Peter Kyle (Lab) asks Johnson if he can say Gavin Williamson is the right person to be education secretary.
Johnson says Williamson has done a heroic job in difficult circumstances. The job of teachers would have been much easier if Labour had said schools were safe.
James Gray (Con) asks the PM to join him in thanking volunteers for St John Ambulance.
Johnson says they do an astonishing job. And he urges people who have not yet had a Covid vaccine to get one now.
Neale Hanvey (Alba) asks why Johnson means when he says people should rise out of poverty through their own efforts.
Johnson says he wants to see a jobs-led recovery. He is proud to see wages rising by the highest rate for years.
Lee Anderson (Con) says migrants crossing the Channel should be sent straight back.
Johnson says human trafficking is a vile trade. The government is trying to stop it, he says.
Emma Lewell-Buck (Lab) says a constituent spent a long time getting through to the helpline for non-British nationals in Afghanistan. When the call was over, and they thought he had hung up, the constituent heard the person on the other end laughing, and saying they were having to lie to people.
Johnson says he will look into it.
Richard Drax (Con) invites the PM to visit Weymouth, so he can see why it needs better infrastructure.
Johnson says he can think of nothing better than a trip to Weymouth.
Johnson says the shortage of HGV drivers is affecting countries all over Europe.
Rob Roberts (the former Tory, who is now an independent) asks about they way planning rules are affecting small businesses in his community.
Johnson sums up some of the general things done to support small businesses.
Sir Ed Davey, the Lib Dem leader, says yesterday’s plan forgot “we” family carers. (He has a disabled child.) Carers have a lifetime of ideas to improve care. Why does the PM keep ignoring them, and take carers for granted?
Johnson says the country owes a huge debt to unpaid carers like Davey. He says his plans will help, because they will no longer have anxiety about relatives losing assets.
Ian Blackford, the SNP leader at Westminster, claims that Johnson is imposing a “regressive Tory poll tax” on Scotland.
He says the PM is “balancing the books on the backs of the poor and the young”.
Johnson says he is delighted that he is putting another £1.1bn into the NHS in Scotland. All the SNP can talk about is another referendum.
Blackford says Johnson should be ashamed of himself. Furlough is being cut, and universal credit is being cut. This is the return of the austerity agenda. It is austerity 2.0. Scotland deserves better, he says. There is no chance of a fair Covid recovery under this PM he says.
Johnson says when Labour put up national insurance to pay for the NHS, John Swinney, now Scotland’s deputy first minister, welcomed the move and said it was “progressive”. He tells Blackford he should get his story straight.
David Jones (Con) asks about the Northern Ireland protocol.
Johnson says the protocol, as applies by the EU, is not protecting the Good Friday agreement. He says we must sort it out.
Starmer asks what the PM would say to Rosie, a single mother working in a nursing home. She will lost £87 a month from the universal credit cut. She cannot get more shifts. What would the PM say to her? The government underfunded the NHS for years, and then it wasted money on vanity projects and dodgy deals. And it is giving tax deductions to the rich. It is the same old Tory party.
Johnson says he has every sympathy for Rosie. But what will help her is having a dynamic economy, he says. He says Starmer would have kept the UK in the European Medicines Agency, and he attacked the vaccine taskforce. If “Captain Hindsight” were still in charge, we would still be in lockdown, he says.
He ends with Tory MPs shouting “More”.
Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of ‘hammering working people’ over tax rise for health and social care
Starmer says Johnson cannot even say that the tax rise will clear the NHS backlog.
Tax rises are not the only way the PM is making working people worse off. He says 2.5m working families will face a double whammy – the national insurance rise and the universal credit cut. Why is the PM hammering working people?
Johnson says Labour wants to scrap universal credit altogether.
He says for the first time since 2019, after years of stagnation, wages are rising. Labour believes in welfare, he says. He says he believes in higher wages and higher skills.
Starmer says Johnson used to say national insurance rises were regressive.
Will this plan clear the NHS backlog?
Johnson says at least he has a plan. He says he understands that the only way to fix the crisis in social care is to fix the problem with hospital backlogs too.
He says he thinks Starmer is saying Labour will vote against the plans.
Starmer says Johnson’s plan is for an unfair tax on working people. He says his plan is to ensure those with the broadest shoulders pay.
He says the Tories do not like this.
Johnson’s plans do not do what they claim, he says.
He says Johnson has failed the only test he set for himself on care in the manifesto.
He says a landlord will not pay more under these plans, but tenants will.
Care workers will not get a pay rise under this plan, but they will get a tax rise?
How is that fair?
Johnson says the IFS has confirmed this is a progressive measure. The top 20% of households will pay 40 times as much as the poorest 20%.
He says Liz Kendall, the shadow social care minister, backed a plan for social care in 2018 based on an increase to national insurance.
Starmer says Johnson did not say no one would have to sell their home.
He says people could have to pay £86,000 for care under the PM’s plan. How will they get that money without having to sell their home?
Johnson says his plans will allow the insurance industry to provide insurance for the costs of social care. He asks what Labour would do?
Sir Keir Starmer asks Johnson if he still stands by his promise to stop people having to sell their homes to pay for care.
Johnson says he is taking the tough decisions the country wants to see. He challenges Starmer to explain how he will vote tonight.