Prime Minister's Questions: 23 January 2019
Order, questions, to, the Prime Minister, Stephen, Carr. Thank. You mr. speaker mr., speaker I'm sure members across the house will. Wish to join me in marking Holocaust, Memorial, Day this Sunday it, is an opportunity for us to remember all those who suffered, in the Holocaust and in. Subsequent, genocides, around the world and, it is a reminder that we must all challenge. And condemn, prejudice. And hatred wherever, it is found. Mr.. Speaker this morning I had meetings with ministerial, colleagues and others in addition to my duties in this house I shall have further such meetings later today, Stephen, Kirk Thank. You mr. speaker may I associate, myself with the comments, the Prime Minister just made in relation to Holocaust, Memorial, Day may. I also say as a proud Scott that. The United, Kingdom of Great, Britain and Northern Ireland is, the, most successful. Political, union that, the world has ever known. That, said that's the Prime Minister, agree with me, that. When Nicola, Sturgeon the. Minds of second, independence. Referendum. Only, four years after we had the last one that, the UK, government should. Side with the, majority, of the people of Scotland and, firmly, tell, her no. My. My. Honourable friend is absolutely, right as. He points out Scotland, held a referendum in 2014, it, was legal, it was fair it was decisive, and the people clearly voted, for Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom, but more than that at the general last general election the, people of Scotland again, sent a very clear message, that they do not want a second, divisive, referendum. But, the SNP, sadly, are out of touch with the people of Scotland they, haven't yet heard that, message, the, last thing we want is a second, independence, referendum, the. United, Kingdom should be pulling together not, being driven apart. Thank. You mr. speaker. Sunday, is Holocaust, Memorial, Day a time, for us all to reflect, on the horrors of genocide and. To, recommit, to never again, to allow the poison, of anti-semitism, and racism to, disfigure, our society, in any, way and the Prime Minister was also right to, acknowledge the other genocides, that have happened since, the Second World War it's up to us to try to prevent such horrors, ever happening, again anywhere. In the world, mr.. Speaker, mr.. Speaker after. The overwhelming. Defeat of her deal, the Prime Minister says she wants solutions, to the brexit crisis, that command, sufficient.
Support In the house, the. Chancellor, and the Business Secretary agree, and, I quote there is a large majority in the Commons opposed, to no deal so, will the Prime Minister listen to her own cabinet, members and take no, deal off the table. What. I members. Of the cabinet and the whole government are doing is working, to ensure that we leave the European Union with. A deal. And that is the way to avoid No Deal to, leave the European Union with, a deal but I say to the right honourable gentleman that. What I have been wanting to do and have been doing with members across this house is sit, down and talk about how, we can secure support. In this, house for, a deal the, right honourable gentleman. The. Right honourable, gentleman has, been willing to sit down with, Hamas, Hezbollah, and the IRA. Without. Without. Preconditions. Yeti won't meet me to talk about brexit, in. This case he's. Neither present, nor involved. Mr.. Speaker actually I did reach out to the Prime Minister last September, when I offered to discuss our deals with her, and. It appears, that, it. Appears mr. speaker, that while the. Door to her office may well be opened, apparently, the minds inside, it are completely closed. She. Has no shown, no, flexibility. Whatsoever. In taking. No deal off the table the, Chancellor. Reassured. Business, that amendments, will be put down that, would have, the effect of removing the threat of No Deal, which, is binding, and effective, given, that those amendments are now tabled, will, the Prime Minister confirm that. If passed they. Would rule, out No, Deal. Gentlemen. What we have seen is amendments, being, seeking, to. Engineer. A situation, where article 50 is extended. Now that does not solve. The issue there will always be a point of decision and the decision remains. The, same, No Deal a deal, or no, brexit, I'm, delivering on brexit I want, to do it with a deal why won't he come and meet me and talk about it. The. Only consistency. In a strategy, seems to be running down the clock on this, by threatening No Deal as an alternative, to her dead, deal, the, CBI mr., speaker says the projected, impact of no deal on the UK economy would, be devastating. Leaving. With no deal would be a hammer blow to manufacturing. Industry in this country costing. Jobs and