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Agricultural Policy is not suited Scotland, especially those forming


in less favoured areas. We now have an opportunity to do something


different and we should seize it. Questions to the Prime Minister.


Number one Mr Speaker. Thank you. This morning I had meetings with


ministerial colleagues and others, in addition to my duties in This


House, I will have further such meetings later today. Thousands of


babies are born each year, shibboleth by alcohol consumed


Alcohol is a primary factor in domestic violence attacks on women.


Does the primers to recognise the seriousness of the country's alcohol


problems and the billions of pounds of cost to the public purse and will


she instructor government to address these problems effectively and as a


matter of urgency? I can certainly say that I recognise the problem is


that alcohol causes. He particularly referenced not just problems for


pregnant women but also the issue around domestic violence and the


part alcohol can often play on domestic violence and abuse. That's


why when I was Home Secretary we produced an alcohol strategy, we


worked on the issue and the government continues to recognise


the importance of this issue and to work on it. Will the Prime Minister


join me in paying tribute to the NHS staff who provide us with such


magnificent treatment day in, day out? Will she also agree with me


that people who miss NHS appointments without cancelling them


cost the NHS a great deal of money and also take up slots which would


otherwise be used by other patients? Will she consider how she might let


those people know of the inconvenience they are causing? My


honourable friend makes two important points. I'm pleased to


join with him in paying tribute to the dedication and hard work of all


those who work in our NHS. Secondly, he is right to point out that if


somebody misses an appointment it is a cost on the NHS. There are a


number of ways in which this is being dealt with, including in some


hospitals sending out text messages reminding people of appointments and


telling them how much it costs if they miss that appointment. Jeremy


Corbyn. Thank you Mr Speaker. Mr Speaker, yesterday the Prime


Minister snubbed Parliament, and snubbed the Brexit committee's


recommendations to bring forward a white paper, while at the same time


describing the referendum as a vote to restore our Parliamentary


democracy. This is about our jobs, living standards and future


prosperity. Why will it not be scrutinised by this House? I say to


the right honourable gentleman that what I did yesterday was set out a


plan for a global Britain. I set out a plan that will put the divisions


of last year behind us, that will show a vision... That shows a vision


for a stronger, fairer, more united, more outward looking, prosperous,


tolerant and independent, truly global Britain. It was a vision


which will shape a stronger future and build a better Britain. Mr


Speaker. Restoring democracy whilst sidelining Parliament. It's not so


much the Iron Lady as the irony lady! Yesterday, Mr Speaker, the


Prime Minister finally provided some detail. Can I urge her to stop her


threat of a bargain basement Brexit, a low pay tax haven on the shores of


Europe. It won't necessarily damage the EU, but it would certainly


damage this country. Businesses, jobs and public services. She


demeans herself and her office, and her country's standing, by making


these kind of threats. What I set out yesterday was a plan for a


global Britain bringing prosperity to this country, and jobs to people,


and spreading economic growth across the country. But actually yesterday,


we'll so learned more of the right honourable gentleman's thinking on


this issue. What he said was the following. "She Has said will leave


the single market but at the same time says she wants to have access


to the single market. I'm not sure how that's going to go down in


Europe. I think we have to have a deal that ensures we have access to


the market". LAUGHTER I've got a plan, he doesn't have a clue! Mr


Speaker, she made the threat. She was the one he made the threat about


slashing corporation tax. If you reduce corporation tax to the lowest


common denominator, this country loses ?120 billion in revenue. How,


then, do you fund public services as a result of that? Last year, the


Prime Minister said leaving the single market would make trade deals


considerably harder. And, while we could certainly negotiate our own


trade agreements, there would be no guarantee that they would be on


terms as good as those we now enjoy. But yesterday, the Prime Minister


only offered as vague guarantees. Can I ask her, does she now disagree


with herself? LAUGHTER The right honourable gentleman might also have


noticed that when I spoke in the Remain Campaign, I said if we voted


to leave the European Union, the sky wouldn't fall in. Look at what has


happened, actually, to our economic situation, since we voted to leave


the EU. I say he talks about the future of this economy, I want us to


be an outward looking nation, trading around the world, bringing


prosperity and jobs into the UK. The one thing that would be bad for the


economy is the answer is that the right honourable gentleman has. He


wants a cap on wages, no control on immigration, and to borrow an extra


?500 billion. That wouldn't lead to prosperity, that would lead to no


jobs, no wages and no skills. The Chancellor said after the referendum


that to lose single market access would be catastrophic. A few days


later the Health Secretary said, the first part of the plan must be


clarity that we will remain in the single market. The Prime Minister


said something about frictionless access to the single market and a


bespoke customs union deal. Could the Prime Minister give us a little


bit of certainty and clarity about this? Has she ruled out paying any


kind of access to what she describes as a frictionless market? I can say


to the right honourable gentleman that access to the single market is


exactly what I was talking about yesterday in my speech. One of the


key principles, key objectives, is that we negotiate a free trade


agreement with the European Union that gives us the widest possible


access for trading with and operating within the European Union.


