PMQs: RECAP as Liz Truss tells MPs "I am a fighter not a quitter"

Liz Truss will square off against the Labour leader and other Opposition leaders in Prime Minister’s Questions for the first time since her new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt ripped up her plan for tax cuts

The Prime Minister faces disquiet from Tory MPs over plans for public spending cuts across all departments, after Mr Hunt warned of decisions of “eye-watering difficulty” to plug the Government’s multibillion-pound financial black hole.

Sir Keir Starmer, Ian Blackford and others will grill the PM on her latest plans following the economic fallout around her mini budget.

Screen grab of Prime Minister Liz Truss listening to Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves' response the Chancellor's statement in the House of Commons, London. Picture date: Monday October 17, 2022.Screen grab of Prime Minister Liz Truss listening to Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves' response the Chancellor's statement in the House of Commons, London. Picture date: Monday October 17, 2022.
Screen grab of Prime Minister Liz Truss listening to Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves' response the Chancellor's statement in the House of Commons, London. Picture date: Monday October 17, 2022.
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The Prime Minister could be quizzed on the cost of living crisis, her tax cut U-turn and pensions, following an admission from Downing Street that Ms Truss could ditch the key manifesto commitment to increase state pensions in line with inflation sparked a swift backlash.

You can follow live updates in our live blog.

PMQS: Live updates as Liz Truss faces MPs for the first time since tax cuts U-turn

The Prime Minister is asked about the fracking vote today and whether it is a vote on her confidence as leader.

The PM hits back saying that the UK faces difficult economic times but she won’t apologise for helping households though the winter.

On fracking, Mark Menzies asks for an assurance that fracking companies will not be involved in deciding if there is local consent for fracking.

Labour MP Stella Creasy opens her question at PMQs saying “it is always better to see a Prime Minister at her desk rather than underneath it”

There’s a pause for some laughter in the House.

And that brings PMQs to an end - it wasn’t the prettiest affair for Liz Truss - and it is worth noting the real lack of activity on the Conservative back benches.

Liz Truss also said that her government would stick to the manifesto pledge to stick to the triple lock.

Liz Truss came out fighting and even said she is a fighter not a quitter.

Has her performance at PMQs bought her time?

Some key moments from PMQs

Sir Keir Starmer asked the Prime Minister how she can be held to account when “she is not in charge”.

Liz Truss replied: “Our policy is to protect the most vulnerable for two years.

“I had to take the decision because of the economic situation to adjust our policies. I am somebody who’s prepared to front up, I am prepared to take the tough decisions unlike the honourable gentleman who hasn’t done anything on businesses, who has done nothing to say or protect people after one year. He has got no plan.”

That brings us to an end of PMQs - you can follow more on our site throughout the day and read the main story from PMQs HERE