damaging. Living standards, last, week the, justice, sector was asked if he ruled out a customs, union he said I don't, think we can however. The same day the, leader of the House said that we cannot be in a customs. Union can. The Prime Minister be clear does, her government, rule out a customs. Union with, the European, Union. Talks. About a customs, union and I know that he's put an amendment down which, refers to both the labor party used to refer to a comprehensive customs, union then, it was a new customs, union now it's a permanent customs, union the question. The question. I'm. Happy to sit down and talk to him about what he means by. That does. He mean accepting, the common external tariff does. He mean accepting, the common commercial, policy does, he mean accepting, the union customs, code does, he mean accepting. Does. He mean accepting. Does. He mean accepting, EU state aid rules if he won't talk about it there's only one conclusion he, hasn't, got a clue. Mr., speaker my question was does. The Prime Minister rule in or rule out, a customs, union it's not complicated she, could have said yes she could have said no. Mr.. Speaker it's a key part of what labor is putting forward and it's backed by, the tea you see representing. Millions of workers, by. By. The CBI. Representing. Thousands, of businesses, it's backed by the First Minister's, of Wales and Scotland and, indeed, by, many members, of her own party. Including. Apparently, her own chief of staff so, can the Prime Minister explain why, is she, ruling out a customs, union as a, solution to, the crisis, she could for once actually, answer. The question, I. Can. Try to help the right honourable gentleman here. I think, I think, when when. Many people talk about a customs, union what, they want to ensure is that businesses, can export the EU without, facing, tariffs quotas or, rules of origin checks, now, I agree and the, deal we negotiated delivers.
Just, That. But. It also allows. Us to have. An independent trade, policy, and do our own trade, deals with the rest of the world, the benefits, of a custom union and the benefits, of our own trade policy, we call Ben mr.. Speaker the international, trade secretary, promised, 40, trade agreements, the second, after brexit, and this. Morning, he couldn't name, a single, one, his. Own business business. Minister said he was not impressed, by sham trade agreements, and not, prepared, to, sell business, down the river for other people's, political dogma, so, why is the, Prime Minister prepared, to sell people's, jobs and living standards down, the river rather, than negotiate, a customs, union that, would be part, of a sensible. Deal for the future. Now. The deal that we negotiated, did. Protect jobs, and. It, was rejected by this house there, is a Luis and specific, issues there. Are some specific, issues that members across this house have raised in relation, to that deal and we work on those, we've already responded, on a number of issues on parliamentary. Involvement. On workers rights on citizens, rights as a result of the conversations, that we've had with members, of this house but. What we want to ensure is that we get a deal that does protect, jobs but the right honourable gentleman is doing, exactly what he always does he'd you're stands up uses, these phrases, and the honest answer is I don't think he knows what, those phrase is me. We. Will be protecting, jobs in the UK with a good trade relationship, of the European Union and enhancing. And increasing, jobs in the UK and by the way I see the right honourable gentleman hasn't. Referred to the employment figures this week. Mr.. Speaker what the Prime Minister, clearly, didn't have time to mention was the rising levels of in work poverty, personal, debt and the, problems, people face in surviving, at work mr., speaker the, daughter office might be open but the mines are closed and the Prime Minister is clearly not listening. Mr., speaker. Good. People. Making an extraordinary noise from a seminary position I've got the slightest, prospect of, being called to ask a question less on the paper if they realize that and recognize, their own folly Jeremy, Corbyn mr.. Speaker, across the country people are worried, about public. Services. Their, living standards, and rising. Levels of personal, debt while. A third of her government are at the billionaires Jamboree in Davos, she says she's, listening but, rules out. Changes. On the two issues where. There might be a, majority, against. No Deal and for. A customs, union part. Of Labour's, sensible. Brexit, alternative. If the Prime Minister is. Serious. About, finding a solution which. Of her, red lines is she, prepared, to, abandon could, she name a single. One. Right, honourable gentleman he talks he makes claims about mines being closed.
