignity of women. as a husband and father, i do, too. will she confirm that we will make the horror of upskirting illegal quickly and in government time? >> thank you. well, i can reassure my honorable friend i agree with him. upskirting is a hideous invasion of privacy. it leaves victims feeling degraded and distressed. we will adopt -- we will adopt this as a government bill. we will introduce the bill to the commons this thursday with a second reading before the summer recess, but we're not stopping there. we will also ensure that the most serious offend remembers added to the sex offenders register and victims should in no doubt their complaints will be taken seriously and perpetrators will be punished.
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>> jeremy corbin. >> here. >> thank you very much, mr. speaker. i join the prime minister in welcoming my friend imam mohammed mahmoud for coming here today and for the enormous humanity and preference mind he showed on that terrible day a year ago when he prevented violence from break out on the streets of my constituency, and i thank him and all the religious leaders in the local community that did so much to bind people together. as a country we should be bound together in condemning racism in any form wherever it arises. mr. speaker, i'm pleased that the prime minister mentioned the windrush generation and i, too, join her in commemorating that event when the windrush generation arrived in this country. i hope the hostile environment will be put behind us and that we will take the special moment today to welcome a daughter of the windrush generation as a new member of this house, the member
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of parliament. she brings enormous experience to this house in dealing with the problems of poverty and dislocation in her borough and will make a great contribution to this house. mr. speaker, today marked world refugee day, a time to reflect on the human misery of 65 million refugees displaced across the globe. this is a responsibility on all political leaders to both aid refugees and act to tackle the crises and the conflicts that are driving this vast movement of people. mr. speaker, the prime minister said that's their -- well, thank you. the prime minister has said extra funding for the national health service will come from three sources, brexit, economic growth and the taxation system. well, there can be no brexit dividend before 2022. economic growth is the slowest since 2009, so which taxes are
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going up? >> well, can i say something to the honorable gentlemen. he mentioned a number of issues in his opening question. can i first of all -- can i first of all take this opportunity -- can i first of all take this opportunity of saying that i was struck when i visited finsbury park mosque after the attack by the very close work that was being done by a number of faith leaders in that community. i commend them for the work that they are doing, that they were doing then that i know that they continue to do an that we see being done in other communities including in my own community and the right honorable gentleman ended up by i think asking a question on the national health service so can i be -- can i be -- can i be very clear about this? we have set out a long-term plan for the nhs. that is securing the future for the national health service. we've set aside funding settlement that will be funded.
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there will be money we're no longer sending to the eu that we will be able to spend on our nhs. well, honorable members may shout about this, know that that issue is not the mollist of the labor bench. the shadow health secretary said it's a deceit but perhaps -- perhaps i can tell them it was another labor member said a few weeks ago. he said we will use the funds returned from brussels after brexit to invest in our public services. it was him, the right honorable gentleman, the leader of the opposition. >> mr. speaker, i'm very pleased the prime minister's reading my speeches so closely.
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i said that the money in the eu should be structure funded to agriculture and fishing industries support, funding for research and for universities. mr. speaker, could i remind the prime minister the question i asked was about taxation to deal with her nhs promises at the weekend. last year she might care to forget last summer actually, but she wrote in the conservative manifesto firms and households cannot plan ahead with the threat of unspecified threat of higher taxes. by her own admission households and businesses need to plan so can she be straight with people. which taxes are going up and for who? >> the right honorable gentleman, as i said on monday, right honorable chancellor will set out the full funding
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package. he will listen to people properly. he will send it out properly before properly before the spending review. i'm interested that the right honorable gentleman has now confirmed that the labor party thinks there will be money coming back from the european union. i have to say i think that there will be one circumstance in which there will be no money coming back from the european union. that's if we adopted labor's policy of getting a deal at whatever the price. >> mr. speaker, at the weekend the prime minister said there will be about 600 million a week more being spent on the nhs in cash. that will be through the brexit dividend. well, our net contribution the -- our net contribution to the european union is about $8.5 billion a year. 600 million a week is over 30 billion a year. >> mr. speaker, her figures are
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so dodgy they belong on the side of a bus. >> we expect that from -- we do expect that from the foreign secretary, but why is the prime minister pushing her own mickey mouse figures? >> can i say -- can i say to the right honorable gentleman he thanked me earlier for reading his speeches. can i just suggest that he or perhaps his researchers should spend a little more time carefully reading and seeing and listening to what i actually say on these matters. he has claimed -- he has claimed that i said that by 2023-'24 there would be 600 million more in cash terms per week being spent on the nhs from the brexit dividend. no, i didn't say that. what i said was the following. there will indeed be 600 million pound more -- around 600 million
