Prime Minister's Questions: 28 February 2018

28 February 2018

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, answered questions from  MPs on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Brexit, fracking, young carers and more.

The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked questions about the Government's position on the European Union, future business opportunities, alignment of industry sectors with the EU, contribution of migrant workers to the health and social care sector, retaining an open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and the Government's policy on Brexit.

Ian Blackford, leader of the SNP in Westminster, asked about the future of the United Kingdom and the Foreign Secretary's comments about the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Full list of topics and questioners

Labour MP, Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central) asked about support for young carers.

DUP MP, David Simpson (Upper Bann) asked about the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Conservative MP, Ranil Jayawardena (North East Hampshire) asked about the Customs Union and trading relationships after Brexit.

Labour MP, Mike Amesbury (Weaver Vale) asked about fracking in England.

Conservative MP, Chris Davies (Brecon and Radnorshire) asked about help with trade for regional small and medium enterprises after Brexit.

DUP MP, Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry) asked about continued access for Northern Ireland businesses to the internal UK market. 

Conservative MP, Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham) asked about compensation from Network Rail to rail operators and passengers.

Labour MP, Julie Cooper (Burnley) asked about road potholes and Lancashire County Council.

Conservative MP, Simon Clarke (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland) asked about Teesport and economic growth.

Conservative MP, Michael Tomlinson (Mid Dorset and North Poole) asked about the EU withdrawal agreement.

Labour MP, Ian Mearns (Gateshead) asked about youth unemployment in the North East of England.

Labour MP, John Spellar (Warley) asked about the Midland Metropolitan Hospital.

Conservative MP, Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe) asked about regulatory convergence between the UK and the EU.

Conservative MP, Rachel Maclean (Redditch) asked about women and gender equality.

Conservative MP, James Brokenshire (Old Bexley and Sidcup) asked about lung cancer and the lung health check programme.

Conservative MP, Gillian Keegan (Chichester) asked about continuing investment in the European Space Agency

Conservative MP, George Freeman (Mid Norfolk)asked about Government economic policy.

Plaid Cymru MP, Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)asked about the effect of Brexit on Wales.

Conservative MP, Julia Lopez (Hornchurch and Upminster) asked about child literacy.

Labour MP, Liz Kendall (Leicester West )asked about the explosion in Leicester and emergency services.

Conservative MP, Philip Davies (Shipley) asked about Sharia councils and discrimination against women.

Labour MP, Frank Field (Birkenhead) asked about modern slavery.

Conservative MP, Ann Main (St Albans) asked about Max Mosely.

Liberal Democrat MP, Christine Jardine (Edinburgh West) asked about the regulation of night flights at Edinburgh airport.

Conservative MP, Simon Hoare (North Dorset) asked about the Good Friday Agreement.

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available three hours after they happen in House of Commons Hansard.

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