G20 Statement BBC Parliament on BBC Two


G20 Statement

BBC Two shows highlights of this week's coverage from the BBC Parliament channel. G20 Statement: Theresa May making a statement in the House of Commons, from 7 September.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to G20 Statement. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Order.

0:00:170:00:19

Statement, The Prime Minister.

0:00:190:00:24

With permission I would like to read a statement on the G20 summit

0:00:240:00:27

in China but before I turn to the G20, I would like to say

0:00:270:00:31

something about the process of Brexit.

0:00:310:00:34

On 23rd of June, the British people were asked to vote

0:00:340:00:40

on whether we should stay in the EU or leave.

0:00:400:00:43

The majority decided to leave.

0:00:430:00:44

Our task is to deliver the will of the British people

0:00:440:00:47

and negotiate the best possible deal for our country.

0:00:470:00:50

I know many people are keen to see what rapid progress,

0:00:500:00:53

to see rapid progress and to understand what post

0:00:530:00:56

Brexit Britain will look like.

0:00:560:00:57

We are getting on with the vital work but we must also think

0:00:570:01:01

through the issues in a sober and considered weight and this

0:01:010:01:04

is about getting the kind of deal that is ambitious

0:01:040:01:11

and bold for Britain.

0:01:110:01:13

It is not about the Norway model, the Swiss model or any other

0:01:130:01:16

country, it is about developing our own British model.

0:01:160:01:19

We will not take decisions until we are ready, we will not

0:01:190:01:23

reveal our hand prematurely, and we will not provide a running

0:01:230:01:28

commentary on every twist and turn of negotiations.

0:01:280:01:31

And I say that because that is not the best way to conduct a strong

0:01:310:01:35

and mature negotiation that would deliver the best deal

0:01:350:01:38

for the people of this country.

0:01:380:01:39

As the Secretary of State for exiting the European Union told

0:01:390:01:42

the House on Monday, we will maximise and seize

0:01:420:01:45

the opportunities that Brexit presents.

0:01:450:01:49

That is the approach I took to the G20 summit.

0:01:490:01:52

This was the first time...

0:01:520:01:57

This was the first time that the world's leading economies

0:01:570:02:02

have come together since the UK's decision to leave the EU and it

0:02:020:02:07

demonstrated the leading role we continue to play in the world

0:02:070:02:10

as a bold, ambitious and outward looking nation.

0:02:100:02:12

Building on our strength as a great trading nation,

0:02:120:02:15

we were clear that we had to resist a retreat to protectionism

0:02:150:02:20

and we had conversations about how we can explore new bilateral trading

0:02:200:02:23

negotiations with key partners around the world.

0:02:230:02:26

We initiated important discussions on responding to rising

0:02:260:02:28

globalisation sentiment and ensuring the world's economy

0:02:280:02:33

works for everyone.

0:02:330:02:35

And we continue to play our part in working with our allies

0:02:350:02:42

to confront the growing challenges of

0:02:420:02:44

terrorism and migration.

0:02:440:02:45

Trading with partners around the globe has been the foundation

0:02:450:02:48

of our prosperity in the past and it will underpin our prosperity

0:02:480:02:52

in the future.

0:02:520:02:53

Under my leadership, as we leave the EU, Britain

0:02:530:02:55

will seek to become the global leader in free trade.

0:02:550:02:59

At this summit we secured widespread agreement across the G20 to resist

0:02:590:03:03

a retreat to protectionism, including a specific agreement

0:03:030:03:08

to extend the rollback of protectionist measures

0:03:080:03:10

until the end of 2018.

0:03:100:03:15

The G20 also committed to ratify by the end of this year the WTO

0:03:150:03:19

agreement to reduce the costs and burdens of moving goods

0:03:190:03:21

across borders and it agreed to do more to encourage firms

0:03:210:03:25

of all sizes, in particular female lead firms, to take full advantage

0:03:250:03:29

of global supply chains.

0:03:290:03:30

Britain also continued to press for an ambitious EU trade agenda,

0:03:300:03:33

including in lamenting the EU- Canada deal and forging agreements

0:03:330:03:37

with Japan and America and we will continue to make these

0:03:370:03:40

items as long as we are members of the EU.

0:03:400:03:43

But as we leave the EU, we will also forge our own new trade

0:03:430:03:54

deals and I am pleased to say that just as the UK is pleased

0:03:540:03:58

deals and I am pleased to say that just as the UK is pleased to seize

0:03:580:04:02

the opportunities that

0:04:020:04:03

leaving the EU represents,

0:04:030:04:04

so our international partners.

0:04:040:04:05

They said they would welcome talks on removing barriers to trade

0:04:050:04:08

between the countries.

0:04:080:04:14

The Australian trade minister is to visited yesterday to take part

0:04:140:04:17

in exploratory talks on the UK and Australia trade deal.

0:04:170:04:20

In our bilateral at the end of the summit, the president

0:04:200:04:23

of China made clear that China would welcome discussions on a trade

0:04:230:04:27

agreement with the UK.

0:04:270:04:28

As we do more to advance free trade around the world,

0:04:280:04:32

so we must also do more to ensure working people really benefit

0:04:320:04:35

from the opportunities it creates.

0:04:350:04:37

Across the world today, many feel these opportunities do not

0:04:370:04:39

seem to come to them.

0:04:390:04:42

They feel a lack of control over their lives.

0:04:420:04:45

They have a job but no job security, our home but worrying

0:04:450:04:49

about paying the mortgage.

0:04:490:04:51

They are just about managing but life is hard.

0:04:510:04:54

It is not enough for governments to take a hands-off approach.

0:04:540:04:58

At this summit I argued that we need to deliver an economy that

0:04:580:05:02

works that everyone.

0:05:020:05:03

Bold action at home and cooperation abroad.

0:05:030:05:05

That is why in Britain we are developing a proper

0:05:050:05:08

industrial strategy to improve productivity in every part

0:05:080:05:11

of the country so more people can share in our prosperity

0:05:110:05:15

through higher real wages and greater opportunities

0:05:150:05:18

for young people.

0:05:180:05:20

And to restore greater fairness we will be consulting

0:05:200:05:23

on new measures to tackle corporate irresponsibility.

0:05:230:05:25

Cracking down on excessive corporate pay, poor corporate governance

0:05:250:05:28

and tax avoidance.

0:05:280:05:33

And giving customers representations on company boards.

0:05:330:05:36

At the G20, this mission of ensuring the comedy works for everyone

0:05:360:05:40

was echoed by other leaders.

0:05:400:05:44

This is an agenda that Britain will continue to lead in the months

0:05:440:05:48

and years ahead.

0:05:480:05:54

--

0:05:540:05:56

-- economy.

0:05:560:05:59

Together we agreed to continue efforts to fight corruption.

0:05:590:06:02

Building on the London Summit and doing more to prevent aggressive

0:06:020:06:05

tax avoidance, stopping companies avoiding tax by shifting profits

0:06:050:06:07

to one jurisdiction from another.

0:06:070:06:08

We agree to work together to address the causes of global industries

0:06:080:06:12

and is such as the steel industry.

0:06:120:06:14

And also deal with market distortions.

0:06:140:06:20

All of the steps are important if we are to retain support

0:06:200:06:25

for free trade and the open economies that are the bedrock

0:06:250:06:28

of global growth.

0:06:280:06:29

Turning to global security, Britain remains at the heart

0:06:290:06:33

of DAESH and we discussed the need for plans to prevent

0:06:330:06:36

foreign fighters dispersing from Irani, Syria and Libya.

0:06:360:06:39

We want to limit the financing of all terrorist organisations

0:06:390:06:42

and more action to improve safety and security

0:06:420:06:44

in the aviation industry.

0:06:440:06:48

We hope some things will be adopted by the end of this month.

0:06:480:06:52

We also need to confront the ideology that underpins this

0:06:520:06:54

terrorism.

0:06:540:06:57

That means addressing both violent and non-violent extremism

0:06:570:07:01

and working across borders to tackle radicalisation online.

0:07:010:07:05

Turning to the migration crisis, Britain will continue

0:07:050:07:08

to meet its obligations to the poorest in the world

0:07:080:07:11

and support refugees.

