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Prime Minister's Questions

Wednesday 19 October 2011

The economy and knife crime were on the agenda at today’s PMQs

The Prime Minister also took questions on the European Union and the Regional Growth Fund

Question-by-question guide

The Prime Minister answered questions on:

  • the Jarrow march
  • ocean renewable energy
  • allegations against Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP
  • deficit reduction
  • Pat Finucane
  • planning proposals
  • Hillsborough
  • National Heroes Day
  • the government’s economic strategy
  • the Regional Growth Fund
  • police training on domestic violence
  • Educational Maintenance Allowance
  • energy pricing
  • carbon capture and storage
  • central govt savings
  • knife crime sentencing
  • the European Union
  • Ministry of Defence Honours List
  • driving licences and diabetics
  • devolved air passenger duty
  • independent schools partnering state schools
  • emergency services
  • speech therapy
  • lobbyists

Extra information

Prime Minister’s Questions is an opportunity for MPs from all parties to question the Prime Minister on any subject, although they usually focus on the key issues of the day.

The half-hour session, which takes place on Wednesdays while Parliament is in session, starts with a routine question from an MP about the Prime Minister’s engagements.