And he talks about frictionless access, actually this was a separate


point, which is about frictionless borders in relation to the customs


issue. A very important issue in relation to our relationship between


Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The Taoiseach and I and all


parties are absolutely on a single page on this, we want to ensure we


have the best possible arrangement that doesn't lead to a Borders of


the past in Northern Ireland. The question was, would we have to pay


for access to the market or not? The Prime Minister hasn't given an


answer on that. Yesterday she set out a wish list on immigration


referring to skills shortages and high skilled migration. Does she now


disagree with the Secretary of State rural affairs, who told an employer


's conference, don't worry, you can still have cheap EU labour after we


leave the European Union? The Right honourable gentleman talks about


access. Yes, the whole point is that we will negotiate a free trade


agreement with the European Union, but it's about the best possible


access for British business to operate in the European Union member


states and for European businesses to operate here in the United


Kingdom. It's about sitting down and negotiating the best possible deal


for the United Kingdom. That's what I'm committed to and that's what


this government is going to deliver. My question was about how much we


are going to have to pay to have access to the market. Still no


answer. Yesterday she talked about the pressure put on public services


by migration. Can I just remind her, as one of her honourable friends did


earlier, but at the moment there are 55,000 EU citizens working in our


NHS, helping to treat all of the people of this country. There are


80,000 care workers helping our, mainly elderly, people. There are


5000 teachers, educating our children. The real pressure on


public services comes from a government that slashed billions


from the social care budget, that is cutting the schools budget, that is


closing A departments and walk-in centres and sure start centres.


Instead of threatening to turn Britain into an offshore tax haven,


let's welcome those who contribute to our public services and fund our


public services properly, so that we do have the fully functioning NHS


that we all need and deserve! I made clear yesterday, we value those who


have come to the UK and contribute to our economy and our society, and


there will still be people coming to the UK from the European Union, when


we leave the EU. The crucial issue is that it is this government that


will be making decisions about our immigration system for people from


the European Union. But yet again, I say to the right honourable


gentleman, there is indeed a difference between us. It's very


simple, when I look at the issue of Brexit, or indeed at any other issue


like the National Health Service or social care, I consider the issue, I


set out my plan, and I stick to it. It's called leadership, he should


try it sometime! Yesterday was a day for being bold and ambitious and I'm


sure that she noted Lincoln city football club... Qualify to the


fourth round of the FA Cup. I noted her recent comments about white


working-class boys in university. In ten years half a million fewer males


have gone to university than females. Exam result of lower --


exam results are lower at all levels. I ask my right honourable


friend, when can we expect to see practical action on closing the


gender education gap? Can I join my honourable friend in congratulating


Lincoln city on their victory last night and say I think it was a


fitting tribute to Graham Taylor that they won that match. He's


raised an important point. I have highlighted the issue particularly


of white working-class boys who are the group in society least likely to


go to university. We are committed to making sure that every child gets


the opportunity to fulfil their potential, that is about ensuring


apprenticeships are as accessible as possible and I'm pleased to say that


the number of apprenticeships started by males have increased this


year to almost 50%. Also, universities expect to spend ?800


million this year in improving access and success for disadvantaged


students. We want everybody to achieve their potential, whatever


their background and whatever their gender. Shortly after the Prime


Minister confirmed she wants to take the UK out of the single European


market, the Scottish Parliament voted by a large cross-party


majority to remain in the single European market, just as a large


majority of people in Scotland voted to remain in the EU. The Prime


Minister has said that Scotland is an equal partner in the United


Kingdom. Does she still believe this is true, or is she just stringing


the people I might refer the right honourable


gentleman to my speech yesterday where I reiterated my commitment to


be working with the devolved administrations to ensure their


voice is heard of, their interests are taken into account as we proceed


along this path negotiating our exit were European Union. I specifically


references the Scotland plan. I understand the Welsh Government will


produce a plan for Wales for us to look at too. That Scotland plan will


be considered by the JMC on European negotiations tomorrow, I believe.