0:07:110:07:15

We will make further commitments at President Obama's summit

0:07:150:07:18

in New York later this month.

0:07:180:07:21

At the G20 I also argued that we cannot shy away from dealing

0:07:210:07:24

with illegal migration.

0:07:240:07:25

I will be returning to this at the UN General Assembly.

0:07:250:07:28

We need to improve how we distinguish between refugees

0:07:280:07:31

and economic migrants.

0:07:310:07:33

This will allow economies to benefit from controlled migration

0:07:330:07:38

and we will be able to get more help to refugees who need it

0:07:380:07:42

and retain popular support for doing so.

0:07:420:07:44

This doesn't just protect our own people.

0:07:440:07:46

By reducing the scope for the mass population movements we are seeing

0:07:460:07:52

today and investing the underlying drivers of mass migration at source,

0:07:520:07:55

we can achieve better outcomes for the migrants themselves.

0:07:550:07:58

As part of this new approach we need a more concerted effort

0:07:580:08:02

to address modern slavery.

0:08:020:08:05

This sickening trade, often using the same criminal

0:08:050:08:08

networks that facilitate illegal migration is an affront

0:08:080:08:13

to our humanity and I want Britain leading a global effort

0:08:130:08:16

to stamp it out.

0:08:160:08:18

Mr Speaker, when the British people voted to leave the European Union,

0:08:180:08:21

they did not vote to leave Europe.

0:08:210:08:23

To turn inwards or to walk away from the G20 or our international

0:08:230:08:27

partners around the world.

0:08:270:08:28

That has never been the British way.

0:08:280:08:31

We have always understood that our success as a sovereign

0:08:310:08:41

nation is bound in trade

0:08:410:08:43

and cooperation with others.

0:08:430:08:44

By building on existing relationships and shaping

0:08:440:08:47

an ambitious global role, we will make a successful exit

0:08:470:08:50

for us and our European partners and continue to strengthen

0:08:500:08:52

the prosperity of generations to come and I commend this statement

0:08:520:08:55

to the house.

0:08:550:09:04

Jeremy Korbin.

0:09:040:09:06

I would like to thank the Prime Minister for her statement

0:09:060:09:09

on the G20's Summit and giving me an advanced copy of it.

0:09:090:09:13

I first went to China in 1998 to attend a United Nations

0:09:130:09:16

conference on human rights.

0:09:160:09:17

The same year, the European Convention on human rights

0:09:170:09:20

was incorporated into UK law in our Human Rights Act.

0:09:200:09:24

That legislation has protected the liberties of our people and held

0:09:240:09:27

successive British governments to account.

0:09:270:09:31

Which is why on this side of the house we share the concerns

0:09:310:09:34

of so many at the government's plans to repeal the Human Rights Act.

0:09:340:09:42

The Prime Minister said she would not reveal her hand

0:09:420:09:47

on this subject, nobody would blame her because she has

0:09:470:09:52

not revealed her hand or the government's many hands

0:09:520:09:55

on this particular thing.

0:09:550:09:57

They are unclear what they are trying to do.

0:09:570:10:00

The G20 met in wake of the vote to leave the European Union.

0:10:000:10:03

We accept the decision taken by the majority of our people

0:10:030:10:11

however, we cannot ignore this fact that the outcome has left

0:10:110:10:14

this country divided.

0:10:140:10:19

With increased levels of hate crimes, huge uncertainty

0:10:190:10:21

about what comes next for our country and an extraordinary

0:10:210:10:23

lack of planning and preparation on how to navigate

0:10:230:10:26

the post-referendum situation in relation to Europe.

0:10:260:10:30

That uncertainty and division has been made worse by the government's

0:10:300:10:39

ministers' political posturing and often contradictory messages

0:10:390:10:42

which do not seem to add up to a considered position.

0:10:420:10:45

Yesterday, the Brexit secretary said staying in the single market

0:10:450:10:48

was improbable, the Prime Minister's spokesman said it was not the case,

0:10:480:10:52

it is one or the other, it can't be both.

0:10:520:10:55

Can the Prime Minister tell the house what the government's

0:10:550:10:58

policy actually is?

0:10:580:11:00

The negotiation for Britain's withdrawal from the EU must focus

0:11:000:11:04

on expanding trade, jobs and investment.

0:11:040:11:07

Defending social employment and environmental protections

0:11:070:11:12

and as many colleagues have raised during prime ministers questions,

0:11:120:11:17

the uncertainty facing the universities for example,

0:11:170:11:22

the member for Bristol West raised the issue, they need certainty

0:11:220:11:26

of their relationship with European universities immediately.

0:11:260:11:30

It cannot wait.

0:11:300:11:36

Parliament and the public cannot be sidelined in this from the greatest

0:11:360:11:40

constitutional change this country has embarked on in 20 years.

0:11:400:11:43

Corporate globalisation is an issue and has to be addressed.

0:11:430:11:49

I am pleased the G20 did address it.

0:11:490:11:53

The G20 was formed in response to the global financial

0:11:530:11:56

crisis of 2008.

0:11:560:11:58

A devastating event triggered by reckless deregulation

0:11:580:12:02

of the financial sector.

0:12:020:12:05

It is a model of running the global economy that the Prime Minister

0:12:050:12:08

acknowledges has produced huge increases in inequality and failed

0:12:080:12:11

in its own terms.

0:12:110:12:12

I raised this issue with President Obama

0:12:120:12:15

during his visit earlier this year.

0:12:150:12:18

It is clear that rising levels of inequality in all of our economy

0:12:180:12:24

fuel insecurities and put people and communities against each other.

0:12:240:12:27

It has been 40 years since Britain has had to engage in high

0:12:270:12:34

-- bilateral trade negotiations.

0:12:340:12:42

The free-trade government the Prime Minister spoke of has

0:12:420:12:44

often

0:12:440:12:47

been pursued at the expense of the world's most fragile economies.

0:12:470:12:50

It has been realised with destructive consequences

0:12:500:12:52

for our environment.

0:12:520:12:52

We need a UK trade agenda that protects people and the environment

0:12:520:12:56

and I urge the Prime Minister to stand with me against the use

0:12:560:12:59

of Britain's aid and trade policies to further the agenda

0:12:590:13:02

of deregulation and privatisation in developing countries.

0:13:020:13:07

We need a trade policy which values human rights and human dignity.

0:13:070:13:10

In particular, in particular, could the Prime Minister informed

0:13:100:13:16

the house about her talks with the Chinese president

0:13:160:13:18

in two crucial areas?

0:13:180:13:21

The first I raised in my meeting with him last autumn.

0:13:210:13:25

The UK steel industry continues to face deeply challenging times.

0:13:250:13:31

A key reason for this is the sale of cheap subsidised Chinese steel

0:13:310:13:34

that is flooding the European markets.

0:13:340:13:38

What assurances did the Chinese president give that this practice

0:13:380:13:43

will stop and stop now because of the damage it is doing

0:13:430:13:46

to the steel industry in this country and others?

0:13:460:13:55

On the question of Hinckley, during the summer,

0:13:550:13:57

the Prime Minister

0:13:570:13:58

announced she was postponing the decision on the new nuclear

0:13:580:14:01

reactor at Hinkley Point.

0:14:010:14:03

Could the Prime Minister take this opportunity to explain why

0:14:030:14:06

she decided to postpone the decision and could she also point

0:14:060:14:12

out which aspect of the contract she is re-examining?

0:14:120:14:14

Finally, the Prime Minister was involved in discussions

0:14:140:14:16

at the G20 around global challenges to security.

0:14:160:14:24

As the complex brutal conflicts continue across the Middle East,

0:14:240:14:27

we need a concerted global response to these challenges.

0:14:270:14:29

The human cost of the refugee crisis and the thousands downing in the sea

0:14:290:14:34

each year must be our number one concern and our number one

0:14:340:14:37

humanitarian response.

0:14:370:14:40

That is why I remain concerned that at the heart of this government's

0:14:400:14:45

security strategy is increased arms exports to the very part

0:14:450:14:48

of the world that most immediately threatens the security.

0:14:480:14:51

The British government continues to sell arms to Saudi Arabia

0:14:510:14:55

which are being used to commit crimes against humanity in Yemen.