He Asked about red lines why, doesn't, he just come. And talk. And he talks he, talks, he. Talks about people up and down this country he, talks about people up and down this country and what they're seeing well let me tell him what we've just seen this week borrowing. This year at its lowest level for 16, years. The. IMF, saying, that will grow faster, than Germany, Italy and Japan this, year. Um figures showing foreign, direct investment, in the UK, up last, year, employment. Rate our number, of people in worker, wages. Are and the biggest threat to all of that would be a Labour government. Thank. You mr.. Speaker, North Warwickshire in bed with voted, overwhelmingly to, leave the EU in 2016. And from the many conversations. I've had with constituents. Since then if they were asked again I mean absolutely no, doubt they, would vote the same way again. With. Me that there's no, credibility, at, all for a second referendum see. What our constituents, want to say is this Parliament, doing, what it promised it would by, honouring the referendum, result which, as the benches opposite seem to have forgotten which to leave the EU. Right. And not just he and I and all, members of the Conservative, Party here, in this house but members of the Labour Party in this house stood, on a manifesto. To respect the result of the referendum and, to leave the European Union I've know, I've set out on a number of occasions my, concern about, returning. To the British people in the second referendum, I think, people gave that, clear message we asked them to make the choice they made the choice and we should deliver on it, the young blackford. Thank. You mr. speaker can I join with the prime minister and marking a Holocaust. Memorial, Day it is important, that we reflect on the inhumanity. Of man to man the two place both at that time and, of course subsequently, most, recently with the through hunger people more has to be done to, eradicate the risk that people's throat in the world suffer, from genocide. Mr..
Speaker Last. November the government published, an economic, analysis, of brexit, it. Looked at four scenarios but. It didn't include the. Prime Minister's, deal can. Ask the Prime Minister has, she done an economic, analysis, of her, deal. Obviously. Look carefully at the economic analysis and he will have seen that in that economic analysis, we, did look at the impact of different issues in relation to the. Trade, relation, and and. Set, that out very clearly. And what it what. What it made absolutely clear. Was. That the deal the proposal, that the government had put on the table was. The one that was best in terms of delivering on the referendum and ensuring. That we were maintaining people's, jobs and enhancing, the economy, Heon Blackford, I can. Only take it from that answer mr., speaker that there is no analysis. When. We reflect on the. Paper. That came out last November, brexit, will lead to a loss of up to 9% of, GDP, throughout. United, Kingdom costing, jobs mr.. Speaker it is the height of irresponsibility. For. The Prime Minister to bring a deal to this Parliament, and we haven't seen the economic impact. People. Up and down the United, Kingdom, are, going to lose the jobs are going to lose economic, opportunity, because. Of the ideology of this, government, and is important, that this house stands up and reflects on this and reflects on the economic. Security, of our citizens we have to be honest with people we need to go back to the people and have a people's, vote and let them determine. We. Have been reflecting, on the economic security of our citizens across the whole of the United Kingdom, and that, is why we, put forward proposals the, proposals that we did as. A government, last summer it is why you see in the proposals. In, the deal that we negotiated with, the European Union in the political declaration, that that ambitious. Trade deal for the future, but if the right honourable, gentleman wants to reflect on the interests, of citizens and, any, interests, of the citizens of Scotland, he should reflect on the fact that being part of the United Kingdom. The. Right honourable gentleman says he wants to know the figures and the economic, analysis, and, it's no good in then dismissing. The figures and the economic, analysis, but, show that being part of the United Kingdom is worth 10 billion pounds, in additional, public, spending worth. Nearly. 1,900, pounds for, every single, person, in Scotland. Stay. In the United Kingdom and stop your policy of independence. Mr.. Speaker, I can tell the Prime Minister that, the. People of rompford, remained, rock-solid. For leaving the European Union, on. The 29th. Of March they, don't want an. Extension of article 50 they, don't want another, referendum, they, want, out yet, Deal or No Deal, will.
