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question time, prime minister theresa may was asked about the rise of anti-semitism on university campuses and the readiness in triggering article 50, which would initiate the exit from the european union. towards the end, a conservative was sworn into her new seat in the house of commons, replacing jamie reid who stepped down in january. this is 45 minutes. order.corbyn: questions for the prime minister. question one, mr. speaker. minister, -- theresa may: i am sure the whole house would want to join me in wishing people and the u.k. and across the world, a happy st. david's day. i am also sure that the whole house -- i am sure the whole house will also want to join me and pay tribute to our former
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colleague, sir gerald kaufman, who died over the weekend. he was an outstanding parliamentarian. he was a committed mp who dedicated his life to the service of his constituents. as father of the house, his wisdom and experience will be very much missed right across this house. and i am sure that our thoughts are with his friends and family. 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. theresa may: andrew -- jeremy corbyn: andrew pridgeon. andrew pridgeon: thank you, mr. speaker. i associate myself with the prime minister's remarks, and assure the many relatives and friends of our former colleague that they are very much in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. mr. speaker, following the last week's historic by-election victory in copeland, does my right honorable friend to leave that an endorsement of her government's plans to maintain a strong economy, bring our society together, and ensure that we make a huge success of
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leaving the european union? theresa may: i thank my honorable friend, and first of all i wish to congratulate my , honorable friend, the new member for copeland, and look forward to welcoming her to this house very shortly. but my honorable friend is absolutely right, that last week's historic result in copeland was an endorsement of our plans to keep the economy strong, and our plans to ensure that places such as copeland do share in the economic success after years of labour neglect. it was also an endorsement of our plans to unite communities where labour seeks to sow division. and i think it was an endorsement of offering strong, competent leadership in the face of labour's chaos. >> jeremy corbyn. jeremy corbyn: thank you, mr. speaker. i join the prime minister
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in wishing everyone in wales, and all welsh people around the world, a very happy st david's day. and could i also express the hope that, today, the workers at the ford plant in bridgend get today the assurances that they need about their job security and their futures. mr. speaker, i also want to echo the prime minister's tribute to gerald kaufman who served in in this house since 1970, the longest serving member. started in political life as an adviser to harold wilson in the 1960s. he was an iconic, irascible figure in the labour party and in british politics. he was a champion for peace and justice in the middle east and around the world. yesterday, mr. speaker, at his funeral the rabbi who conducted , the service conveyed your message on behalf of the house to his family, which was very much appreciated. afterwards, i was talking to members of his family and to his great nephews and great nieces , and i asked, how would you
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describe gerald? and they said that he was an "awesome uncle." and i think we should remember gerald as that, and convey our condolences to all of his family. mr. speaker just after the last , budget, the then work and pensions secretary resigned, accusing the government of "balancing the books on the backs of the poor and vulnerable." last week, the government sneaked out a decision to overrule a court decision to extend personal independence payments to people with severe mental health conditions. a government that found £1 billion in inheritance tax cuts to benefit 26,000 families seem unable to find the money to support 160,000 people with debilitating mental health conditions. will the prime minister change her mind? theresa may: let me be very clear about what is being proposed in relation to personal independence payments.
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this is not a policy change. this is not -- this is not a cut in the amount that is going to be spent on disability benefits, and no one is going to see a reduction in their benefits from that previously awarded by the dwp. what we are doing what we are , doing is restoring the original payment with the original intention of the payment agreed by the coalition government, and agreed by this parliament after extensive consultation. >> jeremy corbyn. jeremy corbyn: extensive consultation is an interesting idea, because the court made its decision last year, the government did not consult the social security advisory committee and instead at the last minute sneaked out its decision. the court ruled that the payments should be made because the people who were going to benefit from it were suffering "overwhelming psychological distress."
