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Prime Minister's Questions

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Taxation, pensions, unemployment and sanctions in Burma were on the agenda at today’s PMQs

The Prime Minister also took questions on food prices, the UK credit rating and Lotus automotive in Norfolk.

Question-by-question guide
The Prime Minister answered questions on:

  • Donations to political parties in Northern Ireland
  • English language capability of GPs
  • 50p tax rate
  • Pensions
  • UK credit rating
  • Kingsmill massacre in Northern Ireland
  • VAT on pasties
  • Food prices
  • Lotus automotive in Norfolk
  • HMRC cuts
  • Tax avoidance
  • Fair comment on the judiciary
  • Sanctions in Burma
  • Stolen postal votes and South Asian women
  • Alterations to listed buildings
  • University admissions
  • Youth unemployment
  • Mayoral candidate and tax avoidance
  • Child safety online
  • Civil service reform
  • Caravan tax
  • Withdrawal from Afghanistan

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.

Learn more about Prime Minister’s Questions
Parliament website (opens in new window)