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>> mr. speaker the commitment of the government to bring forward that package remains on gemini when it went to deny the gentleman his anticipation and excitement, but he won't have long to wait. >> mr. speaker, on another important commitment on abortion we are clear the cycle of inaction must and. it is a serious matter that the legal obligation is is still being ignored so with the
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commissioner can serve a report in the guardian that the attention struck commission services. will that require legislation and when will he act? >> mr. speaker as the honorable lady will know he will be delighted to talk to her. >> order. i would like to point out the british sign language interpretation proceeding for the questions in the statement will be able to watch-- [inaudible] i think it's important that people should be able to listen about what we are providing and now the questions and answers from the chancellor's checker will be available to watch on parliament live tv. the question to the prime minister-- [inaudible] >> i had meetings with
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colleagues and others during which my honorable friend the chancellor updated the cabin and on how the government plans for jobs is working with higher wages, higher skills and rising productivity. he will make a statement shortly in additions to my duties i shall have further such meetings later today. >> thank you mr. speaker. i welcome the 866 northern project. this 1 billion-pound investment will improve safety and congestion and help the level of our region supporting jobs and tourism, but we have to get the project right. will my right honorable friend asked the department to transport the minimum-- ministry of defense to work together pragmatically and recently with amendments to ensure local
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community are not left blighted. >> mr. speaker, he is right that the development he refers to, infrastructure revolution, but he's also right that we should consider local feedback from stakeholders in the community when finalizing the design. >> the leader of the opposition is isolating so i'm calling into question-- [inaudible] thank you just like the old days >> i presume-- he's delaying it. >> one time only.
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>> mr. speaker we all need to deliver next week because failing to limit global warming 5 degrees will have devastating consequences. that sentiment is shared across this house appeared does the prime minister agreed to keep that goal of 1.5 degrees alive we need to roughly shore up global omissions in this decisive decade cracks. >> i welcome the right automotive gentlemen and i think would extend our sympathies to the opposition. it is of course correct mr. speaker that is both unbelievably important for our planet, but also in the balance mr. speaker and he is right in what he says about the need to keep 1.5 degrees alive. that will be-- it does depend on
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what happens this decade and the commitments. i will same, mr. speaker, it's substantial commitment from the uk presidency that has been achieved moving from early 30% of the global economy committed to net zero by the middle of the century to 80% and every day i talked to his national leaders we hear for the commitment to make those commitments the world will need. i'm afraid it's too early to say. >> i applaud the efforts of the president designate, but i want to direct the prime ministers attention to this decade. i will come to net zero targets in the middle of the century, but yesterday important report came out from the united nations noting the emissions cap. it warned we are only on course
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to reduce by about 7.5%. does the prime minister-- [inaudible] prime minister how far away we are from the action required in this 10 year period. >> prime minister-- mr. speaker indeed i do, but what should also be recognized is how far we have moved in a few years since the terrace of corporate some 112015 where i'm sure the right honorable gentlemen the world agreed to net zero by 2100 by the end of the century and agreed to try to restrain a global warming by 4 degrees. we are not trying to keep alive the prospect of restricting that growth it to 1.5 degrees. every day countries are coming through with solid commitments on stopping the output, reducing their use of internal combustion
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engines, planting millions of trees and investing hundreds of billions of pounds in the developing world. there is a solid commitment. whether that's enough, i'm afraid it's still too early to say. >> correct the prime minister on one point, it was the second half of the century set out in paris, not 21 but here's the problem on this question of net zero targets in the middle of the century, it's easy to make promises support 30 years. it's more difficult to act now. recently announced a 2050 net zero target, but a 2030 target would at the world towards 4 degrees of global warming. -i urge him he mustn't shift at the goalpost when it comes to glascow. it's about the emergency we paste-- face this deck out-- decade. please keep the focus on 2030, not 2050 and beyond. >> the focus is certainly on
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2030 i'll be at 132-- seven out of 20g20 countries have made the commitment. he's right to say we need to keep the pressure up, which you can do, mr. speaker, is go in advance he'll do what is truly practical for the world economy and for what people can duplicate this government will go as fast as we possibly can, but i think he doors or condemned by the union-- they are paymasters, mr. speaker. meaning they have been confiscating people's cars by 2030 and families will be allowed one airplane fight-- fight every five years. >> what this summons needs is statesmanship not partisanship
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which we just heard from the prime minister. he should not be trying to score party political points on such an important issue facing our country and our world. let me ask him-- let me ask you about the crucial list for developing countries because the reason the paris summit succeeded was there coalition of vulnerable countries and developed countries, pressure on all including china, including india, but the problem is that the world has not delivered on the hundred billion dollars of finance promised more than a decade ago in copenhagen that the plan to deliver maybe in 2023. i want to ask about his actions hasn't made it much harder to deliver on this promise that we are the only g7 country to cut that a budget in the run-up to this crucial summits?