0:14:550:14:59

Which has been clearly detailed by the UN and other agencies.

0:14:590:15:03

Will the Prime Minister commit today to halting arms sales

0:15:030:15:08

to Saudi Arabia that have been used to prosecute this war in Yemen

0:15:080:15:12

with the humanitarian devastation that has resulted from that?

0:15:120:15:20

Thank you, Mr Speaker.

0:15:200:15:23

The Right Honourable gentleman raised a number of issues.

0:15:230:15:27

May I comment, he raised and referred to the question of hate

0:15:270:15:30

crimes that have taken place in the United Kingdom.

0:15:300:15:35

We have a proud history in the UK welcoming people to this country

0:15:350:15:38

and there is no place in this society for hate crimes.

0:15:380:15:41

The government has published a new action plan against hate crime

0:15:410:15:44

and we are concerned about the level of hate crime we have seen.

0:15:440:15:48

The Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary met Polish

0:15:480:15:50

ministers this week to discuss the particular concern about attacks

0:15:500:15:55

that have taken place on Polish people here in the UK.

0:15:550:16:02

We were very clear and the police are clear that they will,

0:16:020:16:05

anyone who has been a victim of hate crime allegations taking place

0:16:050:16:09

should take those allegations to the police.

0:16:090:16:12

He talked about the issue of what we will be doing

0:16:120:16:15

in negotiations with the European Union.

0:16:150:16:18

I covered this in my statement of what we will be doing

0:16:180:16:22

as we negotiate our leaving from the EU is to negotiate

0:16:220:16:26

a new relationship with the European Union.

0:16:260:16:28

That will include control on the movement of people

0:16:280:16:31

from the EU to the UK.

0:16:310:16:32

I don't think he referred to that.

0:16:320:16:36

It will also be about getting the right deal for trade in goods

0:16:360:16:40

and services that we want to see.

0:16:400:16:42

It will be a new relationship.

0:16:420:16:46

As I indicated in my statement and in prime ministers questions

0:16:460:16:49

earlier, I will not be giving a running commentary

0:16:490:16:52

and the government will not.

0:16:520:16:54

And there is a good reason for that, we want to get the best deal.

0:16:540:16:58

We want to get the right deal for the United Kingdom.

0:16:580:17:03

If we were to give a constant running commentary and give

0:17:030:17:06

away our negotiating hand, that would not be what we achieve.

0:17:060:17:09

He referred to the issue of steel, I raised the issue

0:17:090:17:13

of overproduction, this was important because it was not

0:17:130:17:16

just being raised with the Chinese government but with all

0:17:160:17:19

of the leaders around that table.

0:17:190:17:22

Crucially the G20 have recognised the significance of this

0:17:220:17:26

and recognised the issue of the steps that some governments

0:17:260:17:30

are taking which are leading to some of the problems that we see,

0:17:300:17:34

that is why the new forum has been introduced which will look at these

0:17:340:17:38

issues and the Chinese will be sitting on that forum.

0:17:380:17:42

I don't just take a decision without looking at the analysis,

0:17:420:17:49

I am looking at the details, looking at the analysis,

0:17:490:17:52

and a decision will be taken later this month.

0:17:520:17:59

On Saudi Arabia, I met the deputy Prince at the G20.

0:17:590:18:04

I did raise with him the concerns about reports of what might have

0:18:040:18:08

happened in the Yemen.

0:18:080:18:12

I insisted that these should be properly investigated.

0:18:120:18:18

But the leader of the Opposition said that in relation

0:18:180:18:22

to our relations with Saudi Arabia, he referred to what happens

0:18:220:18:25

in Saudi Arabia as being, I think he implied that it was a threat

0:18:250:18:28

to the safety of people in the UK.

0:18:280:18:31

What matters is the strength of our relationship with Saudi Arabia

0:18:310:18:34

on issues like dealing with terrorism, counterterrorism issues.

0:18:340:18:37

It is that relationship that has helped keep people on the streets

0:18:370:18:40

of Britain safe.

0:18:400:18:45

And can I just say to the Right Honourable gentleman,

0:18:450:18:47

I have a very clear view, as does the Conservative Party

0:18:470:18:51

on this side of the House, that if we are going to see

0:18:510:18:54

prosperity and growth in the economies around the world,

0:18:540:18:56

the way to get there is through free trade.

0:18:560:19:00

Free trade has underpinned the prosperity of this country.

0:19:000:19:06

I will take no lessons from the Right Honourable gentleman

0:19:060:19:09

on action to help developing countries and those

0:19:090:19:16

who are in poverty elsewhere in the world because this

0:19:160:19:18

government has a fine record in terms of what we have them

0:19:180:19:22

in humanitarian support, in educating girls and others around

0:19:220:19:24

the world and in helping people to have access to medical care,

0:19:240:19:27

water and the resources they need.

0:19:270:19:29

But it is a free trade that underpins our growth.

0:19:290:19:32

We will be the global leader in free trade and it is also the best

0:19:320:19:36

anti-poverty policy for those countries.

0:19:360:19:38

I will be an unashamed, unashamedly will go out

0:19:380:19:44

there and give the message that we want a free-trade country

0:19:440:19:47

and I am only sorry that the Labour Party

0:19:470:19:49

is turning its back on something that has led to the prosperity

0:19:490:19:52

of the United Kingdom.

0:19:520:19:57

May I congratulate my right honourable friend on her emphatic

0:19:570:20:00

support for free trade?

0:20:000:20:05

In the European Union, we currently run a deficit

0:20:050:20:09

with the other 27 member states, according to the Office

0:20:090:20:14

of National Statistics, of ?62 billion a year.

0:20:140:20:16

However, we run a surplus with the same goods and services

0:20:160:20:20

with the rest of the world which went up by around ?10 billion

0:20:200:20:23

last year alone.

0:20:230:20:28

Will my right honourable friend continue her crusade for free trade

0:20:280:20:33

to develop our world opportunities through Brexit and Jim assured

0:20:330:20:36

that the European Commission and the European Union no longer

0:20:360:20:40

continues to run our trade policy, we will do it ourselves and do

0:20:400:20:44

it really well.

0:20:440:20:45

My honourable friend is right, we have an opportunity

0:20:450:20:48

and I want to make sure that we are ambitious in seizing

0:20:480:20:52

those opportunities to develop those trade deals around the world.

0:20:520:20:55

We will be developing that new relationship

0:20:550:20:58

with the European Union which will be, part of which,

0:20:580:21:02

will be how we trade with the EU in relation to goods and services,

0:21:020:21:06

but we have the opportunity to develop those trading

0:21:060:21:09

relationships around the rest of the world.

0:21:090:21:10

We can't formally have those deals in place and operating

0:21:100:21:21

until we leave the European Union but we can do

0:21:210:21:23

the

0:21:230:21:24

preparation to make sure they are there when we need them.

0:21:240:21:27

Can I thank the Prime Minister for an advanced copy

0:21:270:21:29

of this statement.

0:21:290:21:31

The G20 summit was very much cast with the Brexit vote

0:21:310:21:34

and her own Brexit brainstorming from the previous week.

0:21:340:21:38

I read one report about it that said what Brexit appeared to mean

0:21:380:21:42

at the G20 was the Prime Minister getting shunted to the back

0:21:420:21:45

of the role of the leaders group photo, being briefed

0:21:450:21:49

against by the Americans and the Japanese, and being left

0:21:490:21:53

to pick up the fact that Mexico, Australia and Singapore have

0:21:530:21:56

expressed a vague interest in doing trade deals.

0:21:560:21:58

The Conservatives on the other side don't like it but this is how other

0:21:580:22:02

countries are viewing the UK internationally.

0:22:020:22:10

G20 leaders are as keen as us all to actually learn what on earth

0:22:100:22:13

the UK Government's plans are for leaving the European Union.

0:22:130:22:16

I asked the Prime Minister twice during Prime Minister's Questions

0:22:160:22:19

a really simple question and since then she has said,

0:22:190:22:21

and I quote, she is not giving a running commentary,

0:22:210:22:24

which seems more like no commentary whatsoever,

0:22:240:22:28

and she is not going to comment on every twist and turn.