The Prime Minister, assure the house that she will deliver on the, biggest vote of the, British people in history come. What may. -, my older friend he's, yes, and he's absolutely right that what we see what we see, is. In, relation, to this stage is actually this is not just an arbitrary date it, was a date that effectively this house agreed, to when it triggered article 50 because, it agreed understood. And that article 50 process, that there was a two-year, process and that ends on the 29th, of March 2019. As I said in response to the right honourable gentleman the leader of the Opposition extending. Article 50 I don't believe resolves. Any issues, because, at some point members. Of this house have to decide whether, they want to have a No Deal situation. A griot deal or have no brexit, drew. Hendry. My. Constituent. Dennis o Mundy is a British, citizen. He has uncontested. Custody, of his young daughter Anne who is in Kenya, despite. Visiting, ur as often, as he can, she, has been denied a visa because the Home Office claimed, he, hasn't spent enough time with her the, problem is Prime Minister, dennis, is a serving, soldier in the British Army, he. Stationed, at Fort, George and has served tours in Afghanistan Iraq. And Cyprus. At the behest of the, UK government does, the Prime Minister believe the situation is fair and will. She look into how to reunite, this loyal soldier. And loving. Father with, his daughter. Can. I can I first of all can I first of all thank Dennis for his commitment to Luthi serving, in our armed forces all, our armed forces do, an incredibly. Important, and brave job for us I will, ask I sure. The Honourable gentleman will not expect me to be able to look at the details of a case at the despatch-box on the floor of the house but, I will ask the Home Secretary, to look at the case and respond, to him. Thank. You very much mr. speaker, Prime. Minister your, government, is stuffed full of remaining. Ministers, who, do not want to leave the. European Union. Would. You replace, them with colleagues, from. These benches. Who. Actually, believe, in, upholding, the. Decision of the British people to lead, the European Union on the 29th, of March. I've. Heard some job applications, in my time. But. Can I just can. I just say to, my honourable friend, my. Position, and the position of this government, and ministers, across this government, is very clear it is, our duty to deliver on the vote of the British people to leave the European Union the two-year process ends on the 29th, of March that is the position of the government and of, course I'm always happy to consider, job applications, from my my. Honourable, friend but. The basis, of his application I have to say was not correct because the government is committed to taking, the United Kingdom out of the European Union. Britain. Is facing, a homelessness, crisis, and homelessness like, food, banks and child poverty is linked to deprivation, so, how can she justify. Removing, desperate, deprivation, levels from, her new council funding, formula, taking. Money away from the weakest, and the poorest, in society, just. So she could bail out failing, Tory councils, like Northampton. Look. Obviously, very carefully, at the, range, the formula, that is required in order to ensure that we have that, fair funding between local authorities as he will know there, are many cases where actually, some of the measures within that, have been used do not properly reflect the situation, on the ground we look very carefully at this to ensure that what we're doing is ensuring fair funding between between, local authorities Gillian.
Keegan. Thank, You mr. speaker, - mark Holocaust, Memorial, Day a Chester, choir will be coming to Parliament, perform push a moving opera about the life of Simone Winooski, who was pushed off a train by his mother to spare him from certain death an ounce bitch his, mother and sister died but Simone will be here to share his story which. Shows us the best and worst of humanity and at a time when anti-semitism, is rising across Europe and. Here in in our communities, would, the Prime Minister agree it is vital that we learn the lessons of history to, eradicate, anti-semitism, and, if possible join, us at the performance, in speakers house next Monday. Can. I thank my friend for raising this important. Issue. And highlighting. That case which I think shows the horrors, that so many people went through during. The during, the Holocaust, can I say to her that we obviously welcomed, the churches to choir to, Parliament, performing. Push as she, says in the House today and I'd like to commend them for their work in keeping alive this remarkable, story of Simone, Granof ski, but. As I just indicated his, story, reminds. Us of the. Millions, who were killed in the concentration, camps the absolute, horror of the Holocaust as, I, said we should all remember that and remember genocides, that have carried that sadly. Occurred, since and condemn. Hatred, and Prejudice in all its forms including. Anti-semitism wherever, it's found and there's, no place to Rachel racial hatred in our society, I'm, apologized. Because I suspect I may not be able to attend, the performance that my humble friend has referred to but I hope she will pass on my, thanks to, the choir for coming here and for the work they do. The. Prime Minister promised, after. The Grenville tower fire. That. She would do whatever, it, takes, to, keep our people safe. Today. 