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just a year ago, the new work and pensions secretary said, i can tell the house that we will not be going ahead with the changes to pip that had been put forward. her friend, the member of south cambridge said the court has , since made a ruling. if they have come up with this ruling, which says that the criteria should be extended, then i believe we have a duty to honor that. isn't she right? theresa may: first of all, on the issue of these payments and those with mental health conditions, actually the personal independence payment is better for people with mental health conditions. if you look at the figures two , thirds of people with mental health conditions who are in receipt of -- who are claiming personal independence payments , two thirds of them are awarded the higher daily living rate allowance. that compares, that two thirds compares to less than a quarter under the previous disability
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-- dla arrangements. this is the second time that the right honorable gentleman has suggested that somehow the change was sneaked out. it was in a written ministerial statement to parliament. i might -- i might remind him week after week he talked to me about the importance of parliament. well, we accepted the importance of parliament and made the statement to parliament. but also, he referred to the social security advisory committee, and they can look at this. my right honorable friend the work and pensions secretary called the chairman of the ssac and spoke to him about the regulations on the day they were being introduced. he called, he called the chairman of the select committee of work and pensions and spoke to him about the regulations that were being introduced. and -- he called both offices of the shadow work and pensions
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secretary, but there was no answer, and they did not come back to him for four days. >> jeremy corbyn. jeremy corbyn: mr. speaker. mr. speaker. mr. speaker,- calling the -- mr. speaker calling the chairs , of two committees and making a a written statement to the house does not add up to scrutiny, and as i understand it, no call was made to the office of my friend, the shadow secretary of state. mr. speaker, the reality is this is a shameful decision that will affect people with dementia, those suffering cognitive disorders due to a stroke, military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, and those with schizophrenia. can she look at the effects of her decision to override what an independent court has decided and think again? issues may: the, the
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that he raised, the conditions that he raised were taken into account when decisions are made about personal independence payments. with the court said is that the regulations were unclear. that is why we are clarifying the regulations, and we are ensuring that they respect and reflect the original intention that was agreed by this parliament. but i say to the right honorable gentleman, if he wants to talk about the support being given to people with disabilities, i say this government is spending more than ever in support for people with disability and health conditions. we are spending more than ever on people with mental health conditions. and as i say to him, what we are doing with the personal independence payments is ensuring that those who are most in need get most support. >> jeremy corbyn. jeremy corbyn: the government have overridden an independent court decision, and they should think long and hard about that.
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her friend, the member of northeast bedfordshire, said this week that the government have to "make it very clear that physical and mental health has the same priority." in 2002, the prime minister made a speech to the conservative party conference. i remember it very well. i was watching it on television. she described her party as the nasty party, and she said, some tories have tried to make political capital by demonising minorities. this week, her policy chair suggested people with debilitating conditions were take who, and i quote, who pills at home, who suffer from anxiety, and were not really disabled. isn't that proof around that the nasty party is still around? theresa may: my honorable friend has rightly apologized for the comments that he made, and i hope that the whole house will accept his apology. he asked -- the right honorable
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gentleman asked me about the parity between mental health and physical -- mental health conditions and physical conditions. it is this conservative government that has introduced parity of esteem in relation to dealing with mental health in the national health service. how many years were labour in government and did nothing about that? years. 13>> jeremy corbyn. jeremy corbyn: mr. speaker, it was a labor amendment to the health and social care bill that resulted in parity of esteem being put on the face of the bill. i am surprised she has forgotten that, because she could take this opportunity to thank the labour party for putting it forward. this -- the prime minister made a speech earlier this year supporting parity of esteem for mental health, and i am glad she did so. 40% of nhs mental health trusts however are having their budgets
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cut. there are 6,600 fewer mental health nurses and 160,000 people with severe mental health conditions about to lose out on support. can she not recognise that parity of esteem means funding it properly and not overriding court decisions that would benefit people suffering from very difficult conditions? we should reach out to them, not deny them the support they need. theresa may: as i say we are , spending more than ever on mental health. that is £11.4 billion a year. more people each week are now receiving treatment in relation to mental health then have done previously. is there more for us to do on mental health? yes, there is. i have said that in this chamber in answer to questions that i have received previously. well, do it. the prime minister the shadow foreign secretary shouts from her normal sedentary tradition
