Prime Minister's Questions: 22 May 2019

22 May 2019

In PMQs this week MPs asked the Prime Minister about historic allegations during the Northern Ireland troubles and the new Brexit deal.

The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, asked about the school spending cuts and early school closures, pupil funding levels, creative arts cuts in schools and cuts in education.

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

Other topics and questioners

Independent MP, John Woodcock (Barrow and Furness) asked about banning the use of chemical weapons.

Conservative MP, Antoinette Sandbach (Eddisbury) asked energy efficiency measures and tackling climate change.

Conservative MP, Mr Ranil Jayawardena (North East Hampshire) asked about a statute of limitations on the Northern Ireland troubles.

Conservative MP, James Heappey (Wells) asked about the 1988 Road Traffic Act and stillborn deaths due to dangerous driving. 

SNP MP, Ronnie Cowan (Inverclyde) asked about treatment for epilepsy and the use of medical cannabis.

Conservative MP, Kevin Hollinrake (Thirsk and Malton) asked about banking fraud.

Labour MP, Toby Perkins (Chesterfield) asked special needs education and the Government's funding formula.

Conservative MP, Alistair Burt North East Bedfordshire), asked about theft of aid in Yemen. 

Labour MP,Stephen Morgan (Portsmouth South) asked about the need for coroners to record the suicide deaths of veterans.

Conservative MP, Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green), asked about justice for veterans in relation to historic allegations during the Northern Ireland troubles.  

Labour MP, Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North) asked about ruling out a no-deal Brexit.

Conservative MP, Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne), asked about public funding post-Brexit. 

Labour MP, Jeff Smith (Manchester, Withington) asked about the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

Conservative MP, Maria Caulfield (Lewes), asked about devolution in Northern Ireland.

Labour MP, Mike Amesbury (Weaver Vale) asked supporting victims of the leasehold scandal.

Conservative MP, Owen Paterson (North Shropshire), asked about justice for veterans in relation to historic allegations during the Northern Ireland troubles.

Labour MP, Laura Smith (Crewe and Nantwich) asked about cuts in social care funding.

Conservative MP, Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire), asked about dementia support.

Labour MP, Thangam Debbonaire (Bristol West) asked about abortion legislation in Northern Ireland.

Conservative MP, Steve Baker (Wycombe), asked about the upcoming visit of the US President.

SNP MP, Chis Law (Dundee West) asked about Scotland post-Brexit.

Conservative MP, Phillip Lee (Bracknell), asked about support for the new Brexit deal.  

Labour MP, Marsha De Cordova (Battersea) asked about failures of the Universal Credit policy.

Conservative MP, Steve Double (St Austell and Newquay), asked about primary care in rural and coastal communities.

DUP MP, Nigel Dodds (Belfast North), asked about justice and compensation for victims and survivors of historical and institutional abuse in Northern Ireland.

Conservative MP, Mark Francois (Rayleigh and Wickford), asked about historic allegations during the Northern Ireland troubles.

SNP MP, Joanna Cherry (Edinburgh South West), asked about EU citizens voting during the European elections.

Conservative MP, Johnny Mercer (Plymouth, Moor View), asked about historic allegations during the Northern Ireland troubles.

Labour MP, Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe), asked about supporting the British steel industry.

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