19. Months, on the. Vast majority. 85%, of the hundreds, of clocks draped, in exactly, the same highly. Flammable, cladding, are still. Covered. The. Share guard fire in Croydon shows that Grenville is just the tip of the iceberg. Thousands. Council and private, buildings across. The country, don't, have sprinklers. Despite, the fire, services, saying, they, are essential. Mr.. Speaker the government doesn't even collect, data, on, the, number of fires in tower blocks as. The Prime Minister wastes. Billions, on, her No Deal gamble, there is a stench, of complacency. About these things that matter to, mr.. Speaker, when. Will, the Prime Minister be able to tell this country, that, she has honored her promise. Honourable. Lady that obviously making sure that people are safe and, feel safe is a very important. Very. Important. Be safe in their homes and I understand, residents, concerns over this issue of cladding, we, fully expect building owners in the private sector to take action, and make sure that appropriate safety measures are in place. And. Make, sure in safety. Measures in place interim, measures are in place when necessary on all of the 171. High-rise, private, residential, buildings with, the unsafe ACM cladding but, permanent remediation. Is rightly, the focus and we've. Repeatedly, called on private building owners not to pass costs on to lease holders as a result of our interventions, 212. Owners, have either started, completed, or have commitments, in place to remediate, there, are 56 owners that are refusing to remediate, we're, maintaining pressure on this but we rule nothing out at a cost. Thank, You mr., speaker non-surgical. Cosmetic, treatments. Is an industry, with no proper. Regulation. My, constituent. Rachel, Napier, suffered. A terrible injury, after a Botox, filler, was. Administered. Incorrectly. Will. The Prime Minister assure me and this house the. Hard government, will weaken to appropriate. Regulations. Of, non-surgical. Cosmetic treatments. To. My humble friend first of all can I extend my deepest sympathies, to Rachel Napier. And and we recognize, that this growth in non-surgical, treatments, does, increase the need for consumer, protection we're, currently working with stakeholders. To strengthen, the regulation, of committe cosmetics, procedures, and, we're committed to improving the safety of cosmetic, procedures in the number of ways that can be done better training robust. Qualifications, practitioners, but also clearer information so, that people can make informed, decision, about their.
Care And research, anyone who's, seeking, a cosmetic. Procedure to take the. Time to find a reputable safe, and qualified, practitioner, who's subject to statutory regulation. Or on an accredited, voluntary, register but my honourable, friend has raised an important issue we cannot Thank, You mr. speaker in May 2018. Michel Barnier said, that the only frictionless. Model for, the future relationship. With the UK would be Norway plus Norway. Being part of the single market plus, a customs. Union this, means in Norway plus Drex it would eliminate the need for the backstop and would. Also be agreed, very rapidly, thus eliminating, the need to extend article. 50 if, the Prime Minister really, wants to do away with the backstop and really, wants to leave the EU on the 29th, of March without the need for an extension why, doesn't she pivot, to the Norway plus option today. It. Is not the case that that is the only way to, provide frictionless, trade between the United Kingdom of the European Union other options, have been put on the table the question of the, extent of that frictionless. Trade it will be a matter for the second stage of negotiations or. A closed, question, Michael Fabri. Question. 11. I. Am, pleased I'm. Pleased to say to my honourable friend that thanks to our economic record there, are 90,000, more small businesses, in the West Midlands since 2010, the, National living wage is giving over a hundred and seventy thousand, people a pay rise in West Midlands this year and employment. In the West Midlands has risen by 250. Mm. Since 2010. And I can also say to my honourable friend we, will continue to support the region by investing, over four hundred and thirty million pounds, as part of the greater Birmingham and Solihull local, enterprise, partnership, a cool fabric, and as ever, that's great, news for the West Midlands. And. It shows our firm economic, policy, but now, will my right honourable friend welcome, the new Birmingham, Airport master. Plan which. Addresses its, growth in services, for businessman. And holiday makers for, the West Midlands, and will she commit. The government, to, work with the airport, to, help it expand, its long-haul, route. Network which. Is so important. For businesses. Of Lichfield. And our holidaymakers. And beyond. We, certainly. We are supporting, airports beyond Heathrow such as Birmingham to make the best use of their existing, runways I'm happy to welcome birmingham's. Decision to publish this master plan because I understands, my own will friend has referred to that it does aim to attract new long-haul, routes in addition, to the routes that it already runs but. We're also committed to improving access to Birmingham Airport and of course for example by 2026. The airport will be served by HS to significantly. Reducing, daily times to London and dramatically, increasing, the catchment, area of the airport.
