Prime Minister's Questions: 13 September 2017

13 September 2017

The Prime Minister answered questions on a range of topics including the EU (withdrawal) Bill, victims of the Manchester attack and the armed forces.

The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked six questions including questions on tuition fees and the public sector pay cap.

Ian Blackford, leader of the SNP in Westminster, asked about wage growth in the UK and living costs.

The Prime Minister took further questions on the farming industry, the single market and more

Full list of topics and questioners

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran (Oxford West and Abingdon) asked about the single market and customs union.

Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn asked about:

  • Funding for those with disabilities
  • Public sector pay caps
  • Pay for Police and Prison Officers
  • Household incomes
  • Tuition fees
  • The Government's economic policy

Conservative MP Philip Davies (Shipley) asked about transport infrastructure in Yorkshire.

Leader of the second largest opposition party in the Commons, SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford (Ross, Skye and Lochaber) asked about:

  • Wage growth in the UK
  • The cost of living and the UK economy

Conservative MP Edward Argar (Charnwood) asked about Brexit and the British farming industry.

Conservative MP James Heappey (Wells) asked about travellers and illegal campsites.

Labour MP Melanie Onn (Great Grimsby) asked about Sure Start and child tax credits.

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant (Lichfield) asked about the West Midlands Mayor and the regional economy. He also asked a follow up question about the Commonwealth games in Birmingham.

Labour MP Louise Haigh (Sheffield, Heeley) asked about police pursuits of mopeds and bikes.

Conservative MP David Morris (Morecambe and Lunesdale) asked about nuclear power in Heysham.

Scottish National Party MP Hannah Bardell (Livingston) asked about the case of Lola ilesanmi and FGM.

Conservative MP Kelly Tolhurst (Rochester and Strood) asked about the EU withdrawal Bill.

Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck (South Shields) asked about victims of the Manchester attack.

Conservative MP Ross Thomson (Aberdeen South) asked about the Governments support for the oil and gas industry.

Labour MP Daniel Zeichner (Cambridge) asked about shortage of skilled workers.

Conservative MP Mike Wood (Dudley South) asked about sepsis awareness.

Scottish National Party MP Kirsty Blackman (Aberdeen North) asked about peace in Nigeria.

Conservative MP Victoria Atkins (Louth and Horncastle) asked about illegal strike action.

Liberal Democrat MP Jamie Stone (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross) asked about maternity in his constituency.

Conservative MP Julian Lewis (New Forest East) asked about legal cases against the armed forces.

Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr) asked about the Welsh farming industry and Brexit.

Conservative MP Simon Hoare (North Dorset) asked about the 50th anniversary of the multiple sclerosis society.

Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb (North Norfolk) asked about support for vulnerable prisoners.

Conservative MP Nigel Huddleston (Mid Worcestershire) asked about women in Parliament.

Liberal Democrat MP Vince Cable (Twickenham) asked about investment in UK business's.

Related information

About 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.

Watching Prime Minister's Questions from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

Because it is so popular, free tickets are necessary to ensure entrance to watch Prime Minister's Questions. These are only issued to UK residents who contact their MP to request them in advance.

Overseas visitors and UK residents without tickets can queue but will only gain entrance if there is space after ticket-holders.

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