Prime Minister’s Questions: 20 December 2017

20 December 2017

MPs put questions to the Prime Minister in the House of Commons in the final Prime Minister's Questions of 2017.

The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked six questions on NHS preparations over winter, provision of hospital beds, A&E waiting times in the NHS, the number of GPs, social care budgets and the Government's record on the health service. 

Ian Blackford, leader of the SNP in Westminster, asked about RBS and branch closures.

Full list of topics and questioners

Labour MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (Tooting) asked about child poverty.

Conservative MP Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley) asked about the green belt and house building.

Conservative MP Mark Harper (Forest of Dean) asked about Gloucestershire College.

Conservative MP Jack Lopresti (Filton and Bradley Stoke) asked about defence policy.

DUP MP Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley) asked about Gibraltar and Brexit transition period.

Conservative MP Scott Mann (North Cornwall) asked about the dairy industry.

SNP MP Ronnie Cowan (Inverclyde) asked about drug consumption rooms.

Conservative MP Mims Davies (Eastleigh) asked about women's health issues.

Labour MP Clive Efford (Eltham) asked about the Prime Minister's Christmas preparations.

Conservative MP Christopher Chope (Christchurch) asked about the local government referendum in Christchurch.

Labour MP Laura Pidcock (North West Durham) asked about school funding.

Conservative MP Suella Fernandes (Fareham) asked about Fareham College.

SNP MP Drew Hendry (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey) asked about Universal Credit and the terminally ill.

Conservative MP Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley) asked about disclosure of evidence in criminal cases.

Labour Co-Op MP Lucy Powell (Manchester Central) asked about the Social Mobility Action Plan.

Conservative MP Alec Shelbrooke (Elmet and Rothwell) asked about World Trade Organisation rules.

Labour MP Steve McCabe (Birmingham Selly Oak) asked about free school meals.

Conservative MP Geoffrey Clifton Brown (The Cotswolds) asked about UK banks post Brexit.

Labour MP Graham P Jones (Hyndburn) asked about a constituency case in relation

Conservative MP Chris Green (Bolton West) asked about domestic abuse refuges.

Labour MP Bill Esterson (Sefton Central) asked about an independent inquiry into RBS.

Conservative MP Stephen Kerr (Stirling) asked about the Scottish Government's tax policy.

DUP MP Nigel Dodds (Belfast North) asked about devolution of Northern Ireland.

Conservative MP Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East) asked about the leaving date for the UK to leave the EU.

Labour MP Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire) asked about conditions at HMP Liverpool.

Conservative MP John Barron (Basildon and Billericay) asked about the EU exit date.

Labour MP Rachel Reeves (Leeds West) asked about loneliness over Christmas.

Conservative MP Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire) asked about home building.

Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale) asked about travel times and health treatment.

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