Laura Trott (Con) asks about school funding.
Johnson says schools have had extra this year. Kent is getting an extra £20m for schools, he says.
Starmer says he is not knocking the private sector. He is knocking the abuse of public money. He says the government is penalising public sector workers, who are not getting a pay rise. Will they get the pay rise they deserve?
Johnson says public sector workers go an above-inflation pay rise this year. And they will still get the living wage, as the chancellor will say in his statement. (There has been speculation about the living wage being frozen.) He says the government is taking the tough decisions that will allow the economy to bounce back.
Starmer moves on to conflicts of interest. “Where do I start with this one,” he asks. He says Matt Hancock hired as an adviser a friend who was also a lobbyist, working on behalf of people looking for government contracts. Was the PM aware of this?
Johnson says any interests are declared. He says the government moved heaven and earth to get PPE. He says what Starmer is saying reveals Labour’s hatred of the private sector. But he says the private sector has been invaluable. How else could the govenrment manage? With some “deranged” reliance on the public sector?
Starmer says he is tackling the issues in his party, while Johnson is running away from his. So that’s another broken promise. Next, misusing taxpayers’ money. This is the most serious, he says. He says the government purchased 180m items of unuseable kit. How many hundreds of millions of pounds have been wasted on equipment that cannot be used?
Johnson says 99.5% of items of PPE purchased conformed to clincical needs. Of all the “pathetic lines of attack, this is the feeblest”. He says the government was being attacked by Labour at the time for not moving fast enough to procure PPE. Now Starmer is saying the government moved to fast. Johnson says Labour must decide what its attack line is.
Starmer says he will chalk that up as one broken promise. Next, ‘no leaking’. Some MPs laugh. He says the lockdown plans were leaked. There have been other leaks. This leaking is causing serious concern. Has the PM found out who is leaking?
Johnson says Starmer is concentrating on “trivia”. He says people want to see Labour supporting the fight against coronavirus. He says he would take this more seriously if Jeremy Corbyn were not still a member of the Labour party.
Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker, says it is for the PM to answer the uestions.
Starmer says Johnson did not answer the question. Let’s go through them, he says. He quotes what the ministerial adviser on standards concluded about Priti Patel and bullying. What message does it send that the adviser has resigned, and Patel is still in post?
Johnson says Patel has apologised. He says he makes no apology for standing up for a home secretary introducing a new immigration system against considerable resistance. She is showing “steely determination”, he says.
Sir Keir Starmer says in August last year the PM wrote the foreword to the ministerial code, saying there must be no bullying, no harrassment, no leaking, no misuse of public money and no conflicts of interest. How many of those promises have his ministers kept?
Johnson says his ministers are doing an outstanding job, and that is what they will continue to do. He says the spending review will be one of the most ambitious programmes seen in generations.
Laurence Robertson (Con) asks for an assurance that sovereignty for the whole of the UK will be protected in a trade deal with the EU.
Johnson says he can. He says the UK will only make progress if the EU accepts British sovereignty over its waters in relation to fishing.
Boris Johnson is taking PMQs virtually again. He starts by saying this is his last day in self-isolation.