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>> i thought we weren't going to have any partisan points. >> didn't last long. the first thing i did-- one of the first things i did as prime minister was to go out to my first two u.s. general assembly as prime minister and announce a huge 11.6 billion pounds commitment from the uk to help in the developed world to tackle climate change. i'm going to say to the right, yes of course it's true. we have and cut back. we have not cut back, mr. speaker. we are keeping that investment. let me tell the world-- but honorable gentlemen this country is working to ensure we do reach 100 million pounds commitment. seeing the money come in from the united states, from the italians, from the french, european union and its quite right it should. we have a way to go, mr. speaker
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whether we get door or not, it's hard to say. i quite agree with honorable gentlemen. >> it's one thing not know what he-- is in his own a budget. of course is cut that a budget. he's a bandit in-- [inaudible] it's not just on aid, mr. speaker. they have a trade deal with australia where they've allowed it to drop their temperature commitment. they are telling others to pass alcohol while flirting with a new coal mine and they are saying we have to move beyond fossil fuel and open a new oilfield. isn't the truth, and mr. speaker, that the prime minister has undermined his own presidency by saying one thing and doing another? [shouting] >> is completely wrong. he's completely wrong.
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i think he should withdraw what he just said. [shouting] we remain absolutely committed to the 11.6 billion that we are investing to tackle climate change around the world. that is absolutely rock solid and he talks about australia and i talked to the prime minister of australia and there's great difficulty-- made the commitment to get to net zero by 2030. it's a great thing, mr. speaker. i talked to our indonesian friends whose agreed on coal to bring for the appellation of coal to 2040. i talked to vladimir putin yesterday, mr. speaker, and he confirmed his determination to get to net zero by the middle of the century and that is what the uk is it doing working with countries around the world to
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get the outcome we want. it's too early to say whether it will succeed, mr. speaker. it's in the balance. >> the thing the prime minister underestimated over the last two years is top 26 is not a glorified photo opportunity. it's a fragile complex negotiation. and the problem is boosterism, the prime minister's boosterism won't cut carbon emissions in half and photo opportunities won't cut carbon emission in half. in these final days before top 26 we need more than warm words. above, glascow has to be a summit of climate delivery, not climate delay. [shouting] >> talked about cutting co2 in half and that's virtually what this government has done, mr. speaker, since 1990 we have cut 02 by 44% and the economies
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grown by 78% that's our approach, a sensible pragmatic conservative approach to tackle climate change and build high skilled jobs across the country and our net zero plan will go 440,000 jobs. that's what the people in this country want to see and that's what they are seeing. they see wages, growth up under this government-- [inaudible] we would still be in lockdown, but it might bring to his attention wherever he is currently. [shouting] >> thank you mr. speaker. the prime minister will note. [inaudible] unemployment rate unacceptably
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high pre-pandemic and sadly it's the highest rate nationally. with the prime minister urgently look at how the level of opportunity for young people in hampton can get the skill and confidence they need to find work? >> my honorable friend is right. to ensure young people benefit from the kickstart team and we are working to ensure that young people get the full support for their return to work tear. >> now comes to the leader-- [inaudible] >> thank you, mr. speaker. i'm sure the thoughts and prayers of the entire house will be with the family of walter smith who sadly passed away yesterday. at the legend that was the scotland manager and many of us will not forget he led us to victory over france.