0:22:280:22:32

Being a full member of the European single market is not a twist,

0:22:320:22:36

it is not a turn, it is absolutely fundamental to business

0:22:360:22:40

across the United Kingdom.

0:22:400:22:45

Does she seriously expect to be able to hold out for years in not

0:22:450:22:48

confirming whether she wants the UK to remain a full member

0:22:480:22:51

of the single market?

0:22:510:22:52

Can she tell us now, does she want the UK to remain fully

0:22:520:22:56

within the single market?

0:22:560:22:57

Yes or no?

0:22:570:22:59

On trade, we know that the United States and pretty much

0:22:590:23:02

every other country wants a trade deal with the European Union ahead

0:23:020:23:10

of the United Kingdom and a trade deal with the UK only after it

0:23:100:23:13

leaves the European Union.

0:23:130:23:15

Can the Prime Minister tell us how many trade negotiators the UK

0:23:150:23:18

government has actually hired since the referendum?

0:23:180:23:20

On immigration, we learned that the promise of a points-based

0:23:200:23:22

immigration system is ditched.

0:23:220:23:32

At the same time, the UK government have plans to trailblaze a policy

0:23:320:23:35

first mooted by Donald Trump and build a wall.

0:23:350:23:37

Is the Prime Minister not totally ashamed?

0:23:370:23:39

Surely she can come up with something better than this.

0:23:390:23:44

And on specific funding questions, voters were promised if they voted

0:23:440:23:48

leave that the National Health Service would receive an extra ?350

0:23:480:23:51

million a week, a week!

0:23:510:23:58

Will be Prime Minister confirmed that this promise,

0:23:580:24:02

like the immigration promise made by the league campaign,

0:24:020:24:05

is being broken?

0:24:050:24:07

Mr Speaker, a very important question that matters to a lot

0:24:070:24:12

of people in coastal communities in Scotland

0:24:120:24:17

is about the funding that they were due to receive

0:24:170:24:20

of more than 100 million euros from the European Maritime

0:24:200:24:25

and Fisheries Fund between now and 2023.

0:24:250:24:28

There has been no commitment whatsoever from the UK Government

0:24:280:24:33

to honour that funding round.

0:24:330:24:35

Will she give it now?

0:24:350:24:39

Mr Speaker, it has been very problematic in recent weeks to have

0:24:390:24:44

to deal with a situation where the Prime Minister's party has

0:24:440:24:47

suggested that EU citizens shouldn't participate fully

0:24:470:24:52

in Scottish public life.

0:24:520:24:58

We on these benches totally repudiate that narrow-minded,

0:24:580:25:01

racist and xenophobic position.

0:25:010:25:03

The Prime Minister is shaking her head.

0:25:030:25:05

She should be aware of this.

0:25:050:25:10

Will she take the opportunity to this associate her party

0:25:100:25:16

from this, apologise for it and confirm that we value

0:25:160:25:21

the contribution of European Union citizens living in this country

0:25:210:25:25

and we are grateful for it?

0:25:250:25:27

Finally, Mr Speaker,...

0:25:270:25:32

As the right honourable gentleman has taken twice as much time

0:25:320:25:35

as he was allocated, I trust his last sentence will be

0:25:350:25:43

a pithy one.

0:25:430:25:46

And the Prime Minister has not had time yet to make an oral statement

0:25:460:25:50

to the House on the important matter of the Estates review of the MoD

0:25:500:25:54

so will she confirmed the commitment the government has given

0:25:540:26:02

to communities that there will be consultation with them before final

0:26:020:26:05

decision and announcements are made?

0:26:050:26:07

It's an extremely important matter but it is not obvious to me how it

0:26:070:26:10

appertains to the G20.

0:26:100:26:13

I will try and limit my response to the key issues

0:26:130:26:16

that I referred to in my statement.

0:26:160:26:20

Can I just say on this issue of immigration,

0:26:200:26:22

the right honourable gentleman says a points-based system

0:26:220:26:24

has been rejected.

0:26:240:26:28

What the people of the United Kingdom will before

0:26:280:26:31

on the 23rd of June as part of the vote to leave

0:26:310:26:34

the European Union was to have control over people who are moving

0:26:340:26:38

from the European Union into the United Kingdom.

0:26:380:26:40

A points-based system does not give you that control.

0:26:400:26:43

What it does is it means that anybody who meets a certain set

0:26:430:26:46

of criteria is automatically allowed to enter the country.

0:26:460:26:52

It does not give the country the opportunity of the control

0:26:520:26:57

and making the decisions as to who can enter the country.

0:26:570:27:00

And it is that degree of control, that issue of control,

0:27:000:27:03

that we will be looking for as we decide the relationship

0:27:030:27:10

we are going to have with the European Union in future.

0:27:100:27:13

He said a lot about trade deals with other countries,

0:27:130:27:16

about opportunities, and so forth.

0:27:160:27:18

What I saw at the G20 and my discussions with a number

0:27:180:27:23

of other world leaders was a great willingness to seize

0:27:230:27:25

the opportunities that come from the UK leaving

0:27:250:27:28

the European Union, to do exactly the sort of trade deals

0:27:280:27:31

that my Honourable Friend has just been referring to.

0:27:310:27:35

I think we should, as a United Kingdom,

0:27:350:27:37

be willing to seize those opportunities.

0:27:370:27:40

We should be ambitious in the deals we wish to do around the world.

0:27:400:27:44

We should be the global leader in free trade,

0:27:440:27:46

we should be taking those opportunities and ensuring that

0:27:460:27:49

as we leave the European Union, we are able to have the relationships

0:27:490:27:54

that will ensure growth and prosperity for the whole

0:27:540:27:56

of the United Kingdom, including growth and prosperity for Scotland.

0:27:560:28:05

Mr Crispin Blunt.

0:28:050:28:15

At the G20 with the Saudi deputy crown Prince,

0:28:150:28:18

you will have met

0:28:180:28:19

the Saudi Foreign Minister who is now in London.

0:28:190:28:21

Is she as delighted as I am that you make clear to parliamentarians

0:28:210:28:25

this morning that we can now add the GCC to the list of those parts

0:28:250:28:29

of the world seeking an early trade deal with the United Kingdom?

0:28:290:28:32

I echo the comments of my honourable friend.

0:28:320:28:34

I am pleased that has been reiterated.

0:28:340:28:40

It was an issue I discussed with the deputy crown Prince

0:28:400:28:43

and I am pleased the GCC

0:28:430:28:45

are in a position to.

0:28:450:28:46

Mr Tim Farron.

0:28:460:28:49

I thank the Prime Minister for her statement.

0:28:490:28:52

Now Australia today has joined America at the G20 last week

0:28:520:28:56

in slapping down her government, telling us we are at the back

0:28:560:28:59

of the queue for a trade deal, the plain fact is that this

0:28:590:29:02

government is not concealing its hand, it hasn't got a hand or,

0:29:020:29:06

it would appear, a clue.

0:29:060:29:07

Will the Prime Minister take this opportunity to reassure business

0:29:070:29:10

and confirm that we will remain a member of the European single

0:29:100:29:13

market and will she agree with me that we trusted the British people

0:29:130:29:17

with the question of our departure so we should trust them

0:29:170:29:20

with the question of our destination and put whatever deal she negotiates

0:29:200:29:23

to the British people in a referendum?

0:29:230:29:28

Can I say to the honourable gentleman, he refers to the remarks

0:29:280:29:31

that have been made by the Australian Trade Minister,

0:29:310:29:35

what he has done is simply to set out what the legal position is.

0:29:350:29:40

I mentioned it in response to an earlier point and the legal

0:29:400:29:44

position is this, that we are not able to finally sign or put

0:29:440:29:47

into place, or put into practice trade deals with other countries

0:29:470:29:50

while we remain a member of the European Union.

0:29:500:29:53

That is the situation.

0:29:530:29:54

It doesn't mean we can't prepare for that, it doesn't mean we can't

0:29:540:29:58

be negotiating about that, but what I am also very clear

0:29:580:30:02

about is that as long as we are full members of the European Union,

0:30:020:30:06

until we leave, we will be advocates for free trade,

0:30:060:30:10

we will be advocates for those trade deals that the European Union

0:30:100:30:13

is negotiating with other countries.

