Wednesday 9 July 2008

Prime Minister’s Questions - 9 July

Harriet Harman MP took the Prime Minister’s place at PMQs today as Mr Brown is attending the G8 Summit in Japan.

Violent crime, the G8 Summit and the economy were on the agenda at today’s PMQs.

Ms Harman also took questions on the heathrow expansion, the NHS and fox hunting.

Follow the links below to read the PMQs transcript or watch the broadcast again.

Watch the broadcast again or read the transcript

Question-by-question guide

The Prime Minister answered questions on:

  • Heathrow expansion
  • Miners compensation
  • Economy
  • NHS
  • Housing market
  • Violent crime
  • Post Office card account
  • Fox hunting
  • G8 Summit
  • Student loans
  • IVF treatment
  • Zimbabwe
  • 10p tax rate
  • Private clubs

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 at 12:00 GMT/BST on Wednesdays while Parliament is in session, starts with a routine question from an MP about the Prime Minister’s engagements.


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