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Live Reporting

By Paul Seddon, Victoria King and Jennifer Scott

All times stated are UK

  1. Watch live

    BBC Parliament

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    We are taking a break from the text updates for now, but you can watch the live streams for the Commons and the Lords above.

  2. PMQs review

    The main lines wrapped up...

    Well, the second PMQs of the year was a fairly low-key affair.

    Jeremy Corbyn avoided the Flybe rescue deal entirely - despite his people criticising it afterwards. Instead, he concentrated his questions on growing waiting times in the NHS and the social care crisis - both favourite topics of his.

    Later today, ministers will be presenting their bill which writes into law their proposed increases in NHS funding over the next five years.

    But the Labour leader was keen to point out even those increases would be "inadequate" given the expected rise in demand.

    Notably, Boris Johnson did admit that hospital waiting lists were "unacceptable" and made a pledge to get waiting times down - a topic which is sure to run and run.

    He also faced an attack from SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford, who branded him a "democracy denier" for his rejection of another Scottish independence vote.

    In return, the prime minister called on Mr Blackford to "change the record," accusing him of being "obsessed" with independence to the detriment of his constituents.

    Again, it won't be the last we hear from the pair on this subject.

  3. Corbyn believes 'racial undertones' to Sussexes' coverage

    Meghan and Harry

    A bit more from the post-PMQs briefing from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's team.

    Asked about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's intention to step back as senior royals, his spokesman said: “Jeremy has commented in the past in relation to Prince Harry and Meghan about press intrusion and its impact on people and their families."

    Asked whether Mr Corbyn agreed with Prince Harry’s comments that there had been racial undertones to criticism of Meghan, his spokesman replied: “Yes. He agrees with the broad sentiment that Harry has put forward.”

  4. Flybe deal 'ad hoc corporate welfare'

    Flybe plane

    Lobby reporters are revealing snippets from their post PMQs chat with Jeremy Corbyn's spokesman.

    Flybe may not have come up during the session itself, but asked what the Labour leader thinks of the government's intervention, the spokesman said it was "ad hoc corporate welfare which once again benefits Richard Branson".

    Mr Branson's Virgin was part of a consortium which saved the airline from collapse a year ago.

  5. Tory MP's alleged links to website questioned

    House of Commons


    After PMQs finished, MPs had the chance to raise points of order - we mentioned Crispin Blunt's on the issue of Commons prayers a short time ago.

    After him, Labour MP Tonia Antoniazzi uses the opportunity to accuse new Tory MP for Bridgend, Jamie Wallis, of misleading the press over his alleged links to a website called

    It has emerged that the site was advertised on the website of another company, Quickie Divorce Ltd, of which he was a director before entering Parliament.

    Ms Antoniazzi says statements given by Mr Wallis about his links to the site are "contradicted" by records held by Companies House, and calls on him to apologise.

  6. UK MEPs urge EU to 'learn lessons' of Brexit

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    Video caption: Ann Widdecombe: 'Co-operation morphed into domination'

    While MPs debate the Queen's Speech in the Commons, MEPs are tackling the subject of how the European Union should work in the future.

    The debate has led to politicians from both sides of the Brexit debate warning the organisation to "learn the lessons" of the UK's exit.

    Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe said the EU should scale back to a "loose alliance" if it wants to continue.

    And Green Party MEP Scott Ainslie warned against it becoming "distant, unaccountable and out of touch".

    You can read more on the debate here.

  7. Leadsom makes last dig at Bercow

    House of Commons


    The Commons has now moved on from points of order and is back to its third day of debating the Queen's Speech.

    Today is focused on a "green industrial revolution" and is being opened by Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom.

    But before she gets to the main speech, she makes a little dig at the former Speaker (and her long-time foe) John Bercow.

    Addressing his successor, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Mrs Leadsom says: "Can I start by congratulating you on the superb way you have taken over the speakership?

    "If I may say, the atmosphere in the chamber demonstrates a dignity and respect that we all want to see."

    Pass the mild burn cream...

  8. Blunt proposes changes to prayers tradition

    House of Commons


    Crispin blunt

    Tory MP Crispin Blunt makes a point of order, starting with a slight brag over how busy it is on the government benches and how hard it is to get a seat.

