Prime Minister's Questions: 24 January 2018

24 January 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May faced MPs' questions in the House of Commons at 12 noon on Wednesday 24 January 2018.

The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked questions about additional funding for the NHS, wait times in ambulances and more.

Ian Blackford, leader of the SNP in Westminster, asked about RBS closures.

Full list of topics and questioners

Conservative MP Stephen Metcalfe (South Basildon and East Thurrock) asked about the Big Bang Fair and invited the Prime Minister to attend.

Conservative MP Chris Green (Bolton West) asked about minimising voter fraud.

Conservative MP Damian Green (Ashford) asked about the Lower Thames Crossing between Kent and Essex.

SNP MP Kirsty Blackman (Aberdeen North) asked about exiting the Customs Union.

Conservative MP Andrew Bowie (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine) asked about National Defence spending.

Labour MP Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham, Deptford) asked about knife crime and the Youth Violence Commission.

Conservative MP Peter Aldous (Waveney) asked about an inquiry into the case of one of his constituents.

Labour MP Karen Buck (Westminster North) asked about her Private Members' Bill on Housing.

Conservative MP Trudy Harrison  (Copeland) asked about the Taste of Cumbria event.

Labour MP Sarah Jones (Croydon Central) asked about cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Conservative MP John Hayes (South Holland and The Deepings) asked about fixed odds betting terminals.

Labour MP Julie Elliott (Sunderland Central) asked about the availability of smear tests on the NHS.

Conservative MP David Evennett  (Bexleyheath and Crayford) asked about Bexley Rugby club and the significance of sport.

Labour MP Tracy Brabin (Batley and Spen) asked about poverty in Batley and Spen.

Conservative MP Maggie Throup (Erewash) asked about deficit reduction.

SNP Deidre Brock (Edinburgh North and Leith) asked about suicide amongst benefit claimants with disabilities.

Conservative MP Nicky Morgan (Loughborough) asked about the UKs financial services sector.

Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi (Slough) asked about the Western Rail Link to Heathrow.

Conservative MP Dr Andrew Murrison (South West Wiltshire) asked about restoring the executive in Northern Ireland.

Labour MP Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) asked about the charitable efforts of the people of Newcastle.

Conservative MP Heidi Allen (South Cambridgeshire) asked about difficulties for the care sector caused by the introduction of the National Minimum Wage.

Labour (Co-op) MP John Woodcock (Barrow and Furness) asked about the case of Poppy Worthington.

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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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