Prime Minister's Questions: 13 March 2019

13 March 2019

Today, Prime Minister Theresa May took questions from MPs on Brexit, knife crime, schools funding and more.

Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked about post-Brexit planning, including a Customs Union, and how the Prime Minister planned to vote on tonight's no-deal motion. 

The Scottish National Party's Westminster Leader, Ian Blackford, asked about a no-deal Brexit preparations.

Full list of topics and questioners

Conservative MP Mr John Baron (Basildon and Billericay) asked about trading on WTO terms and a no-deal Brexit.

Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell (Romford) asked about knife crime prevention and prosecution.

Conservative MP, Mike Wood (Dudley South) asked about offensive weapons sentencing.

Labour MP, Rosie Duffield (Canterbury) asked about schools funding.

Conservative MP, Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough) asked about amendment (f), the so-called Malthouse Compromise, and whether the Prime Minister will support it.

Labour (Co-op) MP Jo Platt (Leigh) asked about Golborne Colliery disaster and safety regulations

Conservative MP, Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire) asked about preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

Labour MP, Bridget Phillipson (Houghton and Sunderland South) asked about child poverty and Universal Credit.

Conservative MP, Rachel Maclean (Redditch) asked about barriers to women starting businesses, and the Rose review into Female Entrepreneurship. 

Labour MP, Emma Reynolds (Wolverhampton North East) asked about police cuts as a factor in the rise in knife crime levels.

Conservative MP, Huw Merriman (Bexhill and Battle) asked about increasing schools funding.

Labour MP, Lyn Brown (West Ham) asked about the availability of the drug SPINRAZA.

Conservative MP, Andrew Griffiths (Burton) asked about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, and the age of availability for mammograms.

Labour MP, Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow) asked about school funding.

Conservative MP, David Tredinnick, (Bosworth) asked about free votes on Brexit motions.

Liberal Democrat MP, Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland) asked about asked about the destruction of Fair Isle Bird Observatory in a fire.

Conservative MP, Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh and Wickford) asked about amendments to this evenings motion to pursue a no-deal Brexit.

Labour MP, Dr Paul Williams (Stockton South) asked about the case of Jodey Whiting.

Conservative MP, Mark Pawsey (Rugby) asked about housing.

SNP MP, Martin Docherty-Hughes (West Dunbartonshire) asked about the Jagtar Singh Johal's incarceration in India

Conservative MP Alberto Costa (South Leicestershire) asked about EU citizens rights.

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