Prime Minister's Questions: 15 May 2019

15 May 2019

In PMQs this week MPs asked the Prime Minister about in-work poverty, food banks, inequality in the UK, climate change and more.

The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked about donations to the Conservative party, inequality levels in the UK, low rates of pay among young workers, food banks for staff in a government departments, in-work poverty and tax levels for the super-rich.

The Scottish National Party's Westminster Leader, Ian Blackford, asked about Brexit deal negotiations.

Other topics and questioners

SNP MP, Alan Brown (Kilmarnock and Loudoun), asked about the case of a constituent receiving a malignant organ transplant.

Conservative MP, Mark Pawsey (Rugby), asked about young carers and the Pride of Rugby awards.

Labour MP, Bill Esterson (Sefton Central), asked about the Government's commitment to tackling climate change.

Conservative MP, Nigel Huddleston (Mid Worcestershire), asked about education and social mobility.

SNP MP, Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire), asked about Theresa May's premiership.

Labour MP, Rosie Duffield (Canterbury), asked about scrapping school tests for pre-teenage children and young people's mental health.

Conservative MP, Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley), asked about the cost of staying in a customs union and single market.

Labour (Co-op) MP, Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield), asked about the benefits of remaining in the European Union.

Conservative MP, Andrew Lewer (Northampton South), asked about the publication of the consultation paper on adult social care.

Labour MP, Thangam Debbonaire (Bristol West), asked about a further referendum on Brexit

Conservative MP, Rebecca Pow (Taunton Deane), asked about school funding in Somerset.

Labour MP, Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Washington and Sunderland West), asked about food poverty and a right to food children's charter

Conservative MP, Vicky Ford (Chelmsford), asked about the creation of a fund for universities to help students with mental health pressures.

Labour MP, Caroline Flint (Don Valley), asked about trade union rights.

Labour MP, Louise Haigh (Sheffield, Heeley), asked about the treatment by family courts of victims of domestic abuse.

Conservative MP, Ross Thomson (Aberdeen South), asked about the extension of 'Lucy's Law', on puppy and kitten farming, to Scotland.

Conservative MP, Simon Clarke (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland), asked about supporting British Steel.

Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach (Eddisbury), asked about the National Bereavement Care Pathway

Conservative MP, Neil O'Brien (Harborough), asked about the availability of and access to the drug Spinraza.

Conservative MP, Rachel Maclean (Redditch), asked about local government elections in Redditch.

Labour MP, Albert Owen (Ynys Môn), asked about the death of a constituent and the law on crossbows.

Conservative MP, Peter Bone (Wellingborough), asked about members of the Conservative Party and Brexit.

Labour MP, Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green), asked about the sentencing of Aras Amiri in Iran.

Conservative MP, Stephen Kerr (Stirling), asked about the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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