Prime Minister's Questions: 11 October 2017

11 October 2017

Theresa May faced questions from MPs for the first time since the House of Commons returned from Conference Recess.

MPs asked questions on Universal Credit, BAE Systems, vaccinations against Meningitis B, EU negotiations, HS2, social housing, free schools and more. 

The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked questions on the effect of the roll out of Universal Credit on rent arrears, housing evictions and child poverty, and the cost of calling the Department for Work Pensions helpline.

Ian Blackford, Leader of the SNP, asked about the single market, the customs union and how the Prime Minister would vote in another EU referendum.

Full list of topics and questioners

Labour MP Ian Mearns (Gateshead) asked about funding for mental health services.

Conservative MP Robert Neill (Bromley and Chislehurst) asked about trade in financial and professional services.

Conservative MP Heidi Allen (South Cambridgeshire) asked about reducing the six week wait for Universal Credit.

Conservative MP Mark Menzies (Fylde) asked about job losses at BAE systems and Government support for the Lancashire economy.

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Brighton, Kemptown) asked about the cap on finance for social housing.

Conservative MP David T.C. Davies (Monmouth) asked about controls for treatment for transgender children.

Labour MP Karen Buck (Westminster North) asked about rights of EU citizens living in the UK.

Conservative Ian Duncan-Smith MP  (Chingford and Woodford Green) asked about trade and EU negotiations.

Labour (Co-op) MP Gareth Snell (Stoke-on-Trent Central) asked about Personal Independent Payment assessments and the case of a constituent.

Conservative MP Maggie Throup (Erewash) asked about residents affected by the construction of HS2.

Labour MP Heidi Alexander (Lewisham East) asked about the effect of Brexit on the UK economy.

Conservative MP Gary Streeter (South West Devon) asked about the Royal Marines and the size of the amphibious fleet. 

Labour MP Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East) asked about deaths from Meningitis B and vaccines for teenagers.

Conservative MP Wendy Morton (Aldridge-Brownhills) asked about the strength of Sterling.

Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland) asked about Brexit and the Common Fisheries Policy.

Conservative MP Peter Bone (Wellingborough) asked about EU negotiations.

Labour MP Chris Elmore (Ogmore) asked about the South Wales Economy.

Conservative MP Will Quince (Colchester) asked about supporting the Rohingya refugees and Myanmar.

Labour (Co-op) MP Jim McMahon (Oldham West and Royton) asked about the Meningitis B vaccination programme.

Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach (Eddisbury) asked about the National Bereavement Care Pathway and Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Labour MP Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham, Deptford) asked about domestic violence and the availability of refuge places.

Conservative MP Ranil Jayawardenaa (North East Hampshire) asked about Free Schools.

Plaid Cymru MP Hywel Williams (Arfon) asked about vascular services in Wales

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