Prime Minister's Questions: 18 October 2017

18 October 2017

At Prime Minister's Questions Theresa May faced questions from MPs on Universal Credit, the Northern Powerhouse, housing and more.

The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked questions on Universal Credit, falling wages, the public sector pay cap and the NHS.

Ian Blackford, Leader of the SNP, asked about the possibility of a 'no deal' scenario in EU negotiations and what preparations have been made for it.

Full list of topics and questioners

Conservative MP Esther McVey (Tatton) asked about the Northern Powerhouse

Conservative MP Luke Hall (Thornbury and Yate) asked about Department for Work and Pension helpline charges

Conservative MP Martin Vickers (Cleethorpes) asked about investment in coastal communities

Labour MP Rachel Reeves (Leeds West) asked about the cost of energy

Conservative MP Fiona Bruce (Congleton) asked about the One Country, Two Systems principle in Hong Kong

Labour MP Margaret Greenwood (Wirral West) asked about job losses at Vauxhall

Conservative MP Richard Bacon (South Norfolk) asked about the community Home Building Fund

Labour MP Ruth George (High Peak) asked about Universal credit and the case of her constituent

Conservative MP David Tredinnick (Bosworth) asked about endangered species and the ivory trade

Labour MP Laura Pidcock (North West Durham) asked about Universal Credit

Conservative MP Victoria Prentis  (Banbury) asked about Syria

Labour MP Lilian Greenwood (Nottingham South) asked about retro fitting sprinklers to high rise buildings

Conservative MP Robert Courts (Witney) asked about mental health support in the armed forces

Labour MP Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test) asked the effect of  Universal Credit on housing associations finances

Conservative MP David Amess (Southend West) asked about Teddy Taylor

Labour MP Julie Cooper (Burnley) asked about schools funding in Lancashire

Conservative MP James Cleverly (Braintree) asked about Government investment in training

Labour MP Joan Ryan (Enfield North) asked about the private rented sector

Conservative MP Lucy Frazer (South East Cambridgeshire) asked about terrorist material online

SNP MP John McNally (Falkirk) asked about attendance in the House of Commons

Conservative MP Philip Davies (Shipley) asked about the Opposition's stance on EU negotiations

Labour MP Sir David Crausby (Bolton North East) asked about the Northern Powerhouse and job losses

Conservative MP Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire) asked about the Strengthening Families Manifesto

Labour MP Dennis Skinner (Bolsover) asked about fracking by INEOS

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