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what the constraints and the opportunities are and the budget. obviously, we are working with an overall constrained budget in which we try to optimize for the highest priorities. and frankly, the area across the country, which -- but includes hanford for sure, that is the -- in many ways we consider to be the highest risk is tank waste, you know, addressing that, and so we certainly have a very high priority at three sites for tank waste. now, on the river corridor specifically or the fy-'17 budget for richland, first of all, i very much appreciate your acknowledgement that there's been a lot of progress along the corridor.
will you take this opportunity to explain why this was the case. >> only the s&p can maintain this settlement put in place. but we had done is build it our house parliament for scotland that will have more power, more ability for attack straight come aboard to determine benefits for his citizen. now it's time for the s&p to start talking about grievances and get on with government. they taken on presidencies. we have one more apprenticeship starts in 24 team. does my right honorable friend agree it's time for government to stick with the plans to live in our have the opportunity to take it on? >> the president is right.
we have this target word meant to be trained in this parliament. we will do our bit by funding those programs. we want to do its part by contributing to the apprenticeship levy. but we need small businesses like tsa and indeed the public that are to get fully involved in training apprentices to give young people the chance to earn the same time. >> jeremy corbin -- [shouting] >> thank you, mr. speaker. three years since the government did not take policy of tax-free childcare. could the prime minister tell us what the holdup is? >> we are introducing the tax-free childcare along with the 13 hours of childcare of everyone with a three and 4-year-old with a billion pound commitment with the start of the 30 hours coming in the private
skiing this year. >> mr. speaker come the treasure website described it as a long-term plan. it was supposed to be announced to an 2013. it's apparently going to be introduced until next year. >> of the prime minister tell us why they took dirty hours per childcare for three and 4-year-old is not therefore one in three working parents who want their children to be cared for in preschool? >> first of all, on the tax relief and childcare, we lost a court case against the existing providers. the tax-free childcare will come in. for the 30 hours a sense that there'll be some schemes this year and full implementation next year which is in-line with what was that in our manifesto. he's helping me promote government policy.
when i became prime minister we only have 10 hours of childcare and it's gone up to 12 and 15 and now 30. these are all the things you can do if you have a strong economy with a sound plan connected in your deficit down, economies growing. we are able to talk about them. >> the national audit office report confirms that one third of families promised 30 hours free childcare now won't receive it. this is a broken promise. the report also warns that many childcare providers are not offering due to insufficient funding. there are 41003-year-olds missing out on free early education as a result of this. but they intervene and ensure those children get this urban life that they deserve? >> we want all of these children
to have the start they deserve. many read some of the things it says. to depart in a successfully and clement did the free childcare for three and 4-year-olds with almost universal take a pita which should be congratulated in the secretary of state had them a significant process with free entitlement. parents and children are benefiting from these entitlements. stakeholders are positive. all of these things we are able to do because we've got a strong and sound economy. what a contrast to the be if we listen to the gentleman. >> i regularly to subscribe. he was a great finance minister to left this economy in ruins. acropolis now.
>> mr. speaker, that is not much help to the 41,000 children who are not benefiting from a tear promised by the government. looking further on in the educational life of children, according to the governments own figures, half a million children in primary schools and classes over at anyone, 15,000 are in classes of over 40. we all know the importance of preschool and early years of education to give all of our children a decent guardian life. yet half a million are living in poverty and many are in oversize classes. isn't it time for a serious government intervention to sort this problem out? >> may bring them up-to-date on the figures. introducing these extra hours per childcare is a huge operation for childcare
providers. the report said only 15% of disadvantage to-year-olds were accessing the free child care offered. the latest information shows 70% of those. you mentioned the number of teachers in overcrowded classes. first of all, 13,100 more teachers than there were in 2010 because they've invested and teach first. and we have made sure that teaching is a worthwhile career. i want to answer him because there is 453 fewer schools that are all are over capacity compared to 2010. so that is progress. 36,500 fewer pupils in schools that are overcrowded. we protected education, protected the money and the schools, introduced the premiums come in the first the new and
recognized from the most poor backgrounds at our school system is growing. there are fewer overcrowded schools all because we got the strong economy and the right bodies in place. >> mr. speaker, the problem is class sizes are growing. the problem is the crisis of teacher shortages as well. i've been talking us ensure the prime ministers and others have. i have one whom i quote it had been teaching for 10 years and am currently head of the technology at a successful school with increasing numbers of teachers leaving the profession, with the government accept that there is a crisis effort for rent and also retention of teachers in this crucial profession? the inaccurate 13,000 more teachers in our schools then when i became prime minister. perhaps he can ask lameness. how is that going to help his