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pounds more being spent on the nhs every week in cash terms as a result of a decision taken by this conservative government to secure the future of the nhs. that will partly be funded by the money we no longer spend on the european union, and as a country -- as a country -- as a country we will be contributing a bit more. we will -- we will listen to views on that, and the chancellor of the exchequer, my right honorable friend also, bring forward that package before the spending review. i have to say to the right honorable gentleman. if he is so concerned about people's taxation and what they are spending in tax, why is it that when we increase the personal allowance and have taken nearly 4 million people out of paying income tax all together he and the labor party opposed it? corbyn. >> mr. speaker, last night the prime minister send an email
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>> whether speaker, last night the prime minister sent an e-mail to conservative members telling them, and i quote, the money we now send to the eu will go to the nhs. the government's own office of budget responsibility says they won't see any dividend until at least 2023. the prime minister talks about a strong economy but economic growth last year was the slowest of any major economy, and already been downgraded this year. so if growth doesn't meet expectations, does that mean -- this is the question -- does that mean extra borrowing or higher mystery taxes? >> answer the question. >> can i say -- can i say to the right honorable gentleman it is the balanced approach that this government takes to our economy
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which has enabled us -- oh, they ole groenan. they don't like to hear that there is a fundamental difference between us because we do believe in keeping taxes low. we do believe in putting money into our public services, and we also believe in dealing with our debt and making sure that we get debt falling. what would the labor do? the labor party wouldn't have money to put in the national health service because the labor party would bankrupt our economy, and, yes if we're talking about the amount of money that's being put into the nhs, let's just look at what the labor party offered at the last election. the labor party said -- the labor party said that 2.2% more growth for the nhs would make it the envy of the world. well, i have to say to my honorable and right honorable friends, i chose not to listen to that. we're not putting 2.2% growth
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in. we're putting 3.4% growth in. >> mr. speaker, under labor the nhs increase would have been 5% this year, and the ifs confirmed that in this year, in this year there would be 7.7 billion more for the nhs. and what's her offer? a promise of 394 million pounds per week without saying where any of it is coming from apart from these mysterious phantom taxes that the chancellor is presumably dreaming up as of this very moment. but mr. speaker, there is a human element to all the issues surrounding the national health service and public spending. let me give you an example. virginia wrote to me last week,
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and she says -- she says my diabetic daughter has fallen down on four occasions in the last month. she now has both legs in plaster and has been told there isn't enough money for the nhs to give her a wheelchair. mr. speaker, the ifs studies say the nhs needs 3.3% just to maintain current provision which i remind her are at crisis levels. does she think standing still is good enough for virginia or anybody else that's waiting for the treatment they need and deserve? >> that's why we're putting in extra money to see that we see improved care in the nhs and what the chief executive of nhs england has said of our announcement we can face the next five years with renewed certainty and the multi-year settlement provide funding we need to shape had a long-term plan for key improvements in
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cancer, mental health and other critical services, and if he wants to talk about what the labor party do in relation so health service where he started, let's not look at what they say but what they actually do. for every one pound extra, we spend on the nhs in england, labor in wales spent only 84p. typical lane. say one thing and do another. >> mr. speaker, health spending grew by 5% in wales last year, rather more than in england. her 3.4% is actually just 3% as it's only for nhs england. nothing for public health budgets, nothing for community health or vitally nothing from social care. this is less than needed after standing still and it or the longest funding squeeze there's
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now 4 million poem waiting on nhs waiting lists, cancer targets not met for over three years, nurse numbers falling, gp numbers falling and 100,000 staff vacancies. nhs trusts a billion in deficit and a 1.3 billion funding gap for social care. the prime ministry is wright i-to-us just to stand still. until this gloflt can be straight with people where the money is coming from, why should anyone, anyone anywhere trust them ton the nhs? [ applause ] >> tile tell the right honorable gentleman while people should trust us on the national health service. for the 70 years of the national health service, for 43 years of those years it's been under the stewardship of a conservative
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government. we have despite -- despite taking difficult and necessary decisions on plic spending in 20 so, as a result of the deficit left by the last labor government. we've consistently by the money into the national health service. this is a plan that gives it certainty of funding for the next five years and working with clinicians and others in the national health service we will see a ten-year and to improve fair for the hey. the gentleman it stand up here all he wants and talk about the monies for the labor party but we know that the laeb party plans would bankrupt this economy and isf said labor would not raise as much money as they claim even-in-the-short rain, let hey lone the long one.
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in short, their plan couldn't actually add up. conservatives putting money in and labor losing control of public finances that are bankrupting britain. >> reports this week conclude that millenials will face worse health problems than their parents and that a key course of this is relationship kwhal earnings. yes, 31% of millenials say they didn't have strong relationships and support growing up. what action is the prime minister taking for over 60 honorable friends to strengthen familiar hi relationships? >> well, can i thank my honorable friend for the way she conditions to highlight this report -- we're doing as much as we can to support families.
