Prime Minister's Questions: 28 November 2012

28 November 2012

Prime Minister, David Cameron, answered questions from MPs in the House of Commons from 12 midday on 28 November 2012

The Prime Minister responded to questions on:

  • the Leveson report and regulation of the press
  • the Work Programme and unemployment
  • Britain’s contribution to Formula One
  • youth unemployment
  • High Speed 2 compensation
  • police numbers
  • wild animal welfare regulations
  • petrol and diesel prices
  • affordable flood insurance and flood defences
  • protecting UK consumers from scams
  • access to justice under libel and defamation laws
  • unemployment and social deprivation in Runcorn
  • prostate cancer and the Movember campaign
  • benefits caps
  • tax avoidance
  • the Olympics legacy and the 'Be Inspired, Get Involved' initiative
  • the Gaza/Southern Israel conflict
  • rescheduling the Commons debate on the 40th anniversary of the expulsion of Asians from Uganda
  • income tax
  • Comet job losses, and
  • Child Benefit.

Prime Minister’s Question Time

Question Time in the House of Commons is an opportunity for MPs to question government ministers about matters for which they are responsible.

Prime Minister’s Question Time, also referred to as PMQs, takes place every Wednesday that the House of Commons is sitting and gives MPs the chance to put questions to the Prime Minister.

In most cases, the session starts with a routine 'open question' from an MP about the Prime Minister's engagements. MPs can then ask supplementary questions on any subject, often one of current political significance.

Opposition MPs follow up on this or another topic, usually led by the Leader of the Opposition, Edward Miliband. Usually, he is the only MP allowed to come back with further questions.

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