party's proposal to put the basic rates of tax starting in scotland. that will make classroom teachers, nursery teachers, all paying more tax. but we are doing is helping teachers by saying you could learn 11,000 pounds before you pay any income tax at all. i don't think recruiting teachers is simply about money. it's also having a good goal system which we have in place in our country. they won't help if we listen to labor about people's taxes. >> the prime minister, mr. speaker is in denial it appears. they all confirmed there is a shortage and a crisis of teachers. it is obviously fundamental to the chances of children. when 70% of teachers warned they are now having to use agencies start to stop their classrooms,
isn't it government intervene and look at the real cost of this, which is damage to children's education, but also 1.3 billion pounds spent last year on agency teachers. we have this agency working situation in the national health service and also education. are we moving into an area where weekend turned britain? >> we've got to look at the facts rather than top-down people working so hard to teach children in our schools. the fact that these teachers are better qualified than ever, 96.6% of teachers in state-funded schools have a degree or higher qualification. those are the facts. i would argue going into teaching and now teach first is the most for graduates come as something ever happen under a labor government. you've got to know that you've got a good school system with more academies, more free
schools, higher qualification, making sure with governor gray and discipline in our classroom, all of which is improved. all that is the possibility of a strong and growing economy to fund the schools. [shouting] >> thank you, mr. speaker. nicholas poe in my constituency is one of several closures this year. both of whose carbon emissions are higher than ours are building brand-new, mega stations and much of that which we are going to import. it's very hard, mr. speaker, for me to explain the logic of this to my constituents. could the prime minister has the context of next year's energy crisis. >> my honorable friend raises the question. there's big change because we want to see an increase in
renewable capacity and if room with the french president this week. he is right to security of supply must be our number one priority and that is why we announced to bring forward the capacity market to provide this extra boost to existing stations in this good and deep help itself. i would say to him and everyone across the house, all these decisions we take about energy health consequences of people. he mentioned cervone and german electricity prices are 40% higher than in the u.k. the level of subsidies makes up 30% of german bills. ours is less than half the level and redo have to think through these decisions for the consequences for energy consumers. [shouting] >> mr. speaker, we all hover right to be discriminated on the basis of orientation, for her
ethnicity. the paternity leave entitlements, workers at the right to paid holidays and a holidays and the breadth of work for no more than 48 hours each week, all of these are guaranteed through the european union. they are members of the european union. >> the point i made this in recent years what we've done, including under this government is added to the right people have, including maternity and paternity rights. the emphasis in europe now needs to be making sure that we expand our single market and make it more successful for businesses, recognizing social benefit matter as well, but principally they are a matter of the house. >> millions of u.k. citizens live elsewhere in the european union. european decisions about the environment reduce carbon
dioxide emissions. relations between member states have been softened and perfectly dialogue and agreement where it's truly a huge improvement on confrontations. will the prime minister concentrate on the positive argument for e.u. membership and protect the approach of projects here. >> by arguments about the stronger and the european union and better off than the reformed european union are all positive arguments. i would add that things like pollution crosses borders and make sense to work together. the fundamental point he makes, he had died are both poor store children. we should never forget when we sit around a table that 70 years ago this country is murdering each other on the continent of europe. for all the frustrations that the situation, believe me there
are many, we should never forget the fact that we talk, work together, resolve disputes around the table. >> thank you, mr.'s weaker. those who foster children have our faults of poor. last friday i visited the foster and bush since the establishment of 2003 of over 1250 children. would my right honorable friend join me in thanking the team and what he also agreed to look into how the currently complex funding arrangement could be considerably simplified to ease the transition of children into adulthood? >> my honorable friend makes an important point which was started to address in the last parliament because 182 girls were automatically eject did for a foster parent homes.
we all know his parents is very important to give people the support they need. that is why we changed the law of the last parliament said they are under a duty to support people who choose to remain with foster parents beyond the age of 18. we put in place what is called a stay put arrangement where providing 44 million pounds over three years and the first year of the rollout, almost half of those eligible have decided to do so. this is a real event that an arrangement. the thank you, mr. chairman. i do hope -- i do hope it meets my massive high x dictations. mr. speaker, in september last year, 16-year-old mohammed was stabbed to death in my constituency. his mother discovered last week he will not be prosecuted the man who was arrested for his murder. 84% of old patsy no one held to
account. the home office by the local police for that and i present resent the accusation. with the prime minister have the resources to investigate? >> the honorable gentleman is his first question to this incredibly important issue which is in our country. the good news is knifed cronus comedown 14% since 2010. he makes an important point about the level of executions. something like 11,000 prosecutions. the rate is similar as for other areas that clearly everything we can do to help the police and the prosecution service to increase the rate at restitution is worthwhile. we need to give the police the resources we need and we are to educate young people on the dangers of knife crime and make sure those who commit these crimes are properly punished.
