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PMQs summary (Wed 13th Feb, 2019)

After a two-week interval, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn resumed their positions on the front benches for PMQs, battling this time over the government's handling of ensuring medicines reach the UK in the event of a no-deal scenario. This comes after transport minister Chris Grayling had to put an end to a £13.8 million contract with Seaborne, a ferry freight service.

Land Registry data shows slow rise in house prices during 2018

The Land Registry released their monthly house price data today, with the results showing a 0.2 per cent rise in December, but a fall in the price of flats in England when compared to the end of 2017.

BRC chief tells Parliamentary Review about the changing nature of retail

Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive of the British Retail Consortium, has said the retail sector is currently experiencing a "reset moment".

Hiltongrove welcome government review stating time taken for planning appeals could be cut by half

The government have today published an independent review which states that the most contentious planning cases could be decided up to five months faster, with some having the potential to be decided in half the time they currently take. Hiltongrove welcome these findings, having highlighted the need for planning reform in their article for The Parliamentary Review.

IMI Hydronic Engineering reacts to ongoing Brexit negotiations

After the Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs that she will offer them a final vote on her Brexit deal, The Parliamentary Review spoke to IMI Hydronic Engineering Regional Head of Project Sales Derek Brown about the situation.

May promises vote while Corbyn bemoans "delays"

The Prime Minister Theresa May has today told MPs in parliament today that she will offer them a final vote on her Brexit deal, as soon as she secures concessions from Brussels on the backstop arrangement.

St Michael's Catholic High headteacher responds as Halfon labels GCSEs "pointless"

The Chairman of the Education Select Committee Robert Halfon has labelled the current GCSE system as “pointless” as part of a call to overhaul the format.

Johnson says knife crime takes precedence over online trolling

In his column for The Telegraph, Boris Johnson stated his belief that, in light of rising knife crime, police resources are being misallocated. As an example of this, he cites Katie Scottow, a 38-year-old mother of two from Hitchen, who was arrested for transphobic tweeting in early December 2018.

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