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mr. speaker, naturally most of these folks inattention will come to the chancellor's budget, but before we come to domestic matters i think it is right and important to raise the dire humanitarian situation that's developing in afghanistan. estimates of more than half the population of 22.8 million people face acute food insecurity. 3.2 million children under five could suffer acute malnutrition to given the history and the last 20 years, it should be obvious we have deep responsibility to this country and those people tear mr. speaker, they are dying and they need our help. it's only two months since the allied forces relinquish control of the country, so can the prime minister update us on what exactly this government is doing to end the famine in afghanistan
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>> i think that right honorable gentlemen and its on many peoples minds across the country. we are proud to welcome people from afghanistan, but we also mitigate-- must mitigate the consequences for the people of afghanistan and the taliban take over so what we did as you will recall is we doubled aid commitment for this year to 286 million pounds and we are working with the un agencies and other ngos to do everything we can to help the people. what we can't do at the moment is rightly completely write a blank check to the taliban government, taliban authorities. we need to ensure the country doesn't slip back into being a haven for terrorism and a narco
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state. >> mr. speaker, the fact is as a humanitarian crisis, there is nothing there of tangible actions government has taken. if the situation is getting worse by the day, in august, the allies found a way from there-- walk away from their responsibilities in afghanistan and it feels like this government is washing their hands on the legacy he left because not all the afghan people promised made to them on resettlement are also being broken picked afghan citizens resettlement on the 18th of august talked about roughly 20000 in the coming years, but more than two months on we have had nothing to the afghan people are being left with no update and vega targets, so can the prime minister tell us the resettlement will open, can you
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guarantee prime minister that 20000 afghans will be resettled and when exactly is the deadline for that to happen? >> mr. speaker, we made a commitment to resettled 20000 afghans in addition to those that we brought out under operation-- most fair-minded people in this country would think was a pretty remarkable feat by the uk armed services. many of the 15-- 15000 are already being integrated into the uk, into schools and communities and we will help them in any way we can. one of the reasons-- i'm afraid he's wrong in his characterization of the stance the uk has taken towards afghanistan and the changes they are. we continue to engage. we engage with the taliban. at this country was one of the first to reach out and begin dialogue. what we are insisting on is safe passage, mr. speaker, what we
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are insisting just to get to his point, what we are insisting on, mr. speaker, is a safe passage for those who wish to come and settle in this country for people for whom we owe an obligation and that's what we are doing, mr. speaker. and i have answered the question. [shouting] >> thank you. as the whole house will note today is national cheese day. a massive 12.000000000 were consumed last year, the nation's favorite snack. home of cheddar cheese. wind farms in my constituency is now producing what we think is
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the world's first carbon neutral cheddar cheese. eating chanter can reduce your cheese consumption carbon footprint by 55%, so will my honorable gentlemen support the dairy industry by committing to enjoying a carbon neutral cheese today? >> mr. speaker, my only question is why is it only national cheese toasty day. by the international cheese toasty day? i hope amongst the many cheeseman the top 26 summit will bring the entire global community to a better understanding of the white arms carbon neutral cheese toasty. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the prime minister will be aware of the harmless protocol is doing to the political and economic stability in northern ireland.
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very delicate constitutional balance created by the belfast of good friday agreement and in the command published by the government in july they committed to addressing and recognize the protocols is simply not sustainable. does the prime minister accept that the conditions now exist to trigger article 16 of the protocol in the event the current negotiations with the e you failed to arrive on an unacceptable outcome. >> the right honorable gentlemen is completely right and i'm sad to say in what he says and we are working hard to secure an agreement by negotiation, but we need to see real progress, real-life issues on the ground in northern ireland having gone away and if we can see progress as we have said for some months, if we cannot see rapid progress in the way we are in our command
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pepper than i think the conditions in invoking article 16 have already been met. >> thank you, mr. speaker. my constituency is made predominately from concrete which is known for its structural deficiency and it's in desperate need of a new rebuild. as the prime minister will be aware it recently submitted for a grand new carbon neutral hospital. it's fantastic news that this conservative government will deliver 48 new hospitals. can i make an urgent plea to the prime minister that it is one of them. >> the whole house will be hearing more about the spending for health and just a few moments. i can tell him we have received 120 applications for the biggest hospital building program in a generation and his application will be amongst those amongst
