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Summary

  1. DUP agree deal to back Conservative government
  2. Theresa May sets out more detail on EU citizens' rights
  3. Labour's McDonnell: Grenfell victims 'murdered by political decisions'
  4. MPs to continue debate on Queen's Speech

Live Reporting

By Aiden James and Alex Hunt

All times stated are UK

At-a-glance recap: The key developments so far today

DUP an Conservative leaders
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Here's a recap of the day's major events:

Analysis:

There was also movement on the UK's plans for EU citizens:

  • The government also made its 15-page document outlining the detail of the UK's offer to EU citizens public

You can catch-up with, and watch live, proceedings in Parliament including the statement currently under way in the House of Commons on the Grenfell Tower tragedy with our BBC Parliament colleagues' live coverage.

Government 'serious' about resolving EU citizens' status

EU citizens statement

House of Lords

Parliament

Evans
HoL

Lords leader Baroness Evans tells peers the government has "come out early" with its proposal on EU citizens' rights, which indicates its "seriousness" about finding a solution.

She says the cut-off date will be "a matter for negotiation" and emphasises it is an "early priority for negotiations".

May sets out 'offer' to EU citizens

May sets out 'offer' on EU citizens' rights
Theresa May has set out the government's "offer" to EU citizens in the UK, telling Parliament that the government wants them to stay.

The prime minister said no EU citizen would have to leave when the UK exits the EU.

The government has proposed giving those with five years' continuous residence, at a cut-off date to be determined by negotiations, a "settled status".

Lib Dems claim questions unanswered for EU nationals

EU citizens statement

House of Lords

Parliament

The leader of the Lib Dems in the Lords, Lord Newby, says it's to be "regretted" that it has taken so long to set out the government's intentions for EU citizens and "many questions are still unanswered".

He presses for details of a cut-off point after which citizens will not be automatically entitled to apply for residency, and asks about the possibility of ID cards.

Plaid MP says Wales treated like 'third class citizens'

House of Commons

Parliament

Plaid Cymru's Liz Saville-Roberts says that whilst the prime minister is bribing the DUP to "stitch up the seams of this threadbare administration", the government continues to neglect the people of Wales and treat them like third class citizens "in this so-called family of equals".

If the government can hand out £1bn to Northern Ireland in a time of austerity, she says, then "where is the £1.7bn that is now so evidently our right?"

Mr Green replies that under the new funding formula, public spending in Wales is now £120 per head for every £100 per head in England.

Lib Dems raise questions about ID cards

Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Ed Davey has suggested the plans for EU citizens almost amounts to an ID card scheme.

“I have written to the Home Secretary to establish whether this indeed is ID cards by the backdoor and whether EU nationals will now be required to carry them on their person at all times. If so have ministers worked out the practicalities of such a scheme, as well as the cost? The government also needs to explain how an ID card system works when only a small proportion of the population will be required to carry them.”

EU citizens 'left in twilight zone'

EU citizens statement

House of Lords

Parliament

Smith
HoL

Responding to the statement on the proposed deal for EU citizens, Labour's leader in the Lords, Baroness Smith of Basildon tells peers she found David Davis' assurances on how borders would be enforced "unconvincing".

She tells peers other EU leaders "don't share" the prime minister's impression of "a positive response" to her proposals on EU citizens' rights.

She calls it "grossly inefficient and disrespectful" that those who have already applied for residency will now have to apply under the new system.

She refers to a "twilight zone" of uncertainty for EU citizens over their rights to work and travel.

Labour's Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, on EU citizens plan

"It has taken a full year for the Prime Minister to come up with a half-baked plan that still leaves in limbo millions of European nationals who have made their home here. This uncertainty is the result of a dysfunctional Government that is not acting in the nation’s best interests.

“The Government should confirm immediately that all EU citizens in the UK by the time we leave can stay indefinitely - this needs to be as simple and comprehensive a process as possible. This will enable UK nationals living in the EU to also have their futures made certain."

DUP chief whip - criticising deal 'bonkers'

House of Commons

Parliament

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson
BBC

The DUP's chief whip Sir Jeffrey Donaldson says it is "a remarkable day" when the Labour Party criticise investment in schools, roads, housing, jobs as dangerous to the peace process - adding "it is bonkers to suggest so".

He also adds that Labour frontbenchers should rethink their past comments in support of the IRA and the effect it could have on young people who may be thinking to take up arms in the future.

Mr Green replies that it is clear that anything that aids investment for disadvantaged communities will provide a more positive political atmosphere in Northern Ireland.

Batley and Spen MP highlights new plaque for Jo Cox

House of Commons

Parliament

Labour's Tracy Brabin thanks the Speaker for hosting family day in the House of Commons at the weekend, and points MPs towards the new plaque for her predecessor Jo Cox which was put up in the Commons chamber by her children.

Tracy Brabin Jo Cox
HoC

Watch: Theresa May sets out 'offer' to EU citizens

'Magic money tree discovered' for DUP

Carwyn Jones says the DUP will "screw" the UK government for as much money as they can, and he does not blame them for doing so. The Welsh first minister said it appeared the Prime Minister had discovered a "magic money tree" to provide £1bn just for Northern Ireland, saying it was essentially "cash for votes".

European Parliament's Brexit chief responds to May's offer to EU citizens

DUP Westminster leader accuses other parties of hypocrisy

House of Commons

Parliament

The DUP's Westminster Leader Nigel Dodds rises to praise a "good agreement for the UK and a good agreement for all the people of Northern Ireland" - particularly in mental health and hard to reach areas.

He says that his party commits to transparency and that he hopes to one day see published the correspondence from 2010 with the Labour frontbench, and from 2015 with both Labour and the SNP - causing much delight on the Tory benches.

The "faux outrage", he says that has been heard, "is hypocrisy of the highest order".

The DUP looks forward to working with government for the next five years, he says - to deliver Brexit, to strengthen the Union and to deliver security.

Mr Green responds that it has been "a life enhancing experience" and that the government welcome the party's support to strengthen the union and the economy.

Business group says many questions on EU citizens' rights remain

Stephen Martin, Director General of the Institute of Directors, said:

“Employers will welcome the constructive clarity of intent offered today and businesses look forward to the UK and EU finally getting down to concrete discussions.

“An aim is obviously not the same thing as a guarantee. Even today, many of the important details are absent, including information on the registration process for EU citizens and when the cut-off date will be. More fundamentally, employers still don’t know what will happen to their EU staff if no deal is reached, questions remain as regards whether or what salary thresholds will apply for workers and their families wanting to remain in the UK. Many EU citizens work part of the year in the UK and part overseas, so will not easily be able to prove their right to remain due to interrupted periods of residence.

“The offer of a two year grace period after we leave for these workers to acquire their right to settled status is welcome, but two years may not be enough and five years would be better. The obligation on individuals who have previously received permanent residency to re-apply must be made as bureaucracy-free as possible, for employers and the individuals concerned alike."

Northern Ireland women and access to abortions in the UK raised

House of Commons

Parliament

Labour MPs Yvette Cooper and Stella Creasy have asked about the situation of women in Northern Ireland who are currently not entitled to free abortions on the NHS in England.

Mr Green has said that this is a devolved matter and therefore an issue for Northern Ireland to decide. Ms Creasy responds that women in Northern Ireland feel as thought they are "forced to pay the price of a forced marriage".

For information on the recent Supreme Court decision on this issue - read here.

SNP MP calls deal 'pork-barrel politics'

House of Commons

Parliament

The SNP's Pete Wishart calls this a "pathetic, grubby little deal" and an example of the "worst excesses of pork-barrel politics".

