Prime Minister's Questions: 31 January 2018

31 January 2018

Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington faced MPs' questions in the House of Commons at 12 noon on Wednesday 31 January 2018. He was standing in for Theresa May, who was in China.

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry, who stood in for the Leader of the Opposition, asked questions about female representation in Parliament and lowering the vote age to 16 

Ian Blackford, leader of the SNP in Westminster, asked about leaving the single market and the Government's record.

Full list of topics and questioners

Labour MP Ian Mearns (Gateshead) asked about the collapse of Carillion and dividends paid to shareholders.

Conservative MP Mark Harper (Forest of Dean) asked about the Security Review and continued investment in security.

Conservative MP Colin Clark (Gordon) asked about the effect of raising taxes on growth.

Labour MP David Lammy (Tottenham) asked about knife crime.

Conservative MP Ranil Jayawardena (North East Hampshire) asked about the attainment gap and free schools.

Labour MP Daniel Zeichner (Cambridge) asked about the contribution of international students to the economy.

Conservative MP Robert Neill (Bromley and Chislehurst) asked about schools funding.

Labour MP Alex Cunningham (Stockton North) asked about nuclear waste dumping in Teesside.

Conservative MP Richard Drax (South Dorset) asked about rail links in South Dorset.

Labour MP Ged Killen (Rutherglen and Hamilton West) asked about a constituents case.

Conservative MP Iain Stewart (Milton Keynes South) asked about digital skills.

Labour MP John Mann (Bassetlaw) asked about arts council funding.

Conservative MP Craig Tracey (North Warwickshire) asked about Culdrose contribution to the British military.

SNP MP Angela Crawley (Lanark and Hamilton West) asked about survivors of domestic abuse and child maintenance.

Conservative MP Steve Double (St Austell and Newquay) asked about holiday homes in Cornwall.

Labour MP Karen Lee (Lincoln) asked about the closure of Lincoln's Walk-In Centre.

Conservative MP Mary Robinson  (Cheadle) asked about continued support for Manchester following last years terrorist attack.

DUP MP Nigel Dodds (Belfast North) asked about Bombardier and manufacturing in Northern Ireland.  

Conservative MP Andrew Jones (Harrogate and Knaresborough) asked about high street sales

Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury and Atcham) asked about social care funding.

Labour MP Richard Burden (Birmingham Northfield) asked about the bid for GKN.

Conservative MP Vicky Ford (Chelmsford) asked about government assistance for first time buyers.

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