Prime Minister's Questions: 21 February 2018

21 February 2018

MPs put questions to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, in the House of Commons Chamber from 12 noon on Wednesday 21 February 2018.

The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked questions about Brexit, deregulation following the UK leaving the EU and workers' rights.

Ian Blackford, leader of the SNP in Westminster, asked about violence in Eastern Ghouta.

Full list of topics and questioners

Labour MP Ruth Cadbury (Brentford and Isleworth) asked about air pollution and the Government's air quality plan.

Conservative MP Eddie Hughes (Walsall North) asked about police funding.

Conservative MP Kevin Foster (Torbay) asked about tests to ensure those who hold licences are fit to drive.

Labour MP Angela Smith (Penistone and Stocksbridge) asked about protection for victims of domestic violence and the domestic violence Bill.

Conservative MP Chris Green (Bolton West) asked about British manufacturing and blue passports.

Labour MP Anna Turley (Redcar) asked about rising levels of crime in Redcar.

Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns (Morley and Outwood) asked about what the government is doing to help those with dementia.

Labour MP Chris Bryant (Rhondda) asked about rehabilitation support for those with acquired brain injuries.

Conservative MP Paul Scully (Sutton and Cheam) asked about the future of EU nationals in the UK.

SNP MP Alan Brown (Kilmarnock and Loudon) asked about a Conservative Party fundraising event. The Speaker judged the Prime Minister did not have to answer.

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt (Reigate) asked about the case of Alfie Dingley and medicinal cannabis.

Labour MP Tulip Siddiq (Hampstead and Kilburn) asked about the Government's decision to leave Euratom.

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) asked about equality law.

Labour MP Steve Reed (Croydon North) asked about the safety of high rise cladding.

Conservative MP Sir Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead) asked about the victims of Primodos.

SNP David Linden (Glasgow East) asked about job centre closures in Glasgow.

Conservative MP Douglas Ross (Moray) asked about the devolution of powers to the Scottish Government.

SNP MP Alison Thewliss (Glasgow Central) asked about the case of a constituent regarding immigration.

Conservative MP Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley) asked about the UK Aid sector.

Labour MP Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak) asked about using proceeds of crime returns to reclaim stolen property.

Conservative MP Bob Blackman (Harrow East) asked about the Holocaust Education Trust and a draft law in Poland.

Conservative MP Richard Graham MP (Gloucester) asked about the relationship between driving instructors and their pupils.

Labour MP Gill Furniss (Sheffield, Brightside and Hillborough) cuts to council services.

Conservative MP Ross Thomson (Aberdeen South) asked about banning shock collars.

Labour MP Susan Elan Jones (Clwyd South) asked about the risks to agriculture of leaving the Single Market.

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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

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What is PMQs?

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.

How to watch PMQs from the public gallery

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