    However, he then makes a serious point about procedure in the Commons.

    Every day starts in the House with prayers, and Mr Blunt says to get a seat, "those of us who don't have faith, or have a face other than that of the established church, are required to take part."

    He calls on the procedural committee to look at the issue over the next Parliament so "those who find this uncomfortable aren't placed in this position".

    The Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, agrees the "the matter needs to be taken up".

  9. PMQs wraps up bang on time

    House of Commons


    PMQs is all done and dusted after 31 minutes - someone, we think it might be Boris Johnson, is overheard saying "my word!" as things wrapped up so promptly.

    Sir Lindsay Hoyle's predecessor, John Bercow, routinely ran way, way over - an hour was pretty common.

  10. Interim Lib Dem leader questions bereavement payments

    House of Commons


    Interim Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey asks the prime minister to review changes to bereavement support payments brought in during 2017.

    He says his mother received the payments after she became a widow, and many MPs thought at the time the new 18-month window for payments was too short.

    Boris Johnson commits to meeting Sir Ed to discuss the matter, and says the government is committed to providing "easily accessible support" for bereaved families.

  11. Miller: Child abuse not a thing of the past

    House of Commons


    Tory MP Maria Miller raises the issue of child abuse in her question, saying it is "not a thing of the past in this country".

    She says that last year alone, more than 4,000 offences of online child abuse were recorded by police.

    "It is easier to analyse our online shopping habits, but less easy to keep children safe," she says, asking what the government is going to do about it.

    Boris Johnson says he is "very concerned about what is happening online" and it was discussed at cabinet yesterday.

    He says the government's forthcoming white paper - policy documents - will make companies more responsible, adding he will be "taking further action in the future to stamp out this vice".

  12. Issue of 'vexatious' prosecutions

    Boris Johnson repeats his manifesto promise to end prosecutions of veterans of the Nothern Ireland Troubles “where there is no new evidence”. There have been questions about whether that could be more complex now the Stormont government is back up and running.

    The revival of the devolved administration requires the creation of a new Historical Investigations Unit to look at crimes from the past - it replaces the much criticised Historical Enquiries Unit.

    One of the criticisms levelled at the HEU was that it treated allegations involving military personnel less seriously than those involving non-state actors.

    Sky's political editor thinks this whole issue is one that could become a real point of tension...

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  13. Hobhouse raises Syria conflict

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    Liberal Democrat Wera Hobhouse raises the case of one of her constituents, who is a Kurdish refugee from Syria.

    She says her constituent's family remain in the area and "she fears for their lives" due to attacks from Turkish forces in the country.

    Ms Hobhouse asks the PM to condemn the violation of human rights being committed by Turkish forces and asks what the government will do to prevent it happening.

    Boris Johnson says he has raised concerns with the Turkish government "several times" and he "certainly deplores any abuse of human rights".

    He asks Ms Hobhouse to share the details of her constituent's case with him, saying: "I will be very happy to look at myself."

  14. Labour MP asks about dementia care

    House of Commons


    Labour MP Debbie Abrahams asks whether the government will support research for new forms of dementia, and "fix" problems with dementia care.

    Dementia is now the "leading cause of death" in the UK, she says.

    In reply, the prime minister says the government will be making a "moonshot effort" to isolate the causes of dementia and "cure it if we possibly can".

    That was an effort begun under David Cameron, by the way.

  15. Blackford: PM only interested in 'Trump union'

    House of Commons


    Back to the SNP's Ian Blackford, who - as you might expect - is not satisfied with the answer he got from the PM on Scottish independence.

    "The prime minister lives in a fantasy land," he says. "But people across Scotland know the reality of his broken Brexit Britain.

    "The only union he is interested in is his union with Donald Trump."

    Mr Blackford refers to the PM's interview with the BBC yesterday, where he called for the replacement of the Iran deal with one proposed by President Trump.

    "The public deserves the truth about what backroom deals are being done with Donald Trump," he adds.

    However, Mr Johnson turns the question back on him, saying the SNP praised the government's statement on the Iran deal - referring to one made by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in the Commons.

    He tells Mr Blackford he needs to "change the record" and focus on the job of the Scottish government, not their "obsession with breaking up the UK".