0:30:130:30:17

I gave that commitment to the Canada trade deal,

0:30:170:30:20

I have given that commitment to President Obama in relation

0:30:200:30:28

to teeter and the negotiation on that.

0:30:280:30:37

We will play our full part but we will be looking to...

0:30:370:30:40

Can I congratulate the Prime Minister on the way she quite

0:30:400:30:44

rightly puts forward the huge benefits of free trade.

0:30:440:30:46

But I know that she will be aware and share the concerns,

0:30:460:30:53

notably the financial and automotive sector,

0:30:530:30:55

about any consequences if we were to abandon our membership

0:30:550:30:57

of the single market, which ensures that we can trade free

0:30:570:31:00

of customs duties and with all the benefits that it confers.

0:31:000:31:03

And while she is right to say that we don't want a running

0:31:030:31:09

commentary on what now faces us, could I urge you to consider

0:31:090:31:12

we do need some principles.

0:31:120:31:18

And what assurances can she give us about customs duties and tariffs

0:31:180:31:21

and our membership of that single market?

0:31:210:31:23

I absolutely recognise the important role in our automotive industry

0:31:230:31:26

plays in the United Kingdom.

0:31:260:31:29

I was very pleased a few days ago to visit Jaguar Land Rover

0:31:290:31:32

and to see the huge success that has been made of that company

0:31:320:31:36

and the extra employment they have brought.

0:31:360:31:38

The growth that continues in that company.

0:31:380:31:43

As regards this issue of the language that is used

0:31:430:31:46

about membership of the single market, access to the single market

0:31:460:31:49

and so forth, what I would say to my honourable friend is this,

0:31:490:31:53

what I said earlier is, we want the right deal for trade

0:31:530:31:56

in goods and services for the United Kingdom.

0:31:560:31:58

This is about saying when we are outside

0:31:580:32:02

the European Union, what is the right relationship

0:32:020:32:05

for us to have with the European Union on trade.

0:32:050:32:07

That is why I think it is important for us not to simply think of this

0:32:070:32:13

as trying to replicate something here or something there but actually

0:32:130:32:16

say, what is the deal we want for the future?

0:32:160:32:23

That is the work that the Department for Exiting the European Union

0:32:230:32:26

is doing at the moment, looking and particularly talking

0:32:260:32:28

to different sectors, and the automotive industry will be

0:32:280:32:31

one of those sectors, to ask what it is they will be

0:32:310:32:34

looking for, what they want to see, so we can forge that deal and then

0:32:340:32:38

go out there, be ambitious and get it.

0:32:380:32:42

Hilary Benn.

0:32:420:32:45

Three months ago the international Syria support group agreed to back

0:32:450:32:53

as a last-resort airdrops to deliver much needed humanitarian supplies

0:32:530:32:56

to the siege areas of that country, including Aleppo.

0:32:560:32:58

Since then, the only thing that has arrived from the sky is Russian

0:32:580:33:02

missiles and Syrian barrel bombs, including

0:33:020:33:03

it is alleged yesterday, chlorine, a banned chemical weapons.

0:33:030:33:13

Can the Prime Minister tell us about the situation in Syria,

0:33:130:33:16

whether that commitment still holds and when she expects humanitarian

0:33:160:33:18

relief to finally get through by whatever means to people

0:33:180:33:21

who have suffered for so long?

0:33:210:33:23

I think I can give reassurance that that commitment is still there.

0:33:230:33:32

It has been made difficult for the delivery of that commitment.

0:33:320:33:35

The issue of humanitarian aid getting into Aleppo is one I raised

0:33:350:33:39

with President Putin in my discussions with him.

0:33:390:33:53

He refers to concern about the kind of weaponry used

0:33:530:33:56

by the Syrian regime.

0:33:560:33:58

We have been clear in our opposition, as he will know,

0:33:580:34:01

to what has happened.

0:34:010:34:02

Can very concerned about the reports coming forward.

0:34:020:34:04

It is important those reports are properly looked at.

0:34:040:34:07

Longer term we remain committed to a political transition in Syria.

0:34:070:34:10

That political transition will be one to Syria without President

0:34:100:34:13

Assad.

0:34:130:34:17

I am pleased to hear the Prime Minister's

0:34:170:34:23

full support for free-trade being the underpinning

0:34:230:34:25

of our prosperity in Britain and across the world.

0:34:250:34:30

I had thought until I listened to the Leader of the Opposition

0:34:300:34:35

that was widely shared

0:34:350:34:36

on both sides of the house.

0:34:360:34:40

Given that it isn't and the worrying

0:34:400:34:43

noises we are hearing from both candidates in the US election,

0:34:430:34:46

which don't seem terribly enthusiastic about free trade.

0:34:460:34:48

Can she make it upon a sea of her government to campaign both

0:34:480:34:52

in the United Kingdom on the merits of free trade but also

0:34:520:34:55

on the global stage?

0:34:550:34:56

Can I say to my right honourable friend, he expressed his surprise,

0:34:560:34:59

there was surprise on this side of the house when the Leader

0:34:590:35:03

of the Opposition showed his hand that he was not in favour

0:35:030:35:06

of free trade.

0:35:060:35:07

I suspect there are many members on the Labour Party benches

0:35:070:35:10

who were surprised to hear this is the policy of the Labour Party.

0:35:100:35:14

We will be strong advocates for free-trade, as my right

0:35:140:35:16

honourable friend has suggested.

0:35:160:35:18

We will be ensuring we take that message through.

0:35:180:35:22

As he says, it is free trade that underspend is our prosperity.

0:35:220:35:30

Like the previous member, we understand these are early stages

0:35:300:35:34

for negotiations but it would be helpful to know what she values

0:35:340:35:37

in those negotiations and her aims.

0:35:370:35:38

She talked a lot about free trade but is resisting what she aptly

0:35:380:35:54

thinks about free trade in Europe

0:35:540:35:56

which is the single market.

0:35:560:35:59

Please could you tell us and clear up the confusion from yesterday,

0:35:590:36:04

what she values membership of the single market and should

0:36:040:36:08

be an aim or objective

0:36:080:36:10

of the negotiations

0:36:100:36:11

and that we should be trying to stay in it if we can?

0:36:110:36:15

I have to say to the right honourable lady I have answered this

0:36:150:36:18

question on a number of occasions already today.

0:36:180:36:20

She will find that people ask a question and I give an answer,

0:36:200:36:24

and if they keep asking the same question, they will get

0:36:240:36:27

the same answer.

0:36:270:36:28

That is perfectly reasonable and perfectly normal.

0:36:280:36:30

The aim is to get the right deal in trade and goods and services

0:36:300:36:33

with the EU but this will be a new relationship.

0:36:330:36:36

We will be looking to develop a new model of the relationship

0:36:360:36:39

between the UK and the European Union.

0:36:390:36:44

We will not, as I said earlier, be setting out every bit

0:36:440:36:48

of our negotiating hand in advance of entering those negotiations

0:36:480:36:50

because that would be the best way to come out with the worst deal.

0:36:500:36:54

Can I welcome my right honourable friend's statement,

0:36:540:36:59

not least what she said about the international concern

0:36:590:37:01

about some of the edges of the market economy that must be

0:37:010:37:05

made to work for everyone.

0:37:050:37:09

On global security, could I ask her to firmly back

0:37:090:37:11

and support the attempt being made in London by the Syrian coalition

0:37:110:37:15

to bring forward their own proposals to settle the matter?

0:37:150:37:17

Could she urge the respective powers an interest, competing interests

0:37:170:37:23

in Syria that the longer they go fighting over the bodies

0:37:230:37:26

of the people of Syria, the more the risk to global security

0:37:260:37:29

will continue and this opportunity be presented in London is one that

0:37:290:37:33

should be taken?

0:37:330:37:36

I absolutely agree with the comments my right honourable friend has made.

0:37:360:37:41

This is an important point with the Syrian coalition coming

0:37:410:37:43

together and the meeting taking place here.

0:37:430:37:47

I also agree that as we look at global security, that

0:37:470:37:51

what we want to see, the best thing for global security

0:37:510:37:54

is an end to the conflict taking place in Syria.

