Prime Minister’s Questions: 13 December 2017

13 December 2017

At Prime Minister's Questions Theresa May faced questions from MPs on homelessness, temporary accommodation, bank branch closures and more.

Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked questions on levels of homelessness and rough sleeping, the number of children in temporary accommodation, secure tenancy agreements for private rented accommodation, one-for-one replacement for homes sold under the Right to Buy scheme, standards of housing stock in the private rented sector and the Government's policy on housing. 

The SNP's Westminster Leader, Ian Blackford, asked two questions on the Royal Bank of Scotland and the closure of their branches

Full list of topics and questioners

Conservative MP Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham) asked about a vote for Parliament on the Brexit deal.

Conservative MP Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire) asked about the Meningitis vaccine in the NHS.

Labour MP Mike Hill (Hartlepool) asked about the resignation of Lord Kerslake.

Labour MP Heidi Alexander (Lewisham East) asked about the future membership of the European economic area.

Conservative MP Julian Knight (Solihull) asked about the Heart of England Foundation Trust and the NHS. 

Labour (Co-op) MP Gareth Snell (Stoke-on-Trent Central) asked about local government funding and homelessness support.

Conservative MP Robert Jenrick (Newark) asked about free schools.

Labour (Co-op) MP Alex Norris (Nottingham North) asked about refuges for victims of domestic violence.

Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston (Totnes) asked about NHS staff.

Labour MP Caroline Flint (Don Valley) asked about bank branch closures.

Conservative MP Pete Aldous (Waveney) asked about Community Foundations.

Labour (Co-op) MP Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield) asked about vocational education for young people.

Conservative MP Eddie Hughes (Walsall North) asked about the appointment of Ruth Cooke as group chief executive of the Clarion Housing Group.

Labour MP Stephen Timms (East Ham) asked about sector analysis for the leaving the EU.

Conservative MP Nick Boles (Grantham and Stamford) asked about the closure of Grantham A&E Department.

Conservative MP Rishi Sunak (Richmond (Yorks)) asked about provision of changing rooms for disabled children.

SNP MP Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Glasgow South) asked about unpaid trial shifts.

Conservative MP John Lamont (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk) asked about taxation levels.

Green MP Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavillion) asked about the Chancellor's comments to the Treasury Select Committee about disabled workers. 

Conservative MP Mims Davies (Eastleigh) asked about trafficking and exploitation.

Labour MP Colleen Fletcher (Coventry North East) asked about Coventry being selected as the UK city of culture.

Conservative MP Anna Soubry (Broxtowe) asked about Amendment 7 to the EU Withdrawal Bill.

Conservative MP Jack Dromey (Birmingham, Erdington) asked about local government funding. 

Conservative MP James Gray (North Wiltshire) asked about women in the armed forces. 

Conservative MP Dr Caroline Johnson (Sleaford and North Hykeham) asked about broadband in rural areas.

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