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  1. David Cameron faced questions on the EU and immigration from Ed Miliband
  2. The PM also dealt with issues including mental health care, transport and taxation

Live Reporting

By Justin Parkinson, Adam Donald and Leala Padmanabhan

All times stated are UK

More to come...

That ends our live text coverage, but keep up with the latest developments and reaction to PMQs on the BBC News Channel and on Radio 4's World At One and BBC 5 live. BBC

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Vicki Young's verdict

Vicki Young

Political correspondent, BBC News

Ed Miliband chose to highlight the EU today because he is trying to exploit Tory divisions over Europe. The word from David Cameron's team afterwards was that the PM will go into his negotiations with EU partners in a "positive frame of mind".

Fixed-term impact

Nick Robinson

Political editor

There's no doubt that Cameron and Osborne would have chosen to hold an election by now but they can't because parliaments are now fixed-term. Week after week at PMQs we get a sense that things are going through the motions.


Labour's Margaret Curran tells Daily Politics disillusionment with Westminster runs deep.

Oliver Cooper, chairman of Conservative Future


Tweets: "Ed Miliband uses #PMQs to remind voters that he opposes a referendum on the EU, and gambles that none of his own voters wants one. #smh"

Conservative view

Conservative energy minister Amber Rudd says the PM has to "plan for success" in negotiating change from the EU before holding a membership referendum.

Labour view

For Labour, shadow Scottish secretary Margaret Curran tells BBC Two's Daily Politics people are not "confident" about David Cameron's stance on the EU.

Robinson's verdict

Nick Robinson

Political editor

On Europe, Ed Miliband was making a calculation that what can get Labour over the line, even with low poll ratings, is a split within the Conservative Party.


In the Commons now there is an urgent question on Rolls-Royce plans to cut jobs - if you want to watch it the live video of the Commons is one of the options in the "live video" tab further up this page.

Rail links

Conservative Martin Vickers asks about rail links to his Cleethorpes constituency. The PM says all elements of connectivity are being studied. That ends PMQs for this week.


Labour's Keith Vaz, himself a diabetic, asks for more action on the disease. Cameron agrees and jokes he will try to reduce the sugar intake in Number 10, saying his children might not approve.

Seb Dance, Labour MEP for London


Tweets: "Cameron reiterates he wants to stay in a "reformed EU" but can't outline his reforms, much less find anyone in EU who will support him #PMQs"


Conservative Pauline Latham asks about the poppy exhibition at London's Tower of London. The PM says the numbers going to see them is extraordinary.


Cameron defends record on the deficit in answer to Michael Meacher and attacks Labour's "overspending "and "overborrowing".

Angus MacNeil, SNP MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar


Tweets: "Labour talking now of immorality of VAT rise.. but wait for it - Labour abstained on voting against VAT rise!!! #unreal #pmqs"


David Cameron gets angry in answer to a question about VAT from Labour's Lilian Greenwood. She asked whether it was worse to put VAT to 20% or to hide the intention to do so. He says the economic situation left by the last Labour government was what was immoral.


Labour veteran Michael Meacher on his feet to Tory jeers.


Lib Dem Martin Horwood says universal broadband targets could be missed. The PM says these are regularly reviewed and progress has been good.

George Eaton, political editor of the New Statesman


Tweets: "Flashback to New Labour years as Margaret McDonagh urges Cameron to back ID cards. #PMQs"

Libyan soldiers

Conservative Andrew Lansley asks whether the training of Libyan soldiers in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, and says they do not deserve asylum because of their behaviour. The PM agrees.


Nick Robinson

Political editor

Tweets: "Reason @Ed_Miliband asked PM again & again if he'd vote YES or NO to EU = to split Tories as many urging PM to say he'd vote NO if no reform"

Christopher Hope, senior political correspondent of the Daily Telegraph


Tweets: "Large gaps on Government benches. I reckon fewer than 150 LibDem and Tory MPs are here for #PMQs. Where are the rest of them?"

Income tax

Lib Dem Sir Robert Smith asks about the personal income tax allowance - a key Lib Dem policy.


Labour's Helen Jones says the coalition is failing to provide basic healthcare. David Cameron says there are 1,000 more GPs in England under the Conservatives.

David Hanson, Labour MP for Delyn


Tweets: "Pm refuses to rule out a rise in vat to pay for income tax cuts at #pmqs - he should know that a policy like that would hit poorest hardest"


Labour's former Deputy Leader Margaret Beckett asks how the PM's planned income tax cuts will be funded. Cameron assures her they will happen.


Asked about job losses at Rolls-Royce, David Cameron says he will champion the company on his trade missions abroad.

James Chapman, political editor of the Daily Mail


Tweets: "That EU-tastic #pmqs just gave Cameron a taste of first 2 years of next Parliament if he wins the election #bangingon"


Lib Dem Stephen Lloyd asks about religious education and the PM says he will get measurements of its teaching in schools right.

Ben Mackenzie, UKIP councillor for Seven Sisters in south Wales


Tweets: "I don't think Miliband did too well today. I don't think mocking a position when you haven't got your own is a good idea #PMQs"


Labour' Ben Bradshaw asks about rationing in the NHS in Devon, claiming people are being denied treatment

Meningitis B

Conservative Geoffrey Clifton-Brown asks about the Meningitis B disease. He urges greater use of a vaccine. The PM says he is following advice from experts on the issue.

Pancreatic cancer

David Cameron promises more support for research into pancreatic cancer in answer to Tory MP Eric Ollerenshaw.

Iain Martin, political commentator for the Daily Telegraph


Tweets: "Half-hearted Tory shouts of "more" after Cam/MiliE exchanges. Less is more. That was absolutely dire all round. #PMQs"

Mental health

Labour's Debbie Abrahams asks about the care of young people by mental health services. The PM agrees more needs to be done but adds that the coalition is doing more than previous governments.

Pic: Ed Miliband faces the government benches

Ed Miliband faces the government benches

Transport question

Tory MP Gary Streeter tries to calm things down by asking the PM "a sensible question" about better transport links to his Devon constituency

Leader jibes over

David Cameron calls Ed Miliband the leader of a "party in crisis". That ends the exchange between the two leaders.

Joel Taylor, deputy news editor at Metro


Tweets: "Cameron: 'I want Britain to stay in a reformed European union' - though pretty clear PM's renegotiations are going nowhere fast #PMQs"

More EU

The EU theme continues. Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of being a "don't-know prime minister". The PM says his position is clear.