0:37:540:37:58

I continue to believe that as the conflict continues in Syria

0:37:580:38:02

and the actions of the Syrian regime under President Assad,

0:38:020:38:09

it is that what we saw encouraging people to join terrorist

0:38:090:38:14

organisations and fight and potentially come and return

0:38:140:38:17

to other countries and conduct terrorist attacks.

0:38:170:38:22

We must see and ensure that we are playing our part,

0:38:220:38:25

as I believe the UK is today, in hosting the Syrian opposition

0:38:250:38:28

in these talks and bring an end to the conflict.

0:38:280:38:33

Can I thank the Prime Minister for her statement and commend her

0:38:330:38:37

for her common sense realism in terms of her approach

0:38:370:38:42

to negotiating our exit from the European Union.

0:38:420:38:46

It is not clear that a lot of the criticisms and commentary

0:38:460:38:57

coming from those who were on the remain side demonstrates

0:38:570:39:00

a lack of respect for the decision made by the UK as a whole,

0:39:000:39:04

it is now about getting on and making the best of that

0:39:040:39:07

in the way she is proposing.

0:39:070:39:10

I offer her our support on these benches and in our party

0:39:100:39:14

and the First Minister of Northern Ireland to achieve

0:39:140:39:16

the best possible deal for all of the United Kingdom

0:39:160:39:19

and Northern Ireland in particular.

0:39:190:39:20

On terrorism, can I ask, can she ensure that more action

0:39:200:39:24

is done to bring about greater deterrence for those who preach

0:39:240:39:27

hatred and radicalisation of young people in the United Kingdom.

0:39:270:39:31

More needs to be done to send strong sentences out that will act

0:39:310:39:35

as a deterrent in future?

0:39:350:39:38

I thank him for his support for the government in the approach

0:39:380:39:42

we are taking.

0:39:420:39:44

As he says, I think it is the sensible way to go forward

0:39:440:39:48

in these negotiations.

0:39:480:39:50

I want to ensure the interests of Northern Ireland are fully taken

0:39:500:39:55

into account in what we do and that is the message I gave

0:39:550:39:58

when I visited Northern Ireland shortly after I became

0:39:580:40:02

Prime Minister and that I have given to all devolved administrations.

0:40:020:40:05

We want that engagement to make sure the interests of the whole

0:40:050:40:08

of the United Kingdom are taken into account.

0:40:080:40:11

On the issue of terrorism, it is important we deal with those

0:40:110:40:15

who preach hatred.

0:40:150:40:21

We saw the sentence yesterday for Jim Choudary, the whole question

0:40:210:40:24

of radicalisation of young people particularly and the radicalisation

0:40:240:40:27

of people generally.

0:40:270:40:28

Online or in other ways, it is an important one

0:40:280:40:31

that we need to address.

0:40:310:40:35

I want to see, as he says, sentences that give a clear message

0:40:350:40:43

that this is not acceptable activity for people

0:40:430:40:46

to be involved in.

0:40:460:40:49

We need to do the work we are doing through the counterterrorism

0:40:490:40:52

Internet referral unit and the work in Europe on this and the work

0:40:520:40:55

we are doing to promote mainstream voices against preachers of hate.

0:40:550:41:00

From her discussions with other world leaders at the G20,

0:41:000:41:04

will my right honourable friend ensure that small and medium-sized

0:41:040:41:09

businesses are at the heart of future trade negotiations?

0:41:090:41:12

Including the many successful local businesses that will be

0:41:120:41:16

attending my jobs fair on Friday.

0:41:160:41:19

Can I commend right honourable friend for holding her jobs

0:41:190:41:24

fair on Friday.

0:41:240:41:26

I am sure there will be many opportunities given by local

0:41:260:41:30

businesses there and many people able to take those opportunities up

0:41:300:41:33

and benefit from that.

0:41:330:41:35

Small and medium-sized businesses will play an important role.

0:41:350:41:39

Earlier in the summer I had a meeting with a number of small

0:41:390:41:43

and medium-sized businesses and what struck me was their optimism

0:41:430:41:48

about the opportunities now available to the United Kingdom

0:41:480:41:52

and their willingness to play their part in taking up

0:41:520:41:55

those opportunities and encouraging prosperity that we want for everyone

0:41:550:41:57

in our country.

0:41:570:42:00

Does she accept that like all economies with an ageing

0:42:000:42:04

population, they need labour to thrive.

0:42:040:42:20

Would it not be an a self harm act of self harm for us to give up full

0:42:200:42:24

and unfettered access to the single market out of a dogmatic

0:42:240:42:27

and arbitrary desire to reduce immigration?

0:42:270:42:29

I will say that it is not arbitrary and dogmatic desire

0:42:290:42:32

to reduce immigration.

0:42:320:42:33

We recognise the impact that uncontrolled immigration can

0:42:330:42:35

have on people.

0:42:350:42:38

Particularly those at the lower end of the income scale

0:42:380:42:48

Particularly those at the lower end of the income scale.

0:42:480:42:52

He needs to consider carefully the message but if people gave

0:42:520:42:55

in the vote on the 23rd of June.

0:42:550:42:58

They told us they wanted to see the government take control

0:42:580:43:01

of people moving from the European Union into

0:43:010:43:03

the United Kingdom, that is what we will do.

0:43:030:43:18

If you come to my constituency along the A45, you will see

0:43:180:43:23

If you come to my constituency along the A45, you will see a retail

0:43:230:43:26

development going up

0:43:260:43:27

and the huge steel constructions

0:43:270:43:29

and the Leader of the Opposition will be pleased to know

0:43:290:43:32

that it is 100% British steel being used.

0:43:320:43:34

Does not coming out of the EU give us an opportunity if necessary

0:43:340:43:37

to deal with Chinese dumping of steel?

0:43:370:43:39

Could I ask the Prime Minister in particular whether she will find

0:43:390:43:43

time next year to come and see Rushton Lakes and in particular,

0:43:430:43:46

they have some very good shoe shops?

0:43:460:43:48

I think my honourable friend may just have sealed the deal,

0:43:480:43:51

Mr Speaker.

0:43:510:43:51

Can I commend and welcome the fact that Rushton Lakes develop

0:43:510:44:00

--developement is using 100% UK steel.

0:44:000:44:03

That is very good.

0:44:030:44:05

We need to look at this issue of overcapacity and overproduction,

0:44:050:44:08

not just as an individual country but globally.

0:44:080:44:10

That is why it was so important it was on the agenda at the G20

0:44:100:44:14

and the new report has been sent up with Chinese representation.

0:44:140:44:17

I believe in fair taxes as well as free trade

0:44:170:44:20

and enterprise, it has been said that if the amount of tax

0:44:200:44:23

that was owed to developing countries was paid, it would far

0:44:230:44:27

dwarf that amount of support they get through international aid.

0:44:270:44:31

Can I ask the Prime Minister, given her statements on tax

0:44:310:44:39

avoidance and that we have a country by country reporting enshrined

0:44:390:44:42

in law, how will she make that a priority for the G20?

0:44:420:44:45

I was able to point out in my interventions at the G20 this

0:44:450:44:48

issue about tax avoidance.

0:44:480:44:53

The G20 has been playing a leading role in addressing this issue

0:44:530:44:58

and in galvanising action on this issue.

0:44:580:45:02

A number of initiatives have taken place both in relation

0:45:020:45:06

to the question of those people able to try and use different

0:45:060:45:16

jurisdictions to resist the payment of tax that is due.

0:45:160:45:19

That action is being taken.

0:45:190:45:20

We will push forward on that initiative.

0:45:200:45:24

There are other things, like providing support to developing

0:45:240:45:26

countries so they can collect tax within those countries

0:45:260:45:29

that is needed and should be collected.

0:45:290:45:31

And the other tax initiatives are important.

0:45:310:45:35

We have played a leading role on this and the G20 is now playing

0:45:350:45:39

an important global role.

0:45:390:45:42

Could I congratulate my right honourable friend on the opportunity

0:45:420:45:48

for the G20's summit to raise the issue of modern slavery.

0:45:480:45:51

Can the Prime Minister outline what further steps can be taken

0:45:510:45:55

to engage with countries around the world to eradicate

0:45:550:45:58

this evil practice?

