Prime Minister's Questions: 17 July 2019

17 July 2019

In PMQs this week MPs asked the Prime Minister about climate change, poverty in the school holidays, Serco and more.

The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked about the climate crisis, racism, investment in renewable energy and air quality in urban areas.

The Scottish National Party's Westminster Leader, Ian Blackford, asked about racism, comments made by Donald Trump and Theresa May's record as Home Secretary.

Full list of topics and questioners

Labour MP, Lilian Greenwood (Nottingham South), asked about Notts County Football Club.

Labour MP, Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak), asked about a statutory leave entitlement for carers.

Conservative MP, Sir Peter Bottomley (Worthing West), asked about residential leasehold reform.

Labour MP, Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Washington and Sunderland West), asked about inequality and poverty during the school holidays.

Labour MP, Paula Sherriff (Dewsbury), asked about rail services and the Northern Powerhouse.

Conservative MP, Sir Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire), asked about animal welfare.

Labour MP, Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall), asked about international aid.

Labour MP, John Spellar (Warley), asked about the building of naval vessels in the UK.

SNP MP, Chris Stephens (Glasgow South West), asked about Serco and asylum seekers.

Conservative MP, Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury and Atcham), asked about A&E provisions in Shropshire.

SNP MP, Patrick Grady (Glasgow North), asked about the visa system and the hostile environment.

SNP MP, Kirsty Blackman (Aberdeen North), asked about modern slavery.

SNP MP, Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts), asked about disability benefit cuts.

SNP MP, John McNally (Falkirk), asked about the seafood industry and Brexit.

Conservative MP, Sir Roger Gale (North Thanet), asked about the Cricket World Cup and Theresa May's premiership.

Conservative MP, Edward Vaizey (Wantage), asked about the Space Cluster in Harwell.

Conservative MP, Rachel Maclean (Redditch), asked about funding for medical equipment.

Conservative MP, Robert Halfon (Harlow), asked about help to buy schemes and the quality of Persimmon Homes housing.

Conservative MP, George Freeman (Mid Norfolk), asked about science and innovation and the 1969 moon landing.

Conservative MP, Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford), asked about UK Export Finance.

Conservative MP, Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley), asked about Pride celebrations and equality legislation in Commonwealth countries.

Conservative MP, Tom Pursglove (Corby), asked about the legacy of England winning the Cricket World Cup 2019.

Conservative MP, Maggie Throup ([Erewash), asked about the School Sports Premium

Conservative MP, Jack Brereton (Stoke-on-Trent South), asked about the cost of living.

Labour MP, Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East), asked about availability of the drug SPINRAZA.

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