Prime. Minister even, though brexit, is turning out to be very different. From. My photos, were promised, on the leave campaign. Are. You now, effectively. Saying to voters in. Opposing of people's votes but. They they, have their say three, years ago must. Just, put up and, shut up I. Think. To. Say to the right honourable lady that. What. We are saying is that this house and, overwhelmingly. Voted, to give to. Have the referendum, in 2016. And for people, to be asked their choice as to whether to leave or to stay in the European Union I think when people voted, to leave the European Union in 2016, there, will have been variety, of reasons people voted that way I think for, many they wanted an end to free movement that's what we'll be delivering I think, for many it was about sovereignty, that's why ending the jurisdiction, of the European Court is important, and independent, trade policy, is part, of that that. Is what the government is delivering, we're, delivering, on the vote that took place and ensuring we do it in a way that protects jobs and and, gives people certainty, for the future, Rachel. Mcclain. Mr., speaker ten, years ago I had a cervical. Smear test, that, picked up some abnormalities. Which if they'd been left untreated, could, have developed into something much. More serious but. Unfortunately, mr. speaker, serve I call screening, it's at a 21-year. Low and over, a quarter of women don't take up this life-saving, test, so. Will the Prime Minister please join, with me we all know it's a bit uncomfortable and, it can be embarrassing for some women but will she please urge all. Women, up and down the country to, take up this life-saving, tale. Can. I say to my honourable friend I think her, experience. Shows exactly, why it is so important, for women to take up this test and we do need more to encourage women to want to take their cervical, screening tests public, health England will be launching, a national campaign shortly. To highlight the risks of cervical cancer, and encourage, women to attend their screening appointments, but I just I'll just say this because, I you know I know, I the.
Prime Minister can stand here and say this I know what it's like to go through a cervical smear, test, it is, discover. It is not comfortable sometimes. For some it will be embarrassing sometimes it's painful. But. Those, few, minutes those, few minutes can save lives, so. I would encourage all, women to take up their smear tests, young, man, speaker. On the Monday before, Christmas. My constituent. Nathan. Garrett's aged 18. Was, referred by his GP for, emergency, mental health support, on the, Tuesday he was helping others delivering. My Christmas, cards, as he delivered, many, leaflets in elections, over. The years and later, he asked the crisis, team for. Emergency, help and none was forthcoming, on. The, Wednesday Nathan went missing, and, on. The Thursday, I learned. That the volunteers. Event, that. We have every Christmas, and I. Was expecting to see him that. It all got too much for him and he taken, his life. Nathan. Garrett was. A brilliant. Engaging. Kind, young. Man he. Was a county, athletic, champion, he. Was a talented, brilliant. Musician. He. Was incredibly, popular. His. Parents, his grandmother are here today. The. Prime Minister agree with me that when. A teenager. Needs. Emergency. Mental, health support, that. That support, should be available within. 24. Hours and. Would she asks care appropriate, Minister, to. Meet with me and Nathan's, family you, know that we can push that forward today. First. Of all can I say to the Honourable gentleman I'm sure that all members of the house will, join me in sending our deepest condolences to, Nathan's, family and friends. And all, those who knew him he sounds it, sounds from what the Honorable gentleman said that he was an incredible, young man. Every. Life lost is, a tragedy, the. The incidents. That we see of suicide, are deeply, concerning and. We that's why we're taking action in relation to suicide prevention the. On offense the honourable gentleman is also, raise the issue of mental health provision, and we recognize the importance, of increasing the. Provision, for people who are suffering from mental health problems and I'm very happy to ensure that the Honorable gentlemen can meet the appropriate minister, to discuss this. Commission. An inquiry, into child sexual exploitation in. Our town this, came out for lengthy campaign, by victims and their families, seeking justice, and answers, the. Promised inquiry, has, not, happened. There is no chair person there, is no start date it hasn't happened, does. My, right honourable friend agree with me that the failure, to hold the promised inquiry, lets down victims, survivors, and our community, and, will she join with me in urging the telford authorities, not to sweep this under the carpet but, to deliver on their promises, and to start this inquiry now. What. Can I say to my friend that she's raised a very important, issue in these crimes were utterly appalling. That's. Why we have given highest, priority, to tackling child sexual abuse and ex rotation, and it is very concerning, that. As my honourable friend has said that this inquiry has taken so long to start having, been announced as she said in the spring of last year it's, in the interests, of victims and survivors that the inquiry is set up and running as soon as possible, that's. That, that's what people deserve to be able to see that inquiry taking place and I will ensure that a minister from the Home Office meets, with my own boyfriend to discuss this further stuart, Hosey.
