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Prime Minister’s Questions

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Deputy Prime Minister answered questions from MPs in the weekly PMQs session as the Prime Minister is in China.

The Deputy Prime Minister answered questions from MPs in the weekly PMQs session as the Prime Minister is in China.

Tuition fees, Burma elections and renewable energy were on the agenda at today’s Prime Minister’s Questions.

The Deputy Prime Minister also took questions on small businesses, contaminated blood and Sure Start centres.

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

Watch PMQs on Parliament’s website [external link]

Read the transcript [external link]

Question-by-question guide

The Deputy Prime Minister answered questions on:

  • Contaminated blood
  • Tuition fees
  • Burma elections
  • Port of Dover
  • Sheffield ford masters
  • Police Officers
  • Renewable energy
  • HMRC support and care service
  • Sure Start
  • Small businesses
  • Polling stations
  • Affordable housing
  • Afghanistan
  • Prisoner voting rights
  • Equitable life policy holders
  • Pupil premium
  • Private landlords

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.

More on the history of PMQs

Parliament website