We'll look at it seriously, working with the Scottish Government on the


proposals they bring forward. Scotland's leading economic


forecaster says, real wages will fall... LAUGHTER Tories jeering and


cheering when the forecast for people's income is as likely to drop


by ?2,000 and that 80,000, Mr Speaker, that 80,000 people may lose


their jobs in Scotland as a result of the hard Tory Brexit plan of the


Prime Minister. Does the Prime Minister believe that this is a


price worth paying for her Little Britain Brexit? I repeat what I said


earlier. We'll work to ensure we get the best possible deal in terms of


access to the single market and continuing to cooperate in part are


inship with the 28 remaining member states of the European Union. The


right honourable gentleman once again talks about the possibility of


a negative impact on Scotland if Scotland were not part of the single


market. His party is dedicated to taking Scotland out of the single


market by taking it out of the UK. Mr Speaker, this week directors of


our larger companies have been told by investors to reign in senior


executive pay which is too often distorted by long-term incentive


plans which are too complex to manage and too excessive in their


rewards. Will my right honourable friend look the such schemes as part


of her corporate Government review? I'm pleased to say this Government's


taken action on executive pay already giving shareholders the


power to veto pay policies and force companies to Des cloy their board's


pay. I want to build on that. We've pubbish Hirsched a Green Paper on


how to strengthen shareholders' influence over executive pay and


have greater transparency. Will the #3r50i789 provide a commitment today


that no part of Great Repel Bill will be subject to ennish votes for


English laws? -- lengthish votes. The honourable lady might recognise


the Great Repel Bill will have a number of complex issues it will be


dealing with. It will be ensuring at its heart will be the European


communities act repeal. One of the issues we'll need to look at looking


at that bill and negotiating our way out of the European Union is the


issue of reserve matters and devolved matters. There are many


aspects... THE SPEAKER: Order. Order. Members


of the Scottish National Party led by the right honourable gentleman on


the front bench who's supposed to be a statesman-like figure should


demonstrate some calm and reserve while being answered by the the


Prime Minister who was questioned. The Prime Minister. The honourable


lady will know full well that any legislation brought before this


House, if any part of it only applies to England then it will be


subject to the English votes on English laws. May I congratulate the


Prime Minister on her delivery yesterday of an historic, defin


tiff, pragmatic, outward looking speech which saw the pound rise to


its highest level in two years and its highest level in two years and


the FTSE up today. Would she agree with me a strong and prosperous UK


as she has planned, would be a nightmare for the Leader of the


Opposition and the EU ruling class? I agree with my honourable friend, a


strong and prosperous Britain is what we want to build as we leave


the European Union. It is only a pitty it seems the Labour Party


aren't interested in doing that and want to do the opposite and bring


this economy down. Number 3, Mr Speaker. I always enjoy my visits to


Wales. I hope to visit Wales in the future. Quite an answer as to


whether she'll visit the Rhondda. I'm happy to accommodate her. I can


do bacon and eggs. More importantly, I could take her to see the best


brass band in the world. Or I could take her to the local food bank


which is based in the closed down Conservative Club. What's happening


at the moment is since 2010, the Government's closed the local


courts, closed the local tax office, the DWP office and the driving


centre. Now the Government's intending to close all the tax


offices in Wales and centralise them in Cardiff. We feel in the valleys


as if we're just ignored by the Government. Can I just beg her to


change direction and start putting Government offices in the small


towns, villages, valleys of this country? Can I say to the right


honourable gentleman, the last time I looked, Cardiff was actually in


Wales. He says we're going to take offices away from Wales but we'll


put them in Cardiff. I think he might find the whole point about


what the HMRC is doing is they are taking, moving from outdated offices


to large, modern, regional centres. That will make it possible for them


to modernise their ways of working, make tax collection more efficient


and improve customer services by HMRC. I welcome my right honourable


friend's speech for a global Britain. It shows you are list why


enning to this side of the House. The council leaders considering the


grater Manchester framework consultation responses as they


listen to the people, give us better infrastructure and protect our green


spaces. I thank my honourable friend for his comments and raising the


issue. The con siltation -- consultation closed earlier this


week. There has been a huge amount of interest from local people. I


echo his comment sayings local leaders should take all


representations into account. In the UK, we have 14 regional markets for


electricity disprobe Ewingses. Highlanders and islanders are facing


higher charges. They are an eye watering 84% higher than


distributary bugs charges for London. Will the Prime Minister


