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  1. David Cameron takes questions for 30 minutes from noon
  2. Labour leader Ed Miliband asks about Pfizer takeover of Astrazeneca
  3. Nigel Evans tells Daily Politics he wants to stand at next year's election

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By Justin Parkinson and Alex Hunt

All times stated are UK

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That ends our live text coverage of Prime Minister's Questions for this week. You can continue to follow the goings-on in Parliament via

BBC Democracy Live and the BBC Parliament channel. Please join us again next Wednesday.

Daily Politics does a fact check on the PM's claim in the Commons that Nissan in Sunderland now produces more cars than the whole of Italy. It turns out the figures are correct. Italy builds about 380,000 a year and the Nissan factory about half a million.

Conservative MP Nigel Evans says the AstraZeneca bid is "quite sensitive". It's not so much a worry about who owns it, but whether jobs remain, he adds.

Labour's Sadiq Khan says AstraZeneca is very important to the UK and is "not a normal company" and that Pfizer "has form" when it comes to closing facilities.

BBC political editor Nick Robinson says Labour thinks there's still a possibility that the government could intervene in any takeover of AstraZeneca under the "public interest test", although this is quite narrowly defined.

That overran by about seven minutes. It's becoming a bit of a habit in recent weeks.

Lib Dem Julian Huppert asks whether Pfizer has called for any changes to UK patent law. The PM says he will work to ensure investment via a competitive tax system. That ends PMQs, rather belatedly, for this week.

In response to another question about AstraZeneca and Pfizer, David Cameron says it is important to engage with the companies involved.

Conservative Zac Goldsmith asks about warnings that antibiotics are becoming less effective and asks for these to be used less on farms. David Cameron replies that he hopes to make an announcement on the subject soon.

Conservative Simon Burns gets a rousing cheer as he stands up. He urges the PM to stick to the coalition's "long-term economic plan". He gets a dig in against Speaker John Bercow by saying he hopes the PM gets time to answer - a reference to Mr Cameron being cut short during a reply last week. Mr Bercow, who has had run-ins with Mr Burns previously, seems unamused.

David Cameron says the coalition will do everything it can to encourage businesses to come back to the UK.

Labour's Keith Vaz criticises the import ban on Indian mangoes and asks for it to be reversed. The PM says the European Commission has to judge on the scientific evidence of possible cross-contamination and he looks forward to discussing it with India's new prime minister.

Conservative Neil Carmichael argues that the UK's skills base must improve to increase exports. David Cameron says young people must be "inspired" to choose technical and science subjects.

Labour's Hazel Blears urges a commitment to end the "scandal" of 15-minute visits by care workers. The PM says it is an issue for councils to look at.

David Cameron watched by the Labour front bench

Labour's Kevan Jones says there has been a 30% drop in mental health beds on the NHS since 2010. David Cameron says the coalition is working to create "parity of esteem" between patients and that measuring this on the basis of bed numbers is "not a sensible approach".

Conservative David Rutley asks what steps are being taken to secure jobs in the event of a takeover of AstraZeneca by Pfizer. The PM says the coalition is looking to secure the best possible deal. The commitments so far are "encouraging", he adds.

Conservative Andrew Griffiths calls for more effort to protect the graves of those awarded Victoria Crosses. David Cameron more money has been promised and there is a multimillion-pound investment to improve the Imperial War Museum.

Labour's Ann Clwyd asks what is happening regarding the Syrian crisis. The PM replies that Britain is the second biggest bilateral aid donor.

David Cameron promises to look at the future of the government's dementia treatment and research strategy.

The DUP's Nigel Dodds says that, with the appearance of the Giro D'Italia in Northern Ireland coming up, the suffering of those affected by the Troubles should not be forgotten. David Cameron responds that he looks forward to the cycling race and that he is proud that the country has an independent judicial process and this should remain the case.

Ed Miliband
Ed Balls and Harriet Harman flanked the Labour leader during this week's session

Conservative Margot James praises the UK's record on encouraging manufacturing. So does David Cameron.

Conservative Julian Lewis asks the government to pledge to never spend less than 2% of GDP on defence.

David Cameron says Ed Miliband is making short-term political calculations rather than looking after the country's interests. That ends the leaders' clash for this week.

Ed Miliband asks if the PM is ruling out or ruling in using the "public interest test" for the AstraZeneca proposal. He offers Labour's support. He accuses the government of "cheerleading" for the bid.

David Cameron
The UK is an open country, the PM says, and urges Labour not to put inward investment at risk

The PM says the business department will look at any possible deal, and whether it helps British science.

David Cameron says he has asked the cabinet secretary to engage with AstraZeneca and Pfizer since the first stages of the proposed takeover.

Ed Miliband is on his feet again. He asks about the proposed Pfizer takeover of AstraZeneca. He asks what type of intervention is being discussed by the government.

Conservative Sir Tony Baldry says UKIP's policies are based on "fear" of the world and of foreigners. The PM says his colleague is absolutely right.

Labour's Andrew Slaughter complains about the closure of units in NHS hospitals. David Cameron responds that the NHS is getting more money.

Conservative Nigel Adams welcomes the fall in unemployment. So does the PM.

Ed Miliband sits down for a bit. He'll be back on his feet soon - he's only used up three of the six questions he's allowed each week.

David Cameron says Labour's plans for rent controls are being set by the Unite union, the party's biggest financial backer and says Labour policy is for rent.

The PM says he wants to build more houses to create more stable rents.

Ed Miliband says David Cameron has "no idea" about people facing rental increases. He repeats his call for three-year tenancies with fixed rises.

Speaker John Bercow - who cut the PM off mid-answer last week - tells MPs to quieten down.

The PM says Labour MPs don't back rent controls.

Ed Miliband again calls for rent controls. David Cameron quotes Labour figures he says have queried such an idea.