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providing ed craig and legislation. helping children to maintain respectful relationships in their ice and pack up -- but up to 39 million pound. we will help integrate support for local services for local families. as my honorable friend has said before. children who rex posed to frequent intend it had and poor comments can experience a delaine in the mental health. we understand the importance of supporting families as such as early stage. >> i shoesht myself for the remarks on a yore ago on the finsbury park morning. mr. speaker, many of us n this
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house will be aware of the deep hi distressing audio and images of children separated from their parents in u.s. defence centers. infants as young as 18 months are being caged like animals. babies of 8 months are being left isolated in rooms, and last night the former head of u.s. immigration and customs enforcements said he expects hundreds of these children never to be reunited with their parents. lost in the system, orphaned by the u.s. government. is the prime minister still intending to roll out the red carpet for donald trump? >> can i -- can i first of all say to the right honorable gentleman i'm pleased to see him in the chamber to be able to ask his questions but on -- on the very -- on the very important issue that he's raised of what we have seen in the united states, the pictures of children
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being held in what appear to be cages are deeply disturbing. this is wrong. this is not something that we agree with. this is not the united kingdom's approach. indeed, when i was home secretary i ended the routine detention of families with children. we have a long and -- a special and long enduring relationship, long-standing relation with the united states and i think it is right there will be a range of issues i'll discuss with president trump, a range of issues about our shared interests and i think it's important that we -- that we make sure when we see the president of the united states here in the unit kingdom that we're table have those discussions. it msnbc when we disagree with what they are doing we say so. >> mr. speaker, i have to see that as a disappointing answer. we should all -- we should all be unreservedly condemning the actions of donald trump and i ask the prime minister to do that, but, of course, on the
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issue of immigration, while the u.s. administration calls it a zero tolerance policy, the prime minister calls it a hostile environment. we know that this governor detends children and centers in the uk. the uk is the only eu country to detain people indefinitely. on world refugee day, will the prime minister end her policy of indefinite decision? >> can i say to the right honorable gentleman, first of all of in relation to the question of what we see happening in the united states i clearly and wholly unequivocally said that that was wrong. on -- on the issues that he's referred to in relation to detention, the detention pom see
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here. p we did this early after 2010. we do on occasion meter the same people. i commissioned the former probation ombudsman to look at this issue and as a result we introduced the at-risk policy which means we have a clear assumption that adults who are at heck shot -- should not be detained. we've been asked to go back and hock again at this issue. we're carefully studying that report and will publish in dewer. >> half year the number of chirp in the care system in england rose to $73,000 with huge consequences. the care crisis review published last week found that the divers of this week carried a risk aremembers blame culture and a
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veil for you to direct sport. will the prime minister commit to ensuring that state intervention to remove children from families is only used as a last resort? >> all right. can i say to my honorable friend she's absolutely right to say that care proceedings should be a last resort, should only be undertaken after other steps have failed because we want everybody child to be a safe home. >> my honorable we're carefully considering report findings and recommendations. >> mr. speaker, if i can sum rides what we've just heard. president trump has locked up 2,000 little children in cages and is refusing to release them unless he's allowed to build a wall. he's quit the u.n. human rights
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council, praised kim johnun's treatment of his own person and turned away muslims. what does this man have to do to have the invitation she's extended revoked? >> i -- as i said -- >> order, order, order! the honorable gentleman's question was heard about courtesy. >> okay. >> and the prime minister must be heard with securitity. >> first after the pictures that depict the way children in the united states are being treated is unequivocally wrong. on the wider uof the president of the united states coming to the united kingdom, there are many members of the house who consistently encourage me to raise issues with the president.
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united states. we do that when we disagree with the united states and we tell them so, but we also have -- we also have some key shared interests with the united states in the security and defense field and in other areas as well, and it is right that we are able to sit down and discuss though with the president, the president of a country in which we continue and will have a special relationship. >> mr. nigel mills. >> residents are very worried about building houses next to sites where there's contaminated waste since the 1970s. will the prime minister admit that a thorough and competent assessment of the risks need to be carried out before permission to build houses is given on that site. >> i completely understand the concerns that he's raised on this tissue. i've dealt with issues of contaminated land sites and development on them in my own
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quincy in the past. we do take resident safety in relation to contaminated land very seriously and we do make sure that the guidance is up 'dated regularly and developers already are required to comply with a host of legal regulatory safeguards before they build on contaminated land and we also require they work n conjunction with the environment regulations. >> the government has granted license for legalize cannabis on an industrial scale. some efforts were stalled and i'm wondering what will happen on day one when 20,000 people apply to the panel? can the government notice the writing on the wall and provide medical cannabis to many, many
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people who would benefit? >> can i say to the honorable benefit. first of all, i want to offer condolences to the areas where the treatments have not been effective and cannabis will help. i understand that people of suffering had want to alleviate their symptoms. this is done to ensure they meet regular rouse states so that doctors and patients are ensured of their efficacy, quality and standard, and my right honorable friend, the home secretary, announced yesterday a two-part review. we see from the recent cases that we need to look at this carefully, and that will be a review by the chief executive officer followed by a review by the advisory council and my right already friend is set up up an export bay to describe ♪
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echt. >> last saturday marks two years since the murder of colleague jo cox. though she's still not with us her legacy lives on through the work done in her name. this work covers many issues including loneliness can i welcome yesterday's announcement on a to million pound to recognize loneliness and can we pay print to groups such as bright light and others in my consequence who do so much to tackle the rural isolation we find there. >> i'm very happy to join my honorable friend in commending the work of the groups she's referred to in her own constituency of bright life and age uk and the work that they are doing. she's absolutely right, of course. saturday did mark the two-year anniversary of jo cox but me is's also right in saying that the legacy of jo cox lives on on the issues that she cared about, particularly on the issue of loamness and i was pleased we were able to use 2 million
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pounds to combat loneliness, bring is people together and connecting people in remote areas and improve transport connections to make face-to-face contact easier. jo was passionate about seeing a step change in the way we deal with loneliness in this country and we're termed -- we're determined to support her efforts. >> given that only welsh water, a future makes no such payments, when might the prime minister get behind the efforts to double the size of the mutual and cooperative contribution to our economy? >> can i say to the honorable gentleman, there are many good examples of mutuals and cooperatives who operate in our economy and do so well and provide services to -- to individuals. there is no limit on -- on the
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number of muchs and cooperatives who could choose to be set up? what we want to see it is a mixed economy and they play an important part. >> bill wiggan. >> my right honorable friend will be aware that i've raised a issue of for beds no fewer than 12 times over the years. can she confirm that the funding is now in place to deliver the much-needed beds. >> can i say to my honorable friend. i,000 know he says he's been a consistent campaigner on this particular issue. we have announced over 3.9 billion of new additional capital funding for the nhs up to '22-'23 in order to support the sustainability and transformation partnership plans of the major communities. major considerations are underway across the country and we want to devise a scheme every year going forward based on high quality plans and coming forward from local nhs leaders.
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it is important that these plans are driven by the local nhs but they will ensure better care for patients. >> thank you very much. mr. speaker, it's said there's no greater pain than losing your child, especially when it's under circumstances that are entirely and easily avoidable. my constituent whose son michael tragically drowned in the jubilee river was shocked to learn that schools are not required to teach water safety and the impact of cold water shock. does the prime minister not agree that as we're currently in the middle of the life saving society's annual drowning prevention week, now is the opportune moment to discuss this matter with ministerial colleagues and announce the compulsory inclusion of these vital lessons? >> can i say to my honorable friend, i thing for raising this
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important issues and sympathies with the family that he referred to in the truss but we do sake this very seer luce. that's -- we aim to reduce the droupgs by 2026. we want to make sure that swimming instruction is compulsory at primary levels and understand there's more to do. we're reviewing the recommendations of the report that is part of the sporting future strategy which aims to improve the swimming curriculum. >> thank you. thank you, mr. speaker. the prime minister knows that i, a son of a doctor and pharmacist, share her strong commitment to the nhs. would you reassure me and this how is that the additional funding to be provided will lead to measurable improvements in
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outcome so to ensure that the money we spend will be most beneficial. >> what we don't want to see is money being wasted on bureaucracy and not getting to patient care and that is why -- that is why it's so important that alongside the extra money as part of the ten-year plan we'll be working with the nhs on making sure not only that we see weather outcomes, of the extra man but we need to make sure that the money is spent wise hi and in the interest of patients. >> after four weeks of northern rail chaos passengers in the north of england have had enough. the government has said network rail didn't deliver and that northern wasn't prepared, but i have been handed e-mails from within the department for transport that show that ministers and officials were warned of impending chaos as long ago as two years ago.
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these e-mails are a disgrace. in them officials jibe key northern routes as valueless, discuss classic handling strategies for members of parliament, discuss when to throw a sop to northern passenger groups. >> and british prime minister's questions airs again sunday evening at 9:00 eastern and pacific. we're going to take you back live now to the house budget committee meeting room, the committee gaveling back in shortly to reconsider the 2019 budget resolution. live coverage on c-span3.


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