introduce a universal market for electricity pricing. Those of us who


live in the coldest windiest place are are diskrilled against by her


Government and it must end. The honourable gentleman draws attention


to the fact of course geography has an impact on these matters. He talks


about living in the coldest and windiest place. One of the issues


that's interesting to look at in relation to Scotland is the whoa


question of renewables and the opportunities for renewables. I can


tell him we are looking at the impact... We are looking at making


sure... We are looking at making sure energy markets in the UK are


indeed working properly. I'm very pleased the Prime Minister has said


she will take the necessary action on air quality to deal with the


40,000 premature deaths it causes across our country every year. As I


know she believes in her Government leading by example, will she make


sure that all diesel cars are removed from the Government car


service as soon as possible? My honourable friend is right,


improving air quality is a priority for this Government. We are


determined to cut harmful emissions. We've committed money since 2011 to


supporting the take-up of low-emission vehicles. The


Government car service is working to remove diesel cars from its fleet.


It has replaced a quarter and this work conditions to remove diesel


vehicles. Is the Prime Minister aware that I totally agree with what


she said yesterday. It is the job of people in this... Wait for it...


LAUGHTER We in this House have a real responsibility for our children


and grandchildren to have a bright future. But is she aware there are


dark clouds looming on the horizon in terms of intolerance, racism


across Europe and the foundering and flux of many of our great


institutions that have kept peace and prosperity since the last world


war. I speak of the in UN, Nato and indeed the European Union. Are we


fit for purpose in keeping this country safe, secure in that ward?


-- world. I recognise the important issue that the right honourable


gentleman raised in this area. It is pro sighsly as we move out of the


European Union, the UK will be more outward looking. We want to ensure


we play our part in the UN. That the UN itself is able to do the job that


everybody wants it to do. Nato has been the most important bull washing


in terms of maintaining safety and security across the European


continent. That's why we're continuing to support Nato. British


troops are in Estonia. British Forces in Poland, Romania,


continuing to show our commitment to Nato. The thrust of my speech


yesterday was we want a strong, strat edgic partnership with the


European Union. That access to the single market, that free trade


agreement but to continue to work with them on justice and security


matters. Now is not a time to cooperate less, it is a time to


cooperate more. Delighted the third round replay where Sutton united won


against Wimbledon. The pressing issue is to be able to get into work


on a day-to-day basis. Does the Prime Minister welcome the talks


between Aslef and Southern to finding a solution for hard pressed


commuters? As a former Wimbledon councillor, I am anot sure I share


the enthusiasm for the defeat of AFC Wimbledon. On the point about train


strikes, yes, I do. I hope those sitting around the table will


enensure we see an agreement reached which enables passengers to get on


with their lives, their jobs and not suffer the misery brought about by


the strike in the first place. Can I agree with the Prime Minister and


disagree with the last member about the reference to last night's


meeting and AFC's results. If the Prime Minister really believes that


GP surgeries should be open seven days a week, 12 hours a day, would


she be my guest at a meeting against Department of Health diktat which


will close a 6,000 strong surgery. Even better, could she just tell her


Government to stop cuts to GP Ps Sir verieses which force thousands to


attend hard pressed A's like St George's and St Helier or is she


happy to see the poisible collapse of the NHS on her watch? I might


remind the honourable lady, she and I sat on a council together where we


tried to keep Wimbledon playing in Wimbledon other at least in Murton.


GPs are part of the solution in terms of the NHS for the future.


We've seen more GPs coming into the NHS. Something like 5,000 more GPs


being trained and will be in place by 2020. But what we do want to


ensure is that GPs are open and providing the services at times when


the patients want to access them. Mr Speaker, it was quite clear from the


Prime Minister's speech yesterday that she seeks to build a Brexit


consensus and to bring our country back together. I thank her for that.


To that end, and to strengthen the Prime Minister's negotiating hand,


before Article 50 is triggered, would she please considerate least


publishing all those 12 objectives in a White Paper so that we can


debate them here in this place on behalf of all our constituents? My


honourable friend is right. I absolutely understand the point she


raised about Parliament's desire to be able to debate those objectives


which I set out in the plan yesterday. One of the objectives,


one of the principles was about certainly and clarity. It continues


to be the Government's intention that we will provide clarity


whenever it is possible and we will ensure that at appropriate times


both the public and Parliament are kept informed and are able to


consider and properly scrutinise these issues. Thank you, Mr Speaker.


