Julie Elliot MP for Sunderland Central has questioned the Prime Minister on the importance of making a positive case to remain in the EU.
The MP asked David Cameron a question on Wednesday, March 9, as part of the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQ’s).
Ms Elliot said on Twitter:
At #PMQs I asked the PM if he agreed it’s important to make the positive case to remain in the EU – we get £1200 back for every £120 put in
— Julie Elliott MP (@JulieElliottMP) March 9, 2016
In the debate, Julie Elliot also said: “We have lower prices; we have more choice in shops; and we have easier travel for holidays and businesses?
“Will the Prime Minister explain how our membership of the EU benefits so many aspects of our lives?”
Prime Minister David Cameron responded to the MP for Sunderland Central’s question.
He said: “The hon. Lady makes an important point, which is that, in all the arguments about single markets, sovereignty and all the rest of it, we can sometimes lose sight of some of the simple consumer benefits of being a member of the European Union.
“She mentions cheaper air travel, ease of travel and not having any tariffs.
“These are things we take for granted now, but they were simply not the case 40 years ago.
“I agree that that is a strong part of the very positive case we should make for remaining in the EU.
“With the hon. lady’s own constituency in mind, we should also point to the enormous success of the British car industry, which now employs and is responsible for more than 140,000 jobs.
“That is a great European success story.
“A lot of those cars go to the European market and we want to make sure that this continues tariff-free.”
You can watch the debate here.