0:45:580:46:01

I am grateful to her for raising this question.

0:46:010:46:04

It is hugely important, it is a heinous crime and we need

0:46:040:46:08

to do more about it.

0:46:080:46:11

I have been encouraging people in other countries to look

0:46:110:46:14

at the initiative we have taken and the legislation we have taken.

0:46:140:46:17

Our modern slavery act is the first of its kind but there is more we can

0:46:170:46:21

do with law enforcement agencies working together and other

0:46:210:46:24

government agencies working together to ensure we stamp out the terrible

0:46:240:46:27

organised crime groups that are behind this terrible crime

0:46:270:46:31

of modern slavery.

0:46:310:46:34

In doing that, we must never forget that it takes place here in the UK

0:46:340:46:38

with UK individuals being taken into slavery as well.

0:46:380:46:41

It is not just a global issue.

0:46:410:46:43

We need to act globally and locally.

0:46:430:46:52

Why did the Prime Minister authorise a republic pressing down

0:46:520:46:55

of the Brexit Secretary for merely telling the house that membership

0:46:550:46:58

of the single market and free movement of people tend

0:46:580:47:01

to go together?

0:47:010:47:04

Is it not possible that the Brexit Secretary who has believed

0:47:040:47:07

in this

0:47:070:47:10

for years has thought about it more deeply over the years

0:47:100:47:13

than the Prime Minister who has thought about Brexit

0:47:130:47:15

for a few weeks?

0:47:150:47:17

Misleading the house as opposed to the odd occasion of someone

0:47:170:47:19

telling the truth.

0:47:190:47:20

I don't recognise the picture that the right honourable gentleman

0:47:200:47:23

has laid out.

0:47:230:47:28

The Secretary of State was saying it was not a zero-sum game.

0:47:280:47:31

As I have said in response to other questions, the government is clear

0:47:310:47:35

that we are going to go out and get the right deal

0:47:350:47:38

for the United Kingdom.

0:47:380:47:39

We are negotiating a new relationship with the EU.

0:47:390:47:44

Isn't it vital in this Brexit period that we maintain confidence,

0:47:440:47:49

is it not the case that with the opportunity to forge

0:47:490:47:53

new global trade deals with record low interest rates

0:47:530:47:56

and the opportunity to free ourselves from burdensome

0:47:560:48:02

regulation, now is a golden time to invest in the United Kingdom.

0:48:020:48:09

We should use forums like the G20 to make this case?

0:48:090:48:11

I thank him, I am happy to do so and I was doing that

0:48:110:48:15

at the G20's summit.

0:48:150:48:16

It is also the case that I think we must welcome the vote

0:48:160:48:20

of confidence that has been given in the United Kingdom since the vote

0:48:200:48:23

to leave the EU took place.

0:48:230:48:25

The single biggest vote of confidence came from Japanese

0:48:250:48:28

company Softbank with a big investment.

0:48:280:48:43

We have seen investment from other companies like SmithKline.

0:48:430:48:45

This is the time to be confident about the British economy.

0:48:450:48:48

The fundamentals are very strong and we want to encourage that

0:48:480:48:51

investment to take place in the UK and that is exactly what this

0:48:510:48:55

government will be doing.

0:48:550:48:56

The Secretary of State for leaving the European Union wrote in July,

0:48:560:49:00

"I would expect the new Prime Minister on September the 9th

0:49:000:49:03

"to immediately trigger a large round of global trade deals

0:49:030:49:08

"with all our most favoured trade partners."

0:49:080:49:12

Can I ask the Prime Minister, can she confirm that she will be

0:49:120:49:16

able to trigger these deals in two days' time,

0:49:160:49:19

on Friday, as predicted by her Secretary of State

0:49:190:49:23

and which countries will be involved.

0:49:230:49:29

I say to the right honourable gentleman, I have been involved

0:49:290:49:32

in discussions with countries on free trade deals

0:49:320:49:34

that we can develop.

0:49:340:49:35

I was doing that at the weekend at the G20 summit with

0:49:350:49:38

a number of countries.

0:49:380:49:40

I listed some of them in my statement earlier.

0:49:400:49:43

There were others too.

0:49:430:49:46

I am pleased at the opportunities we now have and the willingness that

0:49:460:49:50

other countries have to sit down around the table and talk to us

0:49:500:49:54

about trade deals.

0:49:540:49:55

Nigel Mills.

0:49:550:49:57

For trade to be free and work for everyone,

0:49:570:49:59

it needs to be free of corruption.

0:49:590:50:01

Can she update the House on tackling corruption at the summit.

0:50:010:50:07

Perhaps explain how some of the countries at the summit

0:50:070:50:10

who are less keen to take action responded to that.

0:50:100:50:17

My honourable friend is absolutely right,

0:50:170:50:21

it is important that we deal with corruption if we are going

0:50:210:50:28

to be able to see these free trade deals around the world,

0:50:280:50:31

but for some countries it is corruption that gets

0:50:310:50:33

in the way of being able to develop their economies

0:50:330:50:37

and of people in those countries being able to take the benefits

0:50:370:50:40

that economic development can bring.

0:50:400:50:41

The G20 was collectively clear that they wanted to continue

0:50:410:50:47

the anti-corruption work that is being done.

0:50:470:50:54

I myself made specific reference to the international anti-corruption

0:50:540:50:59

coordination centre, which we're setting up in London,

0:50:590:51:01

and a number of countries are joining us in that.

0:51:010:51:04

That is going to be one part of the action that we need to take

0:51:040:51:08

but the G20 was very clear that we need to continue to press

0:51:080:51:11

on the outcomes of the anti-corruption Summit

0:51:110:51:13

that we had in London.

0:51:130:51:17

Many people are not getting a share of globalisation,

0:51:170:51:23

especially in this country.

0:51:230:51:25

Could I ask the Prime Minister what specific measures

0:51:250:51:31

she and her other leaders agreed at the G20 to deal with that

0:51:310:51:35

problem, making sure that the benefits of globalisation

0:51:350:51:37

are given out more equally?

0:51:370:51:38

The honourable gentleman is right and as I referred

0:51:380:51:41

to in my statement, there was a collective agreement,

0:51:410:51:43

echoing comments that I made for the United Kingdom,

0:51:430:51:46

that we need to make sure that the benefits of globalisation

0:51:460:51:49

are truly shared among people.

0:51:490:51:50

There are number of steps that we need to do to ensure that.

0:51:500:51:54

In some countries it is about with corruption.

0:51:540:51:57

There is a number of other areas.

0:51:570:52:00

I referred earlier to the work we are going to take

0:52:000:52:03

on corporate irresponsibility.

0:52:030:52:08

That was picked up and echoed by a number of leaders around

0:52:080:52:11

the G20 table so our commitment remains absolutely strong.

0:52:110:52:14

Smith.

0:52:140:52:16

I very much welcome the government's announcement this week that it plans

0:52:160:52:20

to ban plastic micro-beads in many cosmetic products,

0:52:200:52:26

including face scrubs and toothpastes.

0:52:260:52:31

I would request that as well as the moral stance

0:52:310:52:35

that this government takes at forums like the G20 on anti-slavery

0:52:350:52:40

and on ensuring free markets, that we continue to be world leaders

0:52:400:52:45

in environmental policies and forwarding those so that we can

0:52:450:52:48

protect our marine wildlife and the rest of the planet.

0:52:480:52:53

I thank my honourable friend for the comments he has made

0:52:530:52:56

for the decision we have taken on micro-beads.

0:52:560:52:59

They clearly have an impact on marine life and it is right

0:52:590:53:02

that we are banning those in certain products.

0:53:020:53:05

But this is another area where the UK can be leading.

0:53:050:53:10

We seem to be leading on issues like climate change and I think this

0:53:100:53:14

wider area of environmental concerns is one in which we can lead to.

0:53:140:53:23

-- too.

0:53:230:53:26

Public services are exempt from all current EU negotiated trade

0:53:260:53:29

deals which the UK is party to.

0:53:290:53:31

Will she committed aid to a public services exemption cause

0:53:310:53:34

from all future post Brexit trade deals as the appointed trade

0:53:340:53:40

Secretary failed to do so in us to a question from myself.

