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Summary

  1. Theresa May faced Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs
  2. They clashed on economy, benefits and health spending
  3. May says UK 'right' not to unilaterally guarantee EU expats' rights
  4. MP debate and then vote against SNP motion on Blair and build-up to Iraq War

Live Reporting

By Justin Parkinson and Alex Hunt

All times stated are UK

  1. Watch: Prime Minister's Questions key clips

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    Video caption: Peter Lilley and Theresa May on rights of UK citizens living in EU nations after Brexit.

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    Video caption: A Conservative MP said Christians were worried about talking in public about their faith.

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    Video caption: Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May talk home ownership and welfare at PMQs.

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    Video caption: Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May on growth, borrowing and debt in UK economy.

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    Video caption: Damian Hinds, Angela Rayner and Laura Kuenssberg on the funding of health and social care.

    We are ending our coverage of PMQs now. Thanks for joining us - you can follow the SNP-led debate on the state pension age for women, courtesy of BBC Parliament

  2. Work and pensions secretary responds to pensions debate

    Women's pension debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Damian Green

    Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green acknowledges that there was "clearly a problem" for the women affected.

    To mitigate these issues, he tells MPs that the government made an extra £1.1bn available for transitional relief.

    He adds that no woman will experience an increase in their pension age of more than 18 months and 81% will not experience an increase of longer than 12 months.

  3. Government should not be 'pig-headed'

    Women's pension debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Ian Blackford

    SNP pension spokesperson Ian Blackford accuses the government of "letting women down".

    The SNP are not against equalising pension age, he tells MPs, but object to the speed of the change.

    He warns the government against being "so pig headed". This campaign is not going to go away, he says. 

  4. Women's pension debate begins

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Elderly people

    MPs are now holding a debate on the state pension age, and the effect on women.

    The Pensions Act 1995 legislated that the retirement age for men and women should be equalised.

    In 2011, the Coalition government accelerated the rate at which the state pension ages were raised, meaning some women born between April 1951 and 1960 will not qualify for a pension until the age of 66.

    The government said that all those affected were written to using address details recorded by HM Revenue and Customs but campaigners have argued that some women only received two years warning or did not receive letters at all.

    The SNP motion calls on the government to explore "transitional protection" for those affected. 

    The government has tabled an amendment which welcomes the rise in pensions as a result of the triple lock. 

  5. MPs reject Tony Blair Iraq investigation

    MPs have rejected a call for an investigation into Tony Blair's role in the build-up to the Iraq war. The SNP's motion said the former Labour prime minister had not given Parliament correct information on his dealings with US President George W Bush. 

    MP Alex Salmond said the push towards war in 2003 had been "very much a personal campaign" by Mr Blair.

    But shadow foreign office minister Fabian Hamilton warned against making him a "scapegoat". The US-led invasion of Iraq began in March 2003 and the UK, which lost 179 military personnel in the conflict, ended its combat role in 2009. 

     MPs rejected the SNP's House of Commons motion, calling for an investigation into Mr Blair's pre-Iraq war role by the Justice Committee, by 439 votes to 70 - a margin of 369.

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  6. Committee session ends

    Treasury committee

    Select Committee

    Parliament

    As the division bell sounds, chairman Andrew Tyrie closes the committee assuring the witnesses that the committee's criticisms reflect on the whole forecasting business, not just on the OBR's own forecasts.

    And he expresses special thanks to Sir Stephen Nickell, who has made his final appearance before the committee today.

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  7. Who should run fire and rescue services?

    Policing and Crime Bill

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    Fire and Rescue services

    Labour's Lord Rosser is now moving his party's amendment 4 and other connected amendments. This amendment seeks to delete provisions in the bill that allow a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to be the fire and rescue authority. 

    He says that fire and rescue service boundaries not always in line with PCC areas, and that there is an assumption in the bill that the police organisational structure now and in the future is the most appropriate for the fire and rescue service. 

    Lord Rosser says the emphasis should be on closer collaboration between the services and not on "potentially hostile takeovers".

  8. Only small fiscal stimulus in Autumn Statement

    Treasury Committee

    Select Committee

    Parliament

    George Kerevan

    SNP MP George Kerevan asks if there is any real stimulus in the Autumn Statement, that might encourage investment.

    Robert Chote says there is some stimulus but it is too small, and not coming through quickly enough to influence private investment. He says all governments historically have struggled to make capital investments quickly.

    Mr Chote agrees that the Autumn Statement represents a continuation of austerity.

  9. MPs vote on Chilcot Inquiry motion

    Chilcot inquiry debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Mike Penning

    Defence Minister Mike Penning responds to the debate.

    He wasn't an MP at the time, but says he would have voted for the war.

    He suggests there might have been more support for the motion if it hadn't so directly targeted the Labour Party and the former prime minister.

    The debate ends and the motion is put to a vote.

  10. MPs can act on or ignore Chilcot, says SNP MP

    Chilcot inquiry debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh

    SNP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh tells MPs they have a choice.

    They can act on the issues raised by Chilcot, she says, or stand by while "public confidence is eroded even further".

    She adds that MPs can learn lessons of the past or brush reports under the carpet.

  11. Lucas: It is hard for Labour MPs to hear the facts

    Chilcot inquiry debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Caroline Lucas

    Green Party leader Caroline Lucas focuses her speech on what she argues was Tony Blair's misrepresentation of France's position in the run up to the war

    She tells MP that Tony Blair said diplomacy had been exhausted - "Chilcot shows this is not the case".

    A nearby Labour MP mutters "not true".

    Caroline Lucas suggest that it is hard for Labour MPs "to hear the facts".

  12. Policing and Crime Bill examination begins

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    Questions have finished in the House of Lords and peers now face a long evening line-by-line scrutiny of legislation.

    This evening's lucky bill is the Policing and Crime Bill, which has already completed all stages in the Commons.

    The bill covers a wide array of issues - a full break down, explanation and analysis of which can be found in this House of Lords Library briefing pack.

  13. What links Winston Churchill and beef suet?

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    Video caption: The polymer holding Winston Churchill together in the new £5 note contains beef.
  14. Michael Gove warns against inaction

    Chilcot inquiry debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Michael Gove

    Conservative MP Michael Gove defends Tony Blair and urges MPs to think about the consequence of inaction.

    Inaction, he argues, would have left Saddam Hussein in power, a dictator who created "a torture chamber above ground and a mass graveyard below".

    Inaction in Syria has allowed Assad, Russia and "anti-Semitic Iran" to "unleash hell on innocent people of Aleppo".

    He says it is a "dereliction of duty" to be looking backwards rather than accept "the responsibility on all of us do something to help the people of Aleppo who are suffering now." 

  15. Chasing headlines on migration?

    Treasury Committee

    Select Committee

    Parliament

    John mann

    Labour's John Mann challenges the panel that the forecast is "roughly 100% likely to be wrong".

    Robert Chote agrees, the odds are that it is either too optimistic or pessimistic. He says they try to communicate the uncertainties and assumptions behind their forecasts.

    Mr Mann asks the panel about how they arrive at their net migration predictions. He says the OBR has previously said net migration is not part of their remit, but have included predictions on migration in their current forecast.

    Mr Chote says the government has stated it intends to introduce stricter immigration controls.  

    Mr Mann says none of these can be introduced until after the UK leaves the EU, and yet the figures are being used as fact.

    Mr Chote denies that they are using "guesswork" to arrive at net migration figures.

    Mr Mann accuses the OBR of "creating a headline" that the economy is going to be hit by lower levels of immigration because of Brexit, when no government policy exists as yet.