PMQs: Starmer attacks Johnson over social care plans as Tories insist prime minister is not losing grip – live
Miriam Cates (Con) asks about funding in the budget for the start for life programme. Will it be extended more widely?
Johnson praises Andrea Leadsom for promoting this, and he says if it works it will be rolled out across the whole country.
John Nicolson (SNP) says the PM has abandoned his plan for a bridge to Ireland. Perhaps he will replace them with hot air ballons, that he can fill himself.
Johnson says the government is delivering the first thorough review of union connectivity.
Sir Mike Penning (Con) claims local NHS management is blocking a new hosptial for Hemel Hempstead.
Johnson says he will arrange a meeting on this.
John Spellar (Lab) says he will introduce a bill to ban the import of hunting trophies. Will the government let the bill go forward?
Johnson says the government will introduce its own legislation to ban this.
Layla Moran (Lib Dem) asks what the government will do to encourage businesses to give away spare food at Christmas.
Johnson says he thinks businesses do a good job already. He cites Iceland as an example. On supply chain problems, he claims they are starting to ease. He claims they are the result of the economy bouncing back, which would not have happened under Labour, he claims.
Sir David Evennett (Con) asks if the PM will continue to implement the 2019 manifesto.
Johnson says he will. He is delivering on his agenda for London, he says. And he will opposed the proposed outer London tax that would penalise motorists for driving into their own city, he says.
Alan Brown (SNP) asks the government to back a tidal power scheme in Scotland.
Johnson says the government will include support for tidal stream, to the value of £20m, in the forthcoming contracts for difference auction.
Matthew Pennycook (Lab) asks if plans for a Chinese company to operate a nuclear power station in Bradwell have been abandoned.
Johnson says the government does not want to allow potentially adversarial countries to have undue influence over national infrastructure. He says, on Bradwell, more information will be forthcoming. But he says he does not want to “pitch away” all Chinese investment.
Nigel Mills (Con) asks the government to speed up payments to people who have suffered very rare, adverse reactions to vaccines.
Johnson says more money is being put into the system for this.
Hannah Bardell (SNP) asks about the decision not to approve the Valneva vaccine.
Johnson says he was very disappointed when this could not be approved. But the government is investing massively in the country’s vaccine capacity ahead of a possible future pandemic, he says. And he says he hopes Valneva will be part of that.
Karin Smyth (Lab) asks why the government has relaxed the rules for people wanting a licence to tow a trailer.
Johnson says the government wants to free up time for driving test centres to focus on HGV drivers. But it will keep this under review, he says.
Johnson says the government will use freeports to suppor the processing of critical minerals in the UK.
Caroline Lucas (Green) asks why the government is proceeding with oil, gas and coal developments.
Johnson says the government is powering past coal and wants to end fossil fuel reliance.
Jonathan Lord (Con) asks if the government will protect BTechs.
Johnson says the government will keep some of them, but it is promoting T-levels, he says.
Ian Blackford, the SNP leader at Westminster, says the past few weeks have seen the Tories at their worst: a corruption scandal, broken promises, tax rises, and a cancelled bridge to Ireland. Has the PM considered calling it a day?
Johnson says people want to know what the government is doing for the people of Scotland.
He says on Friday, or later this week, the union connectivity review will be published, showing what the government will do for rail links to Scotland.
Blackford says, while the PM is hunting for chatty pigs (a nickname given for the person responsible for the anti-Johnson Downing Street briefing on Monday), people are giving up on him. Why is he clinging on?
Johnson asks why Blackford is asking about party politics when people want to know what the government is doing for Scotland. He claims the SNP are falling in the polls.