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-- position. we are doing it. that is why we are putting record amounts of money into mental health. that is why we are seeing more people actually be provided with mental health treatment every week under this government. but there is one thing that i know. if you are going to find that extra support for people with disabilities and health conditions, if you are going to provide that treatment for people with mental health conditions, you need that strong economy that enables us to pay for it. and the one thing we know about labour is that they would bankrupt britain. >> jeremy corbyn. coming from a government who by 2020 will have borrowed more and increased the national debt by the total borrowing of all labour governments. that comes rich. mr. speaker the mental health , charity rethink has said, "the government has spoken forcefully about the importance of parity esteem between physical and mental health, yet when presented with the chance to
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make this a reality, it has passed the opportunity by." mr. speaker as a society, we are , judged by how we treat the most vulnerable. the respected mental health charity mind has said, "this misguided legislation must be reversed." can the prime minister look again look again at the decision , of the court, look again at the consequences of it, and with draw this deep nasty decision, accept the court's judgment and support those going through a very difficult time in their lives? that is how we will all be judged. theresa may: the way that we are dealing with disability benefits is to ensure that payments are going to those who are most vulnerable. what we are doing in relation to personal independence payments is ensuring that the agreement of this parliament is being put into practice. funding, andabout
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he talks about borrowing. i understand today constant debate. >> while the prime minister is answering questions, the answer must be heard without a constant hubbub in the background. the prime minister. theresa may: he talks about actually accepting the court's decision and paying for that. while i understand that the labor of shadow health security -- secretary would pay for the , increase if it was put in place, she said, we have not outlined that yet. that just sums up the labour party and the labour party leadership. you know after the result in , copeland last week after the , result in copeland last week, the honorable member for the investor and fleetwood summed up the by-election result by saying that it was an "incredible result" for the labour party. you know, i think that word actually describes the right honorable gentleman's leadership, incredible.
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>> stephen metcalf. : thank you, mr. speaker. thank you mr. speaker. on monday, i chaired a seminar at the royal society looking at the priorities for the science community as we start our brexit negotiations, and a report of the meeting will be launched here in parliament on the 21st of march. while i of course understand that the prime minister may be too busy to attend that herself will she meet me once the report , is published so that i can present the collective concerns of the science community to her in person, particularly those around collaboration and people? theresa may: i thank my honorable friend for raising this issue. it is important. we want to have the u.k. to be the go to place for innovators and investors across the world, and we want to secure the best
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possible outcomes for the u.k. research base as we leave the european union. indeed, one of the objectives that i set out for our negotiations with the european union relates to science and research. we already are a leading destination for science and innovation, and we welcome agreements to continue to collaborate with our european partners. i am interested in what my honorable friend has said, and i am sure that that report will be looked at carefully by my right honorable friend, the secretary of state for exiting the european union. >> mr. robertson. angus robertson we on the snp : benches join the prime minister and the leader of the labour party in extending our best wishes to the people of wales on st. david's day. ministers were unable to answer basic questions about the government's plans for agriculture and for fisheries. those are important industries for the rural economy, and they are devolved to the scottish government and the scottish parliament. with brexit ending the role of brussels in these areas, will all decisions about agriculture and fisheries be made at
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holyrood, yes or no? theresa may: well, the right honorable gentleman knows very well that we are discussing with the devolved administrations, the whole question of the u.k., framework and devolution of issues as they come back from brussels. the overriding aim, i think, for everything that we do when we make those decisions is to ensure that we do not damage the very important single market of the united kingdom a market , which i remind the right honorable gentleman is more important to scotland than the european union is. >> angus robertson. jeremy corbyn: angus robertson -- angus robertson that is a very : interesting answer because people in scotland, including those working in the agriculture and fisheries sectors, were told that farming and fisheries powers would be exercised fully by the scottish government and the scottish parliament. but now, now it seems judging by the prime minister's answer, that that is not going to be true. will the prime minister confirm
