Prime Minister's Questions: 17 January 2018

17 January 2018

MPs asked questions to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, in the House of Commons Chamber from 12 noon on Wednesday 17 January 2018.

The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked questions about Carillion, executives pay and public services.

Ian Blackford, leader of the SNP in Westminster, asked about the impact of leaving the single market and the Government's impact assessments of exiting the EU.

Full list of topics and questioners

Labour MP Catherine Mckinnell (Newcastle Upon Tyne North) asked about Carillion apprentices

Conservative MP Simon Hoare (North Dorset) asked about UK manufacturing

Conservative MP Paul Scully (Sutton and Cheam) asked about the Conservative's provision of public services

Labour MP Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi (Slough) asked about extending a state visit invitation to President Trump

Labour MP Jeff Smith (Manchester Withington) asked about the lack of mental health beds 

Conservative MP Sir Desmond Swayne (New Forest West) asked about reducing plastic in supermarkets 

SNP MP David Linden (Glasgow East) asked about Universal Credit and its effects on his constituent

Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns (Morley and Outwood) asked about the Northern Powerhouse

SNP MP Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North East) asked about hostility to migrants

Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park) asked about the Parole Board's ruling in John Worboys case

SNP MP Dr Lisa Cameron (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow) asked about survivors of domestic violence

Conservative MP Damien Moore (Southport) asked about the emergency services in his constituency

DUP MP David Simpson (Upper Bann) asked about the lack of government in Northern Ireland

Conservative MP Derek Thomas (St Ives) asked about radiotherapy services in his constituency 

Labour MP, Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe) asked about underfunding in the NHS

Conservative MP Huw Merriman (Bexhill and Battle) asked about the Bayeux Tapestry

Labour (Co-op) MP Alex Norris (Nottingham North) asked about modern day slavery

Conservative MP Victoria Prentis (Branbury) asked about the war in Syria

Labour MP Imram Hussain (Bradford East) asked about the Wakefield Academy Trust

Conservative MP Neil O'Brien (Harborough) asked about the Jo Cox Commission on loneliness

Labour MP Stephen Timms (East Ham) asked about Universal Credit and free school meals

Conservative MP Sir Henry Bellingham (North West Northfolk) asked about the rights of victims in criminal policy

Conservative MP Scott Mann (North Cornwall) asked about radiotherapy services being moved from Cornwall to Devon

Conservative MP Alberto Costa (South Leicestershire) asked about commercial development and its impact on the environment

Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville Roberts asked about devolution in the EU Withdrawal Bill

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