While dedicated and talented staff at the royal Liverpool hospital's


A department struggle to find beds for sick people, around 135 patients


are unable to be discharged solely because of Government cuts to social


care. When will the Government recognise its responsibilities and


not try to blame GPs for a problem of the Government's own making?


There is a pressure on social care. I accept that and recognised this in


this House. That's why the Government's recognised it and put


improved funding through the better care fund and social care


pre-September. Liverpool raced ?8 million and they'll receive ?48


million from the better care fund by 2019/20. This isn't just a question


of money. It is ensuring we have a sustainable social care system for


the future. That's what the Government's working on. Could I


commend by right honourable friend for her remarks yesterday, not least


the constructive terms to the future of the EU in marked difference from


others over the years. Would she confirm that constructive tone will


remain as the best base for getting an agreement between ourselves and


the EU and the default position of no deal will remain a default


position and not the Government's default position? Absolutely. We


want to get that good deal and expect to be able to get that good


deal. It is right that it is through goodwill and a positive approach on


both sides of these negotiations we will achieve that. I'm clear the UK


wants to see a continuing strong European Union of 27 member states.


We want to have a strong, strategic partnership with that Europon and


continue to work bilaterally with individual states. I made this point


to a number of European Union leaders yesterday when I spoke to


them after my speech, we want to approach this in a positive and


optimistic fashion. I believe a deal that is good for the UK, will be a


deal that is good for the European Union. This week, the national


auditor revealed the abject failures in the con accept tricks fiasco


which resulted in thousands of people wrongly denied their tax


credits. This was not one rogue contractors but a system designed by


Government to pursue and chase down claimants for profit. So, does the


Prime Minister agree with the Chief Executive of HMRC that payment by


ruts has no -- results has no mace in our welfare system. Will she


review this model or will she wait for the next scandal to hit


vulnerable people? I recognise many people received a poor service. It


is not the first time this has been highlighted in this chamber this was


not acceptable. I apologise for the poury and stress caused for people.


We have been clear about that service. HMRC will learn the lessons


from that contract. They remain committed to providing a high


quality service. It will not use a private sector service to undertakes


tax or fraud checks again. Further to the question from my honourable


friend, the Prime Minister did yesterday confirm her commitment to


parliamentary democracy. Therefore, I assume she accepts the long


standing convention that the he can he can tiff, the Government, is


continuously accountable to this House for the policies that she is


pursuing. Can she clarify whether or not she intends to make any further


statements of policy intentions to this House and whether she


anticipates this House having an opportunity to vote its approval for


those policies earlier than two years away when the whole


negotiation has been completed? My right honourable friend raises a


matter that not only our honourable friend has raised but others as


well. If I can simply make this point. Yesterday, my right


honourable, the Secretary of State for exiting the European Union came


here and answered questions for two hours. There is a further general


debate on exiting the European Union matters taking place today. There


have been a number of these do Bates already looking at the issues which


are part of the objectives we have set. We will have to consider the


result of the decision of the Supreme Court which may, if it goes


against the Government, require legislation to be brought before


this House. There will be an opportunity in the great wee peat


bill to look at issues around the exiting the I the the EU. We can't


vote on the deal until we know what the deal is. Parliament will have a


vote when we know what that deal is. The Prime Minister's passing


reference to the interests of Spanish fishermen in her speech


yesterday let the cat out of the bag that our fishing opportunities are


already on the table as a bargaining tool before the Brexit negotiations


have even started. What does the Prime Minister want to offer the


Spanish fishermen? I made a very simple point yesterday which is that


negotiation is not just about the UK. There will be others in the


European Union who will be looking for ensheering the deal we get is


good for the UK and for the European Union. I have to say to the


honourable lady, if she thinks continued membership of the common


fishers policy is not the case and one of the things we will vote


against. The people of Stafford shirt and Stoke-on-Trent are being


confronted with the possible loss of emergency services in Stafford or


Burton when our Acute Hospitals are under intense pressure. Would the


Prime Minister agree with me and others that closing A is no way


to deal with increased, real, not imagined, need. I would say to my


honourable friend, the important issue is the level of service


available for people in a local area. That's why the sustainability


and transformation plans being published are taking into account


and are being considered at a local level for local clinicians and local


people to agree what is best in their particular area. Mr Speaker,


last Friday I went to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where the number


of people waiting 12 hours or more in A doubled last year. 100 of


them aged 90 or over. Trust managers said the biggest factor is dig


charging people. Government cuts erodele support for them. Will she


stop waffling about her shared society, listen to her own budget


watchdog saying we'll need ?30 billion from older people in the


next ten years and put that money into local adult care and the NHS?


