PMQ's: Caroline and Theresa May congratulate UK Commonwealth athletes on impressive medals tally

Dame Caroline Spelman used this week's PMQ's to voice her support and admiration for athletes returning to England from this year's Commonwealth Games in Australia who have succeeded in winning their second largest tally of medals ever at an overseas Commonwealth Games.

The Meriden MP asked the Prime Minister, “Will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating Team England on winning the second largest tally of gold medals at an overseas Commonwealth games, as they return on Saturday to Birmingham, which will be the next host of the games?”

In her reply, Theresa May congratulated all of the home nations on their victories in the medals table saying,

“I am happy to congratulate Team England on coming second in the medals table.

“I am also happy to congratulate Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, all of whom had a very good Commonwealth games. It was an excellent Commonwealth games; Australia put on a very good show. I was pleased to see that one of the last results was in the women’s netball, in which we beat Australia!”