British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has declared "mission largely accomplished", before signing-off his final Prime Minister's Questions by telling MPs: "Hasta la vista, baby."

He received a standing ovation from the Conservative benches after concluding his final remarks, although his predecessor Theresa May did not join in with the applause.

In his final answer from the despatch box, Mr Johnson said: "I want to use the last few seconds to give some words of advice to my successor, whoever he or she may be.

"Number one, stay close to the Americans, stick up for the Ukrainians, stick up for freedom and democracy everywhere.

"Cut taxes and de-regulation wherever you can and make this the greatest place to live and invest, which it is.

"I love the Treasury but remember that if we'd always listened to the Treasury we wouldn't have built the M25 or the Channel Tunnel.

"Focus on the road ahead, but always remember to check the rear-view mirror.

"And remember above all it's not Twitter that counts, it's the people who sent us here."

The Spanish term "hasta la vista" translates to "see you later", but "hasta la vista, baby" is the catchphrase of Arnold Schwarzenegger's cyborg character in the 1991 movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Opening Prime Minister's Questions earlier, Mr Johnson said: "Last week I told the House that last week was possibly my last PMQs, this week probably, certainly will be my last PMQs from this despatch box - or any other despatch box."

Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said: "It's only fitting to note this is likely to be the final time (Mr Johnson) addresses the house as Prime Minister. I would like to wish him and his family all the best for the future.

"Can I say we have been through many dark times within this house and none more so than through the pandemic, and always will be remembered for what this house did and the way you've conducted those duties during those dark times."

Mr Hoyle appealed for MPs to behave during the session.

During the session, Mr Johnson disagreed that he had damaged the "fragile shared society" of Northern Ireland, after facing accusations in the Commons.

SDLP MP Claire Hanna said: "This prime minister has been the very embodiment of the excess and vice that the ministerial code was designed to protect, and once trust is broken it is very hard to rebuild."

She claimed the British government had "systematically destroyed" trust across Ireland over the last six years, asking: "Can I ask the prime minister if he is capable of any self reflection? Does he have any regrets of his legacy of damaging our fragile shared society and all the people of Northern Ireland?"

Mr Johnson replied: "I completely disagree with that. The whole objective of the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill that we have passed is to support the Belfast Good Friday arrangements that have brought the balance of those in symmetry ... I was very pleased it passed its advance into the House of Lords with no amendments."

The bill has not yet cleared the Commons, and will face its final hurdle in the chamber on this afternoon.

In his final words at PMQs, he told MPs: "Focus on the road ahead, but always remember to check the rear view mirror and remember above all it's not Twitter that counts.

"It's the people that sent us here, and yes the last few years have been the greatest privilege of my life and it's true that I helped to get the biggest Tory majority for 40 years and a huge realignment in UK politics.

"We transformed our democracy and restored our national independence ... I've helped to get this country through a pandemic and help save another country from barbarism, and frankly that's enough to be going on with."