Well, just looking at the figures for what has happened for health in


his particular area, there are more doctors and significantly more


nurses in his NHS Foundation Trust. I know what the honourable gentleman


is talking about. I'm about to comment on it! But the honourable


lady who is shouting from a sedentary position might have


recognised he started talking about the NHS which is what I'm also


commenting on. THE SPEAKER: Order. I'm not having


an exchange across the dispatch box. Order. The Prime Minister was asked


a question. Order! I require no help from the honourable gentleman which


is of zilch value! The Prime Minister will answer and she will be


heard with courtesy, including by the honourable gentleman. The Prime


Minister The honourable gentleman asked me about pressures on the


national health service. We are sighing more doctors and nurses in


his hospitals Foundation Trust and he health funding in the honourable


gentleman's area will be ?3 billion this year rising with a further 450


million by 2021. In terms of the issue of social care, as I said in


this House before, we are putting extra money into social care, giving


local authorities the opportunity to raise more money and spend it on


social care. This is not just about more money. It is about ensuring


best practise is spread throughout the country. About a long-term


solution to sustainable social care for the future. An issue ducked by


Governments, including a Labour Government for 13 years. On Friday,


the east coast of England faced threat of a tidal surge that


endangered tens of thousands of homes and thousands of lives. A


simple change in the weather meant flooding was averted. Will the Prime


Minister join me in praising the response of the emergency services


planning ahead, involving the army coastguard, the Fire Service and the


ambulance and police to make sure the best possible plans were made


and will she further join with me in making sure the public know these


warnings, in future, should always be taken seriously? My honourable


friend raises an important point. I'm happy to commend the action of


all those in the emergency service, Armed Forces, and local authorities


who worked so hard to make sure this problem, a change in weather took


place, but it is absolutely crucial that when these warnings are given,


people recognise they are given for a very good reason, because there is


a concern about the danger that could take place. The efforts put in


protected tens of thousands of properties. I'm pleased to see the


work we have learned from previous flooding incidents, the work between


emergency services, local services and the Armed Forces was much better


coordinated than perhaps has been in the past. We've been able to learn


from flooding in the past. Mr Speaker, in response to the


honourable member for Broxtow the Prime Minister talked about her


desire to give clarity around our exit of the EU. Many of my


constituency yentas are paying taxes. What assurances can she give


them about their future. Particularly if they change their


employer or are freelancers? What I said yesterday is about the


guaranteeing of rights for EU citizens living here in the UK. I


want to see the rights of UK citizens living in the 27 member


states being given guarantees as well. I encourage others across


Europe to agree this is an issue we should look at at an early stage and


as early a stage as possible in order to give people the confidence


and reassurance she is looking for. ? Supporting my right honourable


gentlemen in social care and the Health Service, can she endorse the


confidence in our hospitals in market towns across the country.


They provide a vital piece of the jigsaw in our NHS such as the


Westminster memorial in stats brie? I'm sure as my honourable friend


says, the Westminster memorial in Shaftesbury is providing good


services for local people. What the structure of the local services


should be is a matter for discussion at local level. It is crucial local


clinicians agree and others agree we have a safe and secure service for


people. They are provided within the NHS services they need at the most


appropriate level. I accept very often we think only of major


District General Hospitals and acute hospitals but the NHS is made up of


different parts. Patients need to be treated at the most appropriate


level for their needs. How can aband onning membership of the customs


union that thaws 68% of Wales' exports, crucially 90% of our food


and drink exports and supports 200,000 jobs cause any other than


calamitous self-harm? What we will be doing is negotiating a free trade


agreement with the European Union to get the best possible access for


trade. We also want to be able to negotiate trade agreements with


other countries around the world. A number of countries have already


expressed interest in doing that. We want to open up, see new export


markets being delivered for businesses here in the UK, including


for the sort of trade that he's talking about in Wales. In the


customs aspect with the European Union, we want to have an


arrangement with them to have as frictionless borders as possible.


Were Prime Minister's Questions comes to an end there.


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