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today -- she has the opportunity -- will she confirmed today that it is her intention to ensure that it is u.k. ministers that will negotiate and regulate over large areas that impact on scottish fisheries and agriculture post-brexit? theresa may: i repeat to the right honorable gentleman that he seems to not have understood this point. we are in the process of discussing with the devolved administrations the whole question of which of those powers that currently reside in brussels will be returned and remain at a u.k. level for decisions, and which would be further devolved into other administrations. that is the discussion that is taking place at the moment. but when he asks about the negotiations for brexit with the european union, it will be the u.k. government that will be negotiating with the european union, taking full account of the interests and concerns of the devolved areas -- devolved administrations and, indeed, of
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all the other regions of england. >> nigel adams. nigel adams does the prime : minister agree that when tickets to a teenage cancer charity gig by ed sheeran are being resold on the viagogo ticket website for more than £1,000, with none of that money going to the charity, and tickets to the hit musical "hamilton" are being touted for upwards of £5,000, when viagogo know only too well that resold tickets are invalid for entry, it is unfair and not indicative of a market that works for everyone? what will the government do to ensure genuine fans are not fleeced by ticket touts and rogues? theresa may: well i thank my , honorable friend for raising this important issue. i know it is one he has been working on for some time. he is absolutely right to identify those circumstances as he does where websites are acting in that way and causing those problems for people who genuinely believe that they are
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able to buy tickets for what they wish to for what they wish , to attend. i understand that he recently met my right honorable friend the minister for digital and culture matters to discuss the issue. and as he will be aware, the consumer rights act introduced new rules on ticketing and a review of online ticket sales. will shortly respond to the independent report by professor michael waterson on this issue, but as a government we are looking at the general issue of where markets are not working in the interest of consumers. >> steve reed. steve reed: can i add my condolences to those already expressed about the former father of the house, and i welcome my new honorable friend the member for stoke-on-trent central to his place. mr. speaker, young black men who are using mental health services are more likely than other -- likely to be subject to detention, extreme forms of medication and severe physical
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restraint than other people, and in extreme cases, this has led to death, including that of my constituent seni lewis. too many black people with mental ill health are afraid to seek treatment from a service they fear will not treat them fairly. will the prime minister meet me and some of the affected families to discuss the need for an inquiry into institutional racism in the mental health service? theresa may: i think -- thank the honorable gentleman. i am happy to welcome the new honorable member for stoke-on-trent central (gareth -- central to this house. it is precisely because of concern about how various people were being treated within our public services. this government, and i have introduced last year a parody of treatments, a racial audit, of the disparity of treatment within public services. as home secretary, i saw this when i looked at the way that people, particularly black people with mental health issues were being dealt with by
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, the police and in various forms of detention. that is exactly the sort of issue that we are looking at. i am very happy for him to write to meet with the details of the particular issue that he set out. >> joe churchill. joe churchill will the prime : minister join me in congratulating my west suffolk college, all its staff and, in particular, its principal, nikos savvas, on winning the prestigious teaching and learning initiative award for the whole country at last week's times educational supplement further education awards by combining math, art, religion and science? i am sure she will agree with me that this initiative drives forward inquisitive minds and grows future generations that we will need for the skills that they need to succeed. theresa may: i am very happy to join my honorable friend in congratulating west suffolk college for the award that they have been given in this -- category for best teaching and
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learning initiative for its mars initiative. i think it is a really interesting initiative they have in place. i congratulate all of the staff. this is a sign, i think, of the dedication of the staff and students at west suffolk college. all colleges across the country should be aspiring to reach these standards, and she is absolutely right, we do need to ensure that young people have not just a skillset but an inquiring mind that enables them, as they look forward to what may be different careers throughout their life, to be able to embrace new skills and change throughout their careers. >> mary glendon. mary glendon my constituent : joanne good's 16-year-old daughter, megan, tragically died after drinking half a three-litre bottle of frosty jack's cider, which is 7.5% and, -- 7.5% proof and, at under £4 a bottle, contains 22 vodka-shot equivalents. does the prime minister accept