>> whereas the fellow? [shouting] he is not here. >> thank you, mr. speaker. >> way my tear from the right honorable gentleman. >> thank you, mr.'s weaker. for five or six people, migrants have hundreds of thousands tired and the immigration. this may be a germanic underestimate. we only know the truth of the matter is they really say that i'm at dave.
while the prime minister to release the statistics immediately so they can understand the truth about european union integration? >> i'm glad we've got the single transferable question. therefore my honorable friend. the reason why these numbers don't tally as of course you can get a national insurance number for a short-term visit and people who are here can apply for them. these numbers are quite complex. they have given greater information and i will make sure that continues to be the case. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the proposed changes to the trading are causing great concern to many retailers, shop workers, families, yet before the election, but prime minister has no plans to change the
trading laws. when did he change his mind or is assigned to scrap the great reddish compromise so that the election was out of the way? >> i thought i was right to bring forth these proposals because they are genuinely new proposals. good that we are devolving to local authorities to make this decision. secondly, crucially and i'm sure the numbers will be interested in mess that we will be introducing new protections not only for new workers on sunday as, but all workers on sundays. i think the house should prepare for this idea and not based because constituents are able to shop online all day every day including sunday. i'll be evidence shows this will be welcomed by customers, will create more jobs than i think we have nothing to be scared of moving into this new arrangement.
[shouting] >> thank you, mr. speaker. i visited the young enterprise trade when the local stop school, including the entrepreneurial skills. will my right honorable friend join me in wishing good luck to all of the teams and does he agree with me the initiatives such as this are a key transpiring the next generation of entrepreneurs? >> by honorable friend makes an important point that not enough was done to encourage and surprise a notch premiership. we know so many jobs in the future will come from start of business is an small businesses and rapidly growing startups. in our schools we should be promoting not only to teaching but through exercises including starting businesses for young people but by giving them solid growth. the >> yesterday five quarter energy
sees the trade. their goal was the instruction of gas for quality under the north sea. google has failed to provide support to secure foreign direct investment compared to its dcg secures supply, it would also provide the stock to grow our industry and all of that. will the prime minister looked into this appalling opportunity and urgently change course and develop a meaningful industrial energy structure their british industry workers and playing it so badly needs? >> i will certainly look at the kc raises because we back all energy projects that create jobs and growth in our country. we have the very act of industrial strategy for that. i know he's disappointed, but i was say that is an extra billion pound capital investment and even after that, there is no
sign yet that carbon capture and storage can be even close to competitive to nuclear power or offshore wind. look carefully at the kc mentions. >> prichard batman. >> a large proportion of the fish cockfight reddish vessels landed in the u.k. are exported to e.u. countries. a great many of our fishermen of the european countries in a reformed regime led by the british government. does my right honorable friend agree that those that exploit them in the communities they support are better off in a reformed european union. >> i agree with my honorable friend and pay tribute for the huge work he did to reform the common fisheries policy from what was a very poor policy to
one working much better for fishermen. when it comes to fishing and farming, the key issue is making sure europe's markets remained open that we demand and produce and its vital in the debate in the months ahead. >> misters weaker, more than 1,601,600 families, when workers are forced to leave the city due to the cost of hospitals discharged when your families have to close future benefit. can the prime minister specifically say why of the 2.5 high-value homes from public land without building a single home? >> that decisions made in your planning or for york city council and local plan. but i would say, one of the
things that we did in the last parliament specifically designed to help was to change the change of use provision so empty offices could be used to build flats and houses for local people, which is happening in new york and will help to make sure the city continues to thrive. >> will my right honorable friend agreed to meet me when laurie come a brilliant young farmer whose business is put at risk because the rpa hasn't paid his basic payment. will he also confirmed the figures that they keep putting out our fictional identity agreed with the secretary that it is the e.u.'s commissions followed for making the cap so complicated? >> what i say to my honorable friend the system is complicated and we need to make sure the agency does the very best that it can. to date, 70,000 farmers have
received their payments, which is not 81% of all claims paid. but there's always room for improvement. we should look at all the default areas and how they are coping with this problem. in terms of the issue more broadly, it is very important we maintain the access that our farmers had without tariffs, without tax to produce the cleanest and best food anywhere in the world and exported uninhibited to 500 million people in european single market is. [shouting] >> yesterday, the chair of the board, mr. richard gere the house of commons to meet with members of parliament as well as you, mr. speaker. will the prime minister followed the example set by the united states, canada, germany and japan and the chinese authorities to express this can turn about the counterterrorism laws introduced.