0:53:400:53:43

I refer to the honourable gentleman to the references I made earlier

0:53:430:53:46

to the sort of approach we are taking where we are not

0:53:460:53:49

setting out at this stage the details of any particular

0:53:490:53:52

negotiation that we are going to take part in relation to looking

0:53:520:53:55

at trade deals.

0:53:550:53:56

We will go out there and get the right deals

0:53:560:53:59

for the United Kingdom.

0:53:590:54:00

I welcome the Prime Minister's very positive statement today.

0:54:000:54:03

The UK, the Northwest, Cheshire, Manchester and Liverpool can be

0:54:030:54:07

proud of our strengths in science with world leading projects.

0:54:070:54:15

Can my right honourable friend confirm that these sectors

0:54:150:54:18

will continue to be absolutely central to what the government does

0:54:180:54:24

with the Northern Powerhouse, taking forward its new industrial

0:54:240:54:26

strategy, but also that they will be central to the new trade deals

0:54:260:54:30

which are vital to the future of our economy?

0:54:300:54:32

I thank my honourable friend for that question and it enables me

0:54:320:54:36

to recall that I don't think I responded to one of the points

0:54:360:54:39

made by the honourable member earlier when he talked

0:54:390:54:43

about the Northern Powerhouse.

0:54:430:54:46

This government remains absolutely committed to the Northern Powerhouse

0:54:460:54:49

and the development we have seen in new industries,

0:54:490:54:53

in looking at new scientific development, such that my right

0:54:530:54:56

honourable friend has referred to, remains an important part of that.

0:54:560:55:02

As we look to these new trade deals, we will also be looking to the sort

0:55:020:55:07

of developments that can take place, the sort of innovative decisions

0:55:070:55:10

that we can take, which ensures that we are not just looking

0:55:100:55:13

at trade and traditional goods and services but saying,

0:55:130:55:16

what more can we do, what can we develop for the future

0:55:160:55:20

and include those?

0:55:200:55:23

I would like to thank the Prime Minister for clarifying

0:55:230:55:27

that her Brexit secretary was wrong to rule out membership

0:55:270:55:30

of the European single market, that her Foreign Secretary was wrong

0:55:300:55:33

to campaign for a points-based immigration system and her

0:55:330:55:37

international trade secretary was wrong to say we are leaving

0:55:370:55:39

the customs union.

0:55:390:55:43

But isn't it the case, Mr Speaker, that if we want to strike trade

0:55:430:55:47

deals with non-EU countries, and I am somebody who appreciate

0:55:470:55:51

the value of free trade deals, we will have to leave the customs

0:55:510:55:54

union and that will bring disadvantages to UK businesses

0:55:540:55:57

and direct foreign investment.

0:55:570:56:01

I am not going to repeat what I said earlier in terms of the stars

0:56:010:56:09

-- stance we are taking, I would just encourage

0:56:090:56:12

the honourable lady

0:56:120:56:14

to take her leader to one side and point out to him the benefits

0:56:140:56:18

of free trade, given what he has said in this chamber today.

0:56:180:56:21

I am delighted to hear the Prime Minister's obvious

0:56:210:56:24

commitment to free trade but in many respects free trade

0:56:240:56:27

is on the retreat in the world today.

0:56:270:56:29

Global levels of trade and investment are on the decline,

0:56:290:56:32

we have seen the United States, a lack of support in Congress,

0:56:320:56:35

and even here, misinformation and scaremongering from some

0:56:350:56:37

quarters in recent years leading to an erosion of faith

0:56:370:56:40

in the benefits of free trade amongst even our own constituents.

0:56:400:56:46

Will the Prime Minister agree that given the centrality of free trade

0:56:460:56:49

and agreements to the future of our economy, now is the time

0:56:490:56:52

to put aside that scaremongering, particularly in some parts

0:56:520:56:54

of the left of British politics, and believe in free trade

0:56:540:56:58

and its ability to work for everyone.

0:56:580:57:00

My honourable friend has made an important point.

0:57:000:57:04

It was significant that the G20 was very clear that it wanted

0:57:040:57:07

to take action on protectionism.

0:57:070:57:10

But the point my honourable friend has made is a very valid one

0:57:100:57:14

and was also discussed at the G20, which is the need for us

0:57:140:57:18

all who support free trade to go out there and make the case for it

0:57:180:57:22

and to show the benefits that free trade can bring.

0:57:220:57:25

As I have said earlier and I think has been universally echoed

0:57:250:57:30

on the Conservative benches, on the government benches,

0:57:300:57:32

it is free-trade that underpins our economic growth

0:57:320:57:36

and our prosperity.

0:57:360:57:40

Given as we understand it comments made by the Secretary of State

0:57:400:57:44

for exiting the European Union on Monday at this dispatch box

0:57:440:57:51

are to be regarded as personal opinion as opposed to government

0:57:510:57:54

policy,

0:57:540:57:55

and further considering that the remarks made

0:57:550:57:58

by the Secretary of State for International trade in relation

0:57:580:58:00

to the customs union required to be changed,

0:58:000:58:02

if it is the case that the Prime Minister is to continually amend

0:58:020:58:06

statements and comments made by the newly appointed ministers,

0:58:060:58:08

can I ask the Prime Minister why she made those appointments

0:58:080:58:11

in the first place?

0:58:110:58:13

The honourable lady has referred to matters which have been referred

0:58:130:58:16

to in previous questions.

0:58:160:58:18

I have answered in previous questions and I suggest she takes

0:58:180:58:21

the answer I have given before.

0:58:210:58:26

The Prime Minister has referred to the substantial recent investment

0:58:260:58:30

by the Japanese firm so I wonder if she could just give the House

0:58:300:58:34

a little bit more about the reassurances she is able to give

0:58:340:58:37

overseas companies to continue to invest in the UK as a centre

0:58:370:58:41

of excellence in manufacturing.

0:58:410:58:45

I am very pleased to say that we encourage companies

0:58:450:58:48

to invest in the UK.

0:58:480:58:49

There are some real opportunities in the UK.

0:58:490:58:51

We are a centre of excellence in certain areas in terms

0:58:510:58:55

of manufacturing and I think, as I referred earlier to the visit

0:58:550:58:58

I made to Jaguar Land Rover, to see that investment coming

0:58:580:59:01

into the United Kingdom, to reinvigorate that company

0:59:010:59:03

and create jobs and growth, it's a very good example

0:59:030:59:06

of what can be done.

0:59:060:59:08

And I want to see that happening across a wide range of industries,

0:59:080:59:12

but also across the whole country.

0:59:120:59:18

Can I follow the question of my right honourable friend

0:59:180:59:23

for Exeter on imported labour and people who come to work here.

0:59:230:59:26

10% of doctors in the NHS are EU nationals and their position

0:59:260:59:29

is now very uncertain.

0:59:290:59:34

We know that since June the 23rd doctors who were EU nationals

0:59:340:59:38

been put off applying to work

0:59:380:59:40

here and since then we have had

0:59:400:59:42

the vicious attacks and increase in hate crime

0:59:420:59:44

that the Prime Minister referred to.

0:59:440:59:46

We actually need more doctors in the NHS.

0:59:460:59:50

We have many unfilled training places.

0:59:500:59:52

What is she going to is say to reassure those EU nationals

0:59:520:59:56

working in the NHS that we value them?

0:59:560:59:58

I am pleased to say that under this government we have more doctors

0:59:581:00:01

working in the NHS.

1:00:011:00:03

The number of doctors in the NHS has increased

1:00:031:00:05

since we came into government.

1:00:051:00:07

But what I will also say on the position of EU citizens

1:00:071:00:11

is that I fully expect to be able to guarantee the status

1:00:111:00:14

of EU citizens.

1:00:141:00:15

While we are members of the EU, their status does not change.

1:00:151:00:18

I want to be able to guarantee the status of those EU citizens.

1:00:181:00:23

The circumstances in which that would not be possible

1:00:231:00:26

is if the status of British citizens in other EU member states

1:00:261:00:29

was not guaranteed.

1:00:291:00:34

G20 Statement: prime minister Theresa May making a statement to members of the House of Commons on the latest meeting of the G20 in China, from 7 September.


Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS