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Summary

  1. Last PM's questions until September
  2. Theresa May faced Jeremy Corbyn
  3. They clashed on low pay and the economy
  4. Followed by urgent questions and statement...
  5. ...on prisons safety, child refugees and pensions

Live Reporting

By Brian Wheeler and Alex Hunt

All times stated are UK

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  2. Minister's frankness appreciated by committee chair

    Prison safety urgent question

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Bob Neill

    Bob Neill, the chair of the Justice Committee says it is right that the minister is frank about the problems facing prisons.

    He asks if the government will take forward the prison reform agenda which does not rely on legislation, and if he will commit to providing data to the House and the committee on implementing the Prison Inspector's recommendations.

    The minister says he would be more than happy to discuss this further with the committee.

    He adds that the government have not ruled out future legislation for prisons, but there is a lot that can be done without requiring legislation.

  3. Spice drug blamed as part of the problem

    Prison safety urgent question

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Phillip Lee

    In his response to Ms Malhotra, the minister says the government fully recognises the difficulties in the prison system.

    He says "the staffing issue has been recognised as a problem".

    He says he would argue that the unforeseen exacerbant in prisons has been the drug Spice.

    He adds that mental health issues in prisons are something he takes seriously, they recognise the need for these services to improve.

  4. 'They've been warned'

    Prison safety urgent question

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Seema Malhotra

    Labour's Seema Malhotra says that last year the chief inspector of prisons said that too many prisons were unacceptably violent and dangerous.

    This year, he says the situation has got worse, she explains, with staff assaults increasing by 38%.

    She adds that the jump in violence in prisons is a crisis of the government's on making.

    "They've been warned by MPs, they've been warned by staff in our prisons and they've been warned by charities," she finishes.

  5. Theresa May 'will be fine'

    The Daily Politics

    John Pienaar gets his crystal ball out and predicts what will happen in the run up to the Tory conference in the autumn.

    There will be feverish talk about it being a looming "car crash" and the PM facing plots to oust her - then she will appear to cheering crowds and appear "fine". And then it will start all over again...

  6. Government acknowledge 'serious' issues in prisons

    Prison safety urgent question

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Phillip Lee

    Prisons Minister Phillip Lee is answering the urgent question on safety in prisons and youth custody centres.

    He says the government is investing £100m a year to bring in new prison officers.

    He says the "government acknowledge the serious issues the youth justice system faces".

    He states there are three examples of steps the government is taking:

    1. Creation of a new youth custody service
    2. Development of a youth justice specialist role
    3. Development of an individualised approach for young people, focussing on education and health

    There's some government guidance here on young people being in custody.

  7. A 'tragedy' is 'inevitable'

    Prison safety urgent question

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Prison in Norwich

    Seema Malhotra has been granted this urgent question on safety in prisons and youth custody centres.

    A House of Commons briefing paper, published last month, said that there has been a decline since 2012 in prison safety.

    In March 2015, the Justice Committee said there had been a rapid deterioration, they said the same in May 2016. In April of this year, the Justice Committee predicted that prison safety would be one of the key issues continuing to face the Ministry of Justice.

    The chief inspectors of prisons in said yesterday that youth prisons were so unsafe that a "tragedy" is "inevitable".

  8. Corbyn nurse pay claim 'not technically true'

    The Daily Politics

    Labour MP Sarah Champion concedes that Jeremy Corbyn's claim that nurses' pay has been frozen was "not technically true".

    They are not getting the cost of living increase they used to get, she adds.

  9. What we learned from PMQs

    The Daily Politics

    The main message we can take from PMQs is that the Tories want to reclaim the high ground on financial competence before possibly doing a U-turn on public sector pay, says the BBC's deputy political editor John Pienaar.

    Tory MPs seem determined to keep the PM where she is, he adds, while Jeremy Corbyn was in full campaigning mode, something he does well even if some Labour MPs are privately "groaning" about the prospect of a summer on the stump with their leader, adds Pienaar.

  10. SNP MP's football shirt

    The Daily Politics

    On to the reaction to the session, on Daily Politics and Labour MP Sarah Champion says she expects SNP Hannah Bardell will get a ticking off for turning up to PMQs in a football shirt. It is not very Parliamentary attire, she adds.

  11. Catholic schools waiting for the go ahead

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Conservative Sir Edward Leigh says that ending the faith-based cap on free schools had been promised before the election and in the manifesto and there were plans ready to go for new Catholic schools. When will it be confirmed they can go ahead, he asks.

    Theresa May says that the government believes it is important for more faith schools to be set up and to be allowed to expand. She said the education secretary was currently considering the issue and would be publishing "in the near future" an overall view on improving the diversity of school provision and creating more high quality school places.

  12. Terror financing report suppressed - Green MP

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    The Green Party's Caroline Lucas urges the PM to publish a report into terrorist financing, asking if it has been suppressed because its contents would "embarrass" the Saudis.

    Mrs May says it has nothing to do with that but the report does include sensitive information and has been made available to the Privy Council.

  13. Knife crime crackdown promised

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Theresa May says the government will do more to tackle knife crime, after a question from new Labour MP for Croydon Central Sarah Jones. She mentions the restrictions flagged yesterday about the online sale of knives.

  14. Inequality and mental health questions

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Another helpful question for Mrs May from the Tory benches on falling inequality - MPs have calmed down somewhat since her clash with Mr Corbyn

    Then a Labour MP asks about a shortage of mental health beds for young people in the NHS. Mrs May expresses concern and promises Jeremy Hunt will look into.