Prime Minister's Questions: 6 February 2019

06 February 2019

Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington faced MPs' questions in the House of Commons at 12 noon on Wednesday 6 February 2019. He was standing in for Theresa May, who is attending talks in Stormont.

The Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, who was standing in for the Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked about the 'meaningful vote', legally binding changes to the EU Withdrawal Agreement, a temporary extension of Article 50, the backstop and a customs union.

The Scottish National Party's Westminster Leader, Ian Blackford, asked about pension cuts and pensioner poverty in Scotland.  

Full list of topics and questioners

Conservative MP, Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire), asked about dismissing a second referendum.

Labour (Co-op) MP, Alex Sobel (Leeds North West), asked about supplies of insulin post-Brexit.

Conservative MP, Robert Halfon (Harlow), asked about Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.

Labour (Co-op) MP, Geraint Davies (Swansea West), asked about number of mental health professionals.

Conservative MP, Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe), asked about the 'meaningful vote'.

Conservative MP, Julian Knight (Solihull), asked about Citizens Advice Bureau in Solihull.

Labour MP, Dr Paul Williams (Stockton South), asked about a people's vote.

Conservative MP, Greg Hands (Chelsea and Fulham), asked about a customs union.

Conservative MP, Huw Merriman (Bexhill and Battle), asked about road safety outside schools.

Labour MP, James Frith (Bury North), asked about local housing need and green belt development.

Conservative MP, Lucy Allan (Telford), asked about health services in Telford.

Labour MP, Hugh Gaffney (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill), asked about Cold Weather Payments.

Conservative MP, Jack Brereton (Stoke-on-Trent South), about the loss of life in the recent fire in Stafford.

Labour (Co-op) MP, Jim McMahon (Oldham West and Royton), asked about the Children's Funeral Fund.

Conservative MP, Derek Thomas (St Ives), asked about the rail link from Penzance to London.

SNP MP, Peter Grant (Glenrothes), asked about Personal Independent Payments.

Conservative MP, Sir Bernard Jenkins (Harwich and North Essex), asked about progress on discussions to replace the NI backstop.

Labour (Co-op) MP, Mr Steve Reed (Croydon North), asked about ISS employees.

Conservative MP, Mark Francois (Rayleigh and Wickford), asked about the Government's policy on the Northern Ireland backstop.

Liberal Democrat MP, Layla Moran (Oxford West and Abingdon), asked about the Oxford to Cambridge expressway.

Conservative MP, Victoria Prentis (Banbury), asked about supporting the people of Venezuela.

Labour MP, Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon), asked about donations to the Conservative Party  from individuals with links to Russia.

Conservative MP, Paul Masterton (East Renfrewshire), asked about the Government's Online Harms white paper.

Labour MP, Sandy Martin (Ipswich), asked about Article 10 cards.

Conservative MP, John Barron (Basildon and Billericay), asked about the UK immigration system.

Liberal Democrat Leader, Sir Vince Cable (Twickenham), asked about companies that fail to pay minimum wage.

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