Last. October a PM qs i asked the prime minister about, my constituent. Hassan, mirza and his, ten-year, struggle simply. To renew his passport, I wrote, to the Prime Minister and received a holding response, two. Months ago since. Then his uncle has passed away and he could not attend the funeral his. Wife is ill but, he cannot visit her or his children, this. Is unacceptable. So, when will the Prime Minister finally. Give me a detailed answer and when. Will she get a grip of the feelings, in the Home Office. I. Can only apologise, to him that he has not had a detailed, answer from me before now I'm ensure, he gets that but more than that might write on befriend the Home Secretary, is happy to meet him and discuss the case jack. Lopresti. Will. My right honourable friend join me in paying tribute to my constituent, Bob Woodward who cited sadly, died on Sunday when. Bob's. Son Robert was diagnosed, with cancer in 1976. At aged 8 he, founded the charity click cancer. And leukemia in. Childhood, and over the following decades he raised over a hundred million pounds in support of worthy causes which, has changed lives he, was an inspirational, figure and a great and compassionate, man and recently had a train were the new Great Western Railway trains, named after him world, my own friend also join me in paying, our condolences and our sisters of his friends and family, yes. Certainly. A happy to join my honourable friend in in, expressing. Our sympathies, and condolences to. Bob Woodward's friends and family but also in paying tribute to Bob as my only friend has pointed out he, after, tragically. Losing his son to cancer he dedicate his life to young cancer patients and their families, and was able to use his success as a property developer in providing residences, where, families, of young cancer patients, could live well their child was receiving treatment I think a fitting legacy that. There are now 10 of these properties in the UK and click is now a global organization, raising. Funds for care of families around the world Bob, Woodward suffered, a terrible tragedy with the loss of his son but, he ensured, that, his work through his life is benefiting, others McKinney's. This. Morning, I received a letter from Santander, saying, that they're closing the branch in Middleton, and suggesting, that my constituents, should avail, themselves, of banking services at Middleton post office which in its turn is being franchised, into the back of wh lists so, come the prime minister say what, her policy, is for our high streets other than just manage decline. Obviously. Individual banks, take commercial. Decisions it sounds as if there will be still, post office services available in the high street that the Honourable lady has has, referred to but. We are concerned, about the, helping. To manage our high, streets and ensuring, that we do have those. Good high streets for the future that's why in the budget the Chancellor announced funding which is available to local authorities, to work on them the plans for their high streets. Thank. You mr. speaker will the Prime Minister join me in reassuring, people of north or indeed the nation that despite. The announcement yesterday that their to move their corporate headquarters and, to. Senior, executives to Singapore the. Commitment, of Dyson to birth to Britain remains, undiminished as evidenced. As is evidenced, as is evidenced by the 200, million pounds investing, in his research development site, at Halliburton and a 40 million pound investing in the engineering and design college. At malmesbury he's, totally an athlete with Great Britain and this noise from yesterday has no effect at, all on that commitment. Ison. Clear. That they will continue to have a long term future, in the UK they've traveled their workforce, to 4,800. Over the last five, years but. Of course what matters to companies, like, Tyson is having, a government that is unapologetically. Pro-business, which, this government, is and a government is ensuring, that our, balanced, economic policy, sees increasing. Employment exports. And foreign direct direct, investment. In UK. Companies, at, record, highs Tim. Farron, speaking. Me I wish you the prime minister and everybody here a very happy Cumbria, day there is a vast, array of our. Produce available beer, from Kirby longsdale relish, from, Hawk said delish, pies tea and coffee from. Pennington, all the stuffs you might need for a packed lunch if she's considering, or walking holidays drop anytime soon. But. I remind. Her of course that, Cumbria. Contains, after, London Britain's. Biggest tourist, destination, but today Cumbria, has come to, London can I invite her and indeed, everybody else here to come join us in the Jubilee room straight up to p.m. come to sample the best of, Cumbria. There's, a sort of one-man tourist, board, we're. Grateful to the Prime Minister. He. Has done. A good job in promoting, the benefits of Cambria which I'm sure will be joined by my honourable friends and others.
Across This across, this house I thank him for listing the very many items I might want to put in my packed lunch when I go on a walking. Quality but, I I'm afraid I'm I'm bound to say to, the, right honourable gentleman that while I recognize that Cumbria has good produce Berkshire, has good produce too. Or.