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most urgent consideration. >> thank you, mr. speaker. this government is failing women and girls. from lack of prosecution, no victim bill to letting criminals off the hook. and now women and girls including my own children are being targeted with a sinister form of fighting through injection. it's always women and girls who pay the heaviest price. now, they are taking a stand today saying enough is enough. how many more women and girls will be hunted or excluded before the prime minister himself finally takes a stand? >> mr. speaker, the reports of spiking are extremely disturbing and as the honorable lady knows it's already a criminal offense and i know the home secretary has asked the police to update on exactly what details they
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have on what's happening. conducting inquiries into what's going on, but i would ask everyone with information without such behavior to come forward and contacted the local police. >> with comp 26 being imminent i would like to draw attention to what's being done in the project lancaster college has put forward a project to teach youngsters the international-- two shall we say propagate the goodwill around the world. i would like to invite the prime minister to come to see the project at his earliest convenience at. thank you. >> mr. speaker, i'm delighted to respond in the affirmative as to my honorable friend. last time he asked me-- we are making progress in that
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direction, that is true. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i'm sure the whole house would want to send my right honorable gentlemen our best wishes. it's also good to see a few more conservative. given we have had for several weeks now covid infection hospitalizations and death rates far far higher than any other western european country, was it a mistake to abandon all the precautions in july, and if not, why are our figures so bad? >> mr. speaker,-- i think the right honorable gentlemen for his question but the reality is of course we monitor the data carefully every day, but we see nothing to suggest we need to deviate from the plan that we have set out, began with the roadmap in february and we are
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sticking to the business giving this country to get on and achieve the unlocking's we have seen and indeed the fastest economic growth in the g7. >> thank you, mr. speaker. my constituent has composed a song about the cost of action we can take to combat climate change, which emphasizes the need to clean, protect-- prepare and protect. well the prime minister joined me in encouraging all new schools to follow the lead of fairfield prep school and other schools across the world from hawaii to norway in raising awareness that this important issue should land in a song? >> well, yes, mr. speaker. i will do my best, mr. speaker i think my honorable friend for raising awareness. it's absolutely vital we not only recycle where sensible, but
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we cut down on the use of plastic, mr. speaker. >> thank you, mr. speaker. this week it was revealed that fossil fuel companies and climate denial has donated 1.3 million pounds-- [inaudible] so, a simple question no waffling or dodging the issue on the eve of prop 26 with the prime minister demonstrate he's a seriously tackling the climate emergency by paying back this money and pledging his party will never again take money and donations from the fossil fuel companies are burning our? yes or no? >> all of our donations are registered in the normal way and i will remind her the labour party paymasters-- [shouting] >> means no families would have been able to take one flight every five years and have the
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cars confiscated. >> thank you, mr. speaker. this week it's uk wind week. the-- later this afternoon-- [laughter] >> later this afternoon i will welcome young people from my constituency who see their futures in the renewable energy sector which-- [inaudible] with the prime minister give an assurance of the government will continue to invest in development of our young people to benefit the regional renewable energy sector? >> yes, mr. speaker. i think the house should be proud of the fact that the uk now produces more offshore wind -- not hot air, mr. speaker, but energy for the people of this country, clean, green energy produced in the northeast and working massively increasing
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the volume of that output, mr. speaker. >> mr. speaker, thriving steel industry is the foundation of a more productive and resilient yet bickering between the chancellor is blocking the chance to tackle the skyhigh energy prices that our filmmakers have been facing since long before the current price hikes. with a pathway to net zero dependence on steel firms using more electricity, not less, will he urged his colleagues around the cabinet table to put in place a wholesale energy price cap along with the long-overdue reductions in network connection costs, mr. speaker, it won't work without the cap. >> mr. speaker, he makes an important point about the high energy costs for energy intensive industries and that's why we have abated them with about 2 billion pounds since 2013, but the answer is to do what we are doing to make up the
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long-term baseload needs of this economy by investing in nuclear which i'm afraid they failed to do in their 13 last year's, mr. speaker, as well as in renewables. >> prime minister's questions. [inaudible conversations] >> order. order. before i call the chancellor to make his project statement, it is my duty to take-- spinning here on c-span2 we will leave the british house of commons as a member's move to other business. you been watching prime minister question time here live wednesdays at 7:00 a.m. eastern when parliament is in session. reminder, you can see this week's session again sunday night at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on a c-span.
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♪♪ >> down the senate armed services committee hears testimony on the withdraw from afghanistan and under secretary for defense policy and that the director for operations for the joint chiefs of staff testified. at this is just over two and half hours. [inaudible conversations]


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