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that cheap, super-strength, white cider is a health hazard and should be banned or at the very least carry a much higher duty per unit? theresa may: first of all, i am sure that members from across the whole house will want to join me in offering our deepest sympathies to the family of this 16-year-old constituent, former constituent of the , honorable lady. she raises an important issue, which is why the government recognise the harm associated with the problem consumption of alcohol. we have taken action through the duty system so these high-strength ciders and beers are taxed more than equivalent lower-strength products. we have also of course taken action on the very cheap alcohol by banning sales below duty plus vat. but there is another element too, which is making sure that young people are aware of the dangers and harms of alcohol misuse. public health england and the nhs have run campaigns offering advice and support to young people, and they also work with charities and in schools to
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help to raise that awareness. which i think is an important part of this. bob blackman we are rightly : proud that young people can study at our colleges and universities regardless of race, yet this week jewish students , are being subjected to intimate asian, fear, and to anti-semitism as the result of the so-called israeli apartheid week. what action can my right honorable friend take to make sure that chancellors and principals ensure that anti-semitism is not allowed to prosper on campuses? theresa may: well, i first of all want to assure my honorable friend that higher education institutions have a responsibility to ensure that they provide a safe and inclusive environment for all students. and we expect them to have robust policies and procedures in place to comply with the law, to investigate, and to swiftly address hate crime, including any anti-semitic incidents that are reported. i know that my honorable friend
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the universities minister has recently written to remind institutions of these expectations, and he has also urged them to follow the government's lead in adopting the international holocaust remembrance alliance definition of anti-semitism. >> roger molen. speaker therer. , is a flaw in the legislative reform order with which the government are seeking to create private fund limited partnerships, which allows criminal-owned scottish limited partnerships to easily convert to these new types of partnerships. will the prime minister step in and delay the lro until such review into current slp's is completed? theresa may: well we have taken , important steps to tackle money laundering, terrorist financing and other economic crimes. i oversaw the establishment of the economic crime command in the national crime agency. on the question he raised about
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scottish limited partnership, i understand that beis consulted last year on further transparency requirements for slp's and will be publishing proposals soon, and that my right honorable friend the business secretary is gathering evidence which may lead to further reform. >> andrew bingham. andrew bingham: thank you, mr. speaker. my right honorable friend will be aware of the concerns about the new business rates. although there is a welcome from many of the businesses in the high peak that will be taken out of business rates, there is a concern amongst those who have seen an increase, in one case one of as much as 85%. can she give me an assurance, and give those businesses an assurance, that we will do all we can for these people, who work incredibly hard to be the engine room of our economy, as a rise of this size may threaten . >> they are based on property value and will also know, this property value, and absolutely
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right that we update them and as i recognize last week, different businesses and it is important, we already put significant sums into transitional support for businesses so that we help companies that are facing increased bills and my right honorable friend, the chancellor and community secretary to make sure support is provided if appropriate and is in place for the hardest cases and my right honorable friend, the chancellor to say more about this in budget. >> a national audit office report, massive government overspend on new preschool sites, the permit estimating it will spend the further 2.5 billion pounds on land for these schools, schools across my constituency are reporting chronic levels of underfunding. will the prime minister review the plans for these preschools and provide existing schools
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with what they need? >> i'm happy to say, in real terms. i understand she raises a concern about that but what we have seen through the program that has been continued under this government is to ensure we are creating more good school places across this country, that is what we want to do and what our policy will continue to do. >> thank you, mister speaker. i would like to join the private history and wishing way of a happy saint david's day. the state of wales has been working to send a message to the world that wales is one of the best places in the united kingdom to live, work, visit and trade with. does the prime minister agree russian interests must be at the
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heart of the united kingdom. in leaving the european union the future of the uk union has never been more important. >> i thank my honorable friends, raising the importance of wales, doing important work reminding the world that wales is one of the best places in the uk to live, work and trade with. in forthcoming negotiations we are committed to getting a deal to work for all parts of the uk including wales and the best way to achieve that is the uk government continues to work together. i'm led to host a saint david's day reception to celebrate everything wales has to offer and can i once again wish all members of this house -- [shouting] >> thank you, mister speaker.
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the worst in the country, will the prime minister support our campaign for the network, will she commit to delivering the investments we so desperately need? >> i apologize but i missed the first part of the question. i think she was talking about investment in infrastructure. >> very clear, we set out, what was made for infrastructure, we do believe infrastructure plays an important part in encouraging the growth of the economy and in ensuring we do see that we increase productivity and the rest of the country, schools will be looking for other projects that can do just that. >> victoria prentice. >> copeland recently, people
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wanted to talk about the future of their maternity unit. it was just like being at home in banbury. rather than politicize the nhs with the prime minister agree about the maternity services encouraging not just care that is safe but care that is kind and close to home. >> my honorable friend raises an important point in relation to maternity services and i'm looking forward to looking at members of copeland in the house but during the campaign she made it very clear she didn't want to see any downgrading of the hospital services but she also did something else because she put forward a powerful case for what my honorable friend suggested which is a review to tackle the recruitment issue that affects maternity services up there and does seem very
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sensible. >> a 19-year-old constituents of mine discharged by the mental health trust because they have neither the skills nor the cash to provide the support he needs. >> i don't know the full details of the individual case. i do know we are ensuring all money being put into mental health conditions over the years and will continue to be but if he wishes to write me he will be looking into it. >> andrew. >> as a leader who wants to spread wealth and opportunity as widely as possible will the prime minister ensure we end the practice of developers buying brands which they sell new
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houses, many first-time buyers feel they are being ripped off by this practice? >> thank you for raising this point. he is concerned about it, clearly set out developers should be building homes for people to live in and we promote fairness for the growing number of -- unfair and unreasonable abuses of these as my honorable friend the housing minister has said. other than in certain circumstances i don't see why new homes shouldn't be built for point of sale. >> one of my friends in this place, i received an email from a local pharmacist, since the government's announcement, to
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implement costly measures including staff and services. he received a notification of payment for prescriptions in december of last year and the reduction of nearly 9000 pounds, 18%. the minister talked about last year. could i ask you will the government commit to revisit pharmacy funding as a matter of urgency? >> we will recognize the importance the pharmacist provides which means what we've written in recent years and we see an increase of 18% in the past decade in the number of pharmacists. the system does need to reform so the nhs resources are spent efficiently and effectively and to look at the figures two fifth of pharmacists within 10 minutes walk of two pharmacies the average pharmacy receives 220,000 pounds a year in nhs
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funding and most pharmacies receive 25,000 pound establishment payment regardless of size or quality. what we did do was look at this concern when it was raised last summer and it made changes to ensure greater support available to pharmacies in particular areas. >> one of david cameron's greatest legacies were his efforts to fight human trafficking by modern-day slavery action. last year this country looked after 800,000 children in syria and surrounding countries. the same investment of looking after 3000 in this country. by doing that we defeat human trafficking. could the prime minister confirm we will continue that policy? >> i am happy to join my honorable friends, i was pleased he supported the modern slavery act and i propose we introduce
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it and we are committed to continuing our policy, we set up the modern slavery task force bringing together various parties, what is necessary to break the criminal game and support for the victim. >> on behalf of my honorable friends, the leader of the opposition in expressing condolences to the family of the father of the house, greatly missed. and noticed the intervention by two former prime minister's in relation to the brexit -- very helpful i am sure. i am sure the prime minister will know what they and everybody else means by hard
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brexit. we all wonder what is left by a soft coup. when indeed it might be triggered and we will know if it is triggered or not. perhaps the prime minister as well since it has been so helpful and so many other ways. with that she take the opportunity to make it clear whatever the prime minister's say for the house may say, the reality is her plan to trigger article l by the end of march is on track. >> i think the right honorable gentlemen, it is my plan to trigger the end of march and when i refer to that, i refer to article 50, while triggering any coup that takes place, it is our intention to do that. article 50 does respond to the
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judgment of the supreme court but also ensures that we are responding to the voice of the united kingdom when people voted to leave the european union. >> like many other honorable friends and members, took a shower this morning. [laughter] >> i am sure whether the shower gel can take micro beams. and they can result -- >> a fascinating question. let's hear it. >> products containing shower gel products can result in 100,000 plastics being washed
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down the drain every time you use them into the water system and into the marine environment damaging precious habitats. will the prime minister join me in welcoming steps this government is taking to institute the ban on the use in personal care products. >> thank you, mister speaker. i think -- i think i should say for clarity to members of this house that i'm not in a position to know whether you took a shower this morning. in responding, my honorable friend raised an important point, it is completely unnecessary to add plastics to body scrubs where harmless
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alternatives can be used. as she referred at the end of the question hour consultation to ban these care products closed recently, we are aiming to change legislation by october 2017 - evidence of what more can be done in the future and other sources of plastic entering marine environments because we are committed to being the first generation ever to leave the environment in a better state than it was inherited. together we can all work to bring an end to these harmful plastics clogging up our oceans. >> very reassured by what the prime minister said. >> along the m 4 core door in south wales, deeply worried about potential job losses.
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families are particularly frightened, and into the factory with the uncertainty of brexit ahead of them. can i have an assurance from the prime minister that she will arrange to meet with the european union to see what can be done to support ford to assure continuity as engine production? >> can i reassure the honorable lady the automotive sector is one of the most productive in the world from strength to strength? that is why ministers in this government have been engaging with various companies in the automotive secretary sector including ford and other companies. and with global engine production is an important part of that. we had dialogue with forward and have regular dialogue with ford about the ways in which
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governments can help to make sure success continued. will a member take her seat? please come to the table. [shouting] >> i swear by almighty god that i will be faithful and allegiance to her majesty queen elizabeth, her heirs and successors according to law, so help me god. [shouting]
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[inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> you have been watching prime minister's questions at the british house of commons.
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question time is live every wednesday at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span and is again sunday night at 9:00 here on c-span. you can also watch anytime online at >> tomorrow, the atlantic council takes a look at u.k. defense strategy in the future of transatlantic relations with the u.s.. the featured speaker is steven lovegrove, who is the permanent secretary at the uk's ministry of defense. that is live at 3:30 p.m. eastern on c-span three. you can also watch online at or listen on the free c-span radio app. in case you missed it, here are some clips of c-span's programming this past week. form of vice president joe biden at a former ceremony. >> i have been covered by the very best in the business and some of the worst.
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like some senators are lousy, like lawyers are lousy. it doesn't matter. we should never challenge the basic truth that an independent and free press is fundamental to our democracy. >> majority leader kevin mccarthy on the affordable care act. they created co-ops, provided more than $2 billion. 18 of those 23 have collapsed. for the last six years we have been holding hearings. we have been listening to the public and we have been working on this hill. michael phelps on ways to improve the anti-doping system. on --on't believe i stood at an international competition and the rest of the field has been clean. i don't believe that.
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i know that when i do stand up arehe s -- in the u.s., we all clean. we are going through the competition tests. we are doing all of that stuff. for me, in terms of international, there has to be something done. it has to be done now. jason chaffetz on a hearing on transparency issues at the tsa. >> you are going to withhold information from congress? >> to the best of my knowledge, the guidance is not in writing. you just made this up? it is not in writing? >> it is a standard practice >>. >>note is not. is this a standard practice? >> know it is not. no attorney client privilege when one government agency is investigating another agency. >> senator bernie sanders.
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have struggled from the inception of this country to fight against racism, to fight againstsexism, to fight xenophobia and homophobia. we are telling mr. trump and his friends loudly and clearly we are not going backwards, we are going forward. >> senator marco rubio at a hearing on financial fraud targeting senior citizens. list of theat the topmost what it medicare fraudsters in america, they are almost entirely from south florida and almost entirely recent arrivals from the island of cuba. it is an outrage and it is grotesque. it is extensively covered by the press in south florida. all c-span programs are available at


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