>> i wasn't aware of the visit by richard gere. i will look closely at what he said and get back to the honorable lady about the issues he raised. [shouting] >> thank you, mr. speaker. in 2004 come thousand four consisting of some of my constituent was murdered and was secured through joint enterprise. the recent ruling in the supreme court caused many of the victims families a great deal. will my right honorable friend enabled these to discuss their concerns with ministers and understand what the ruling might mean in cases like those. >> through my honorable friend, can i extend my constituency to my constituents. we should remember the famous above those that lost loved ones who are worried about the judgment of what it might mean for them.
i'm happy to facilitate a meeting between him and let the justice ministers to discuss it. it should be clear that judge may prefer to narrow category of joint enterprise cases and it would be wrong to suggest everyone can make it under joint enterprise was grounds for appeal. i will fix the meeting he calls for. >> people in the midlands are absolutely furious to learn that governments aborted a contract to make british medals to some french company. imagine this. you've open a distinguished service order and assess fabricate -- i visited lens and adult manufacturers. they are the best in the world. we should go back, calling the minister and get the scandal sorted out. [shouting]
>> the other point i would make to the honorable gentleman i'm sure all of those in wales would want to contest the fact that they make a fine mist in the united kingdom and i'm sure the competition between them and irving janis berry intends. i wasn't aware of this issue, but i'm always in favor where we can make something of britain, we should make something of britain. >> the recent investigation carried out by my local experiment at a facility during the 60s and 70s. can i ask the prime minister to ensure a thorough investigation into the situation now undertaken? >> i'm very happy to give my honorable friend that assurance. they are very serious allegations. it is vital the full facts are considered. by understanding that they are
working together as a process under the safeguarding children borne in mind that this procedure is. i would encourage anyone who knows any thing to come forward and give their evidence to that court. >> miniscandal. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the cease-fire is russia continuing to attack inside si bobbles and let islamic terrorists continue to pass into syria across the turkish order. what is the british government doing to ensure the cease-fire is properly monitored and in particular to produce serious tension between russia and our nato ally, turkey. ..
i wouldn't put too much optimism into the mix right now but this is progress and we should work on it. >> thank you, mr. speaker. two weeks ago i visited the refugee camp and the surrounding area on the jordanian syrian border to assess health care services. i was struck by the remarkable generosity of the jordanian people. however, the local system is a quite significant pressure. would the prime minister me with
me to discuss further what britain can do to enhance healthcare services both for the syrian refugees and the wider church in community? >> i'm happy to meet with my honorable friend to discuss this but it is an extraordinary sight because of the scale of the endeavor underway. i think britain can be proud of what we've done in terms of the direct aid we've given and also the london conference that raised $11 billion. i know he's gotten lost in interest on what we can do to make sure facilities are delivered quickly including using military facilities. i think there may be opportunities for that but we need to make sure the emergency response from ngos and the united nations is as fast as it can be when crises like this happen in the future. >> as the prime minister struggles with certain elements in thi his party over europe doe ever think back on it inspirational prime minister
wilson who made similar difficulties but to stood up to the rebels in his own party and secured a yes vote for staying in europe? will be joined with me because harold wilson's -- is next week and could we celebrate it across all parties, a great innovative prime minister? [shouting] >> i do feel a natural sympathy for anyone who's had this job irrespective of which side of the house we are on. i think he did do some very important things for our country. i know the honorable gentleman has a particular connection to him. i wish his family well on this important centenary, and i'm sure we approach things in different ways but one thing we would have agreed about is britain's future is better off in a reformed european union. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i'm sure the whole house will join me in expressing our
condolences to neil and jennifer burkett, the parents of the two year old who died on valentine's day of meningitis b. since the death 815,000 people have signed a petition calling for the government to vaccinate more children against meningitis b. i'm proud the uk is the first country to have a vaccination program for meningitis b. could my right honorable friend make sure the cover looks at what more can be done to prevent more children from dying from this horrible disease to? >> on behalf of the whole house let me extend my sympathies and condolences to the parents and all those who have children suffering from this terrible disease. she's right we were the first country in the world to have this vaccination program. the program was based on the advice of the joint committee on vaccination and immunization the recommended targeting the vaccine to protect infants at highest risk. the incident of highest risk does occur in babies of five months, and of the 276 children
contracting meningitis b. last year, over 100 were under one year of age. she makes important points. we need to look at all the evidence as to the expert bodies that advise as recognizing britain has taken important steps by being the first coach to vaccinate in this way. >> order. budget request. later, it's prime minister's questions in the british house of commons. on the next washington journal, we will take a look at the february jobs report. also, eleanor clift with the daily beast talks about campaign 2016 and what's next for hillary clinton and bernie sanders as the two try to out compete one another for delegates in the remaining democratic primaries. and alex marlow discusses the conservative political action co