He asks why the Barnett formula has been circumvented in this case for Northern Ireland, and says this is a "huge test" for new Scottish Tory MPs - saying they can "either stand up for Scotland or stand behind this chaotic government and its new friends"

Mr Green replies that Mr Wishart is "so wide of the mark it is almost laughable" and recites a list of city-deals in Scotland that are outside the Barnett formula - saying "huge amounts" of money are going into Scotland outside the Barnett formula.

Owen Smith's questions over DUP deal

(he's shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland)

“Labour argued at the election just a few weeks ago that public services require extra funding across the UK, so I welcome the announcement today that additional funding has now been found for Northern Ireland.

“However, the deal between the Tories and the DUP throws up all manner of questions, not least whether more money can now also be found for schools, hospitals, social care and emergency services in desperate need of cash in England, Scotland and Wales.

“Most important of all, does this deal help or hinder the process of restoring power-sharing in Northern Ireland? Already, it is clear that other parties in Northern Ireland consider the deal to compromise the ability of the British Government to be truly impartial as stipulated under the Good Friday Agreement."

'The government's approach to Brexit will not change'

Liam Fox, the UK's cabinet minister for international trade, tells the BBC the government’s approach to Brexit will not change despite the election result.

Child benefit will still be exported

Dominic Casciani

Home Affairs Correspondent

When former PM David Cameron was trying to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the EU ahead of the referendum, he wanted to stop EU workers sending the universally-paid child benefit back home.

Other member states pushed back hard - but there was eventually a deal to allow any nation to cut the amount being sent, if the cost of living in the country where the child lived was lower.

This was part of a plan to make the UK less attractive to EU migrants on the basis that benefits were a "pull factor".

Fast forward 16 months and Theresa May's government has entirely conceded this point: the citizenship document says exporting of benefits will continue post-Brexit.

A quote on the benefits proposals from the
HM Government

Green: Deal makes new NI executive 'more likely'

House of Commons

Parliament

Damian Green says that in contrast to Ms Thorberry's comments, the investment of money into Northern Ireland makes the formation of a new executive in Northern Ireland "more likely".

He says that the formation of this new executive will be one of the great achievements of this week, and reminds MPs that the extra money goes to all communities in Northern Ireland.

Thornberry - 'A shabby and reckless deal'

House of Commons

Parliament

Emily Thornberry
hoC

Labour's Emily Thornberry responds to the statement, saying "this is a shabby and reckless deal" which has taken the government "at least £1bn to buy".

She also warns that the true cost for peace in Northern Ireland "could be much higher", telling MPs that the peace is fragile and relies on trust, good faith, and the impartiality of the UK government.

For the government to risk this "just to prop up this dismal prime minister is nothing short of a disgrace", she says.

Ms Thornberry asks what legal advice has been received about the compatibility of the announcement with the Good Friday agreement.

She finishes by saying that the government had said in the election campaign that there was "no magic money tree" and asks if he has "found the key to the secret garden", or whether like everything else the government says and does,"it can be ditched if it helps them hold onto power".

DUP to support government on Brexit, security and budget votes

House of Commons

Parliament

Damian Green
BBC

Damian Green says that as the party that won the most votes and largest number of seats by a "significant margin", it is only the Conservative party which has the "ability and legitimacy" to provide leadership for the country.

The DUP will support the government on the budget, Queen's speech, Brexit and national security, the first secretary of state says.

Mr Green says the government will govern for all parts of the community in Northern Ireland - a reference to concerns that reliance on DUP votes could affect the UK government's neutrality in the terms the Good Friday Agreement.

The confidence and supply agreement "in no way affects" the government's desire to see the re-establishment of an inclusive Northern Ireland executive, Mr Green says.

Northern Ireland statement

House of Commons

Parliament

First Secretary of State Damian Green is now on his feet making a statement about the deal that has been reached between the Conservatives and the DUP.

