Prime Minister's Questions: 24 October 2018

24 October 2018

In PMQs this week, Prime Minister, Theresa May, answers questions from MPs about austerity and Saudi Arabia.

Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked about austerity, local government finances, police funding, Universal Credit and social care.

The Scottish National Party's Westminster Leader, Ian Blackford, asked about the case of Jamal Khashoggi and arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Full list of topics and questioners

Labour (Co-op) MP, Mr Paul Sweeney (Glasgow North East) asked about the "hostile environment".

Conservative MP, Sir David Amess (Southend West) asked about the opening of the UK Jazz Centre in Southend.

Conservative MP,  Alex Chalk (Cheltenham) asked about SEN education.

Conservative MP,  Richard Graham (Gloucester) asked about the Government's record.

Labour MP,  Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South) asked about the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Conservative MP,  Paul Masterton (East Renfrewshire) asked about the Scotch whisky industry.

SNP MP, Patrick Grady (Glasgow North) asked about visa delays and denials.

Conservative MP,  David T. C. Davies (Monmouth) asked about self-definition of gender.

Labour MP, Jess Phillips (Birmingham, Yardley) asked about the use of non-disclosure agreements.

Conservative MP, Justine Greening (Putney) asked about changes to renting laws.

Liberal Democrat MP, Christine Jardine (Edinburgh West) asked about Brexit and the Union.

Conservative MP, Dame Caroline Spelman (Meriden) asked about vehicle excise duty rates.

Labour MP, Judith Cummins (Bradford South) asked about police funding and crime rates.

Conservative MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg (North East Somerset) asked about the role of the European Court of Justice.

Labour MP, Tonia Antoniazzi (Gower) asked about harassment of women.

Conservative MP, Sir Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk) asked about historical accusations of military veterans.

Labour MP, Susan Elan Jones (Clwyd South) asked about tax relief for private schools.

Conservative MP, Nicky Morgan (Loughborough) asked about rehabilitation of military veterans.

Liberal Democrat MP, Sir Vince Cable (Twickenham) asked about Universal Credit.

Conservative MP, Dr Caroline Johnson (Sleaford and North Hykeham) asked about support for vulnerable children and family.

Labour MP, Faisal Rashid (Warrington South) asked about ground rents.

Conservative MP, Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet) asked about NHS funding.

Labour MP, Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central) asked about the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill.

Conservative MP, Sir Bernard Jenkin (Harwich and North Essex) paid tribute to retiring Cabinet Secretary, Sir Jeremy Heywood.

Labour MP, Fiona Onasanya (Peterborough) asked about cuts to children's services.

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