Prime Minister's Questions: 27 February 2019

27 February 2019

Today, Prime Minister Theresa May took questions from MPs on Brexit, public spending and homelessness.

Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked about the causes of slow economic growth, Bank of England forecasts and poverty levels.

The Scottish National Party's Westminster Leader, Ian Blackford, asked about the impact of Brexit on Scottish jobs and ruling out no deal.

Labour MP, Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall) asked about extending Article 50.

Conservative MP, Julian Knight (Solihull) asked about bin strikes in Birmingham.

Conservative Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire) asked about access to Emergency Services in rural areas.

Conservative MP James Cleverly (Braintree) asked about tackling antisemitism.

Liberal Democrat MP, Layla Moran (Oxford West and Abingdon) asked about homelessness.

Conservative MP, Robert Neill (Bromley and Chislehurst) asked about provisions for buildings with flammable cladding in his constituency.

Green MP Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion) asked about medical supplies in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Conservative MP, Robert Halfon (Harlow) asked about transforming communities and town deals. 

Labour MP, Sir David Crausby (Bolton North East) asked about taking no-deal off the table.

Conservative MP George Freeman (Mid Norfolk) asked about a post-Brexit Common Market.

Labour MP Helen Hayes (Dulwich and West Norwood) asked about measures preventing a no-deal Brexit.

Conservative MP Sir John Hayes (South Holland and the Deepings) asked about funeral costs following the death of a child.

Labour MP Bambos Charalambous (Enfield, Southgate) asked about violent crime and police funding.

Conservative MP Justine Greening (Putney) asked about the reintroduction of Maintenance Grants for Higher Education.

Labour MP Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow) asked about the cystic fibrosis drug, Orkambi.

Conservative MP  Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon) asked about sanctions against Russia over activity in Crimea.

SNP MP Angela Crawley (Lanark and Hamilton East) asked about carers allowance.

Conservative MP Rebecca Pow (Taunton Deane) asked about the impact of celebrity endorsement of detox products.

DUP MP Nigel Dodds (Belfast North) asked about Irish backstop negotiations.

Conservative MP Mrs Anne Main (St Albans) asked the Prime Minister to confirm that the UK would leave the EU.

Labour MP, Ms Marie Rimmer (St Helens South and Whiston) asked about sentencing for serious driving offences.

Conservative MP, Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough) asked about Cabinet meetings leaking to the press.

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