Welsh first minister to request more health and education funding

Gareth Lewis

BBC Radio Wales presenter

First Minister Carwyn Jones has told the Good Evening Wales programme that he will approach the UK Treasury to ask for extra funding for health and education in Wales, in light of the DUP deal with the Conservatives.

DUP MP responds to Farage complaint about cost of deal

'A rich assortment of distinction'

House of Commons

Parliament

MPs
HoC

As the few remaining MPs seeking to ask questions of the prime minister rise to catch the Speaker's eye, Mr Bercow can be heard to remark on the "rich assortment of distinction" seeking to be called to speak.

One of this "rich assortment" is Labour's Joan Ryan, who asks about the future of the European Arrest Warrant in the Brexit negotiations.

Mrs May replies that those issues will be part of the negotiations and tells MPs that she recalls Labour MPs trying to block powers from the European Arrest Warrant - which prompts some shouts of protest from the Labour benches.

Tory MP calls for certainty for EU nationals

House of Commons

Parliament

Responding to a questions from the Conservative MP for Gloucester Richard Graham about whether more certainty can be given to EU nationals, Mrs May says she "hopes and believes" there is good will on both sides to recognise the importance of this issue to people both in the UK and in the EU.

She says that she cannot give a timetable as the EU have said "nothing is agreed until everything is agreed".

The prime minister adds that she hopes to give final reassurance "at an early stage".

UK is most important single market for Scotland - May

House of Commons

Parliament

The new SNP MP for Glasgow East, David Linden, asks if the government will secure the future of Scottish jobs by ensuring that the UK remains in the EU single market.

Mrs May replies that for Scottish jobs "the most important single market is that of the United Kingdom".

PM: 'We will not be splitting up families'

House of Commons

Parliament

Stella Creasy
BBC

Labour's Stella Creasy repeats the question made earlier by her colleagues Hilary Benn and Yvette Cooper on the rights of EU nationals or their children who have studied or worked in Europe and therefore may be short of the five year residence target.

The prime minister says that for EU citizens who qualify for settled status or are here before the cut off date and are able to build up the five years required to gain settled status, there will be no extra requirements to bring family members into the EU - "we will not be splitting up those families".

Sinn Fein statement on DUP deal

Gerry Adams
Reuters

The deal between the Conservatives and the DUP has "enabled a "Tory Brexit which threatens the Good Friday Agreement", according to Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams - who also issued a warning about plans to implement the military covenant in Northern Ireland.

The Tory government has slashed more than £1bn from the block grant over the last seven years. The allocation of additional funds could help to ease the enormous pressure on our public services. The devil is in the detail. Sinn Féin will continue to prioritise the establishment of a credible, sustainable executive which deals with all the challenges facing our society, including the failure to implement previous agreements. Sinn Féin will vigorously pursue the rights of citizens currently being denied by the DUP and the British government."

On the military covenant, which aims to support military veterans, Mr Adams said his party would "resolutely oppose any attempt to give preferential treatment to British forces, either in terms of legacy or the provision of public services".

MP complains that Welsh treated as 'second class citizens'

BBC Northern Ireland political editor tweets...

Heseltine: Deal leaves 'Deeply divided country'

The World at One

BBC Radio 4

The Democratic Unionist Party appear to have gained a £1bn deal for Northern Ireland in return for supporting the Conservative Party in government.

Lord Heseltine, the former Conservative deputy prime minister, says the deal only "deepens divisions" in the UK. He says "singling out one part of [the country] in order to give a semblance of short term stability is just one of the prices we are paying for the consequences of Brexit."

He also predicts "Theresa May will not be the leader of the Conservative Party by the time we get to the next election."

May - EU leaders were 'positive' about proposals

House of Commons

Parliament

Theresa May
BBC

Conservative MP William Wragg welcomes the "warm and constructive" response from EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, in comparison to what he calls the "vested interests" of EU institutions.

Mrs May replies that the responses to her proposals from individual EU leaders were positive, and singles out the prime minister of Poland as being particularly positive.