Wales politics

Wales NHS clash between Cameron and Miliband

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Media captionThe state of the NHS has become a key battleground for the party leaders

David Cameron and Ed Miliband have clashed again over Labour's record running the NHS in Wales at Prime Minister's Questions.

Mr Miliband told the prime minister that Labour's mansion tax was needed to fund a health service "going backwards on his watch".

The Labour leader said thousands of patients were being failed because of missed cancer targets in England.

Mr Cameron responded by saying targets were also being missed in Wales.

'Better job'

Comparisons between NHS performance in England and Wales have resulted in a bitter war of words between the UK and Welsh governments in recent weeks.

Mr Miliband said the health service in Wales was "doing a better job" on targets for treating cancer than the NHS in England, which he said was also missing its targets for accident and emergency treatment.

Mr Cameron responded by saying Wales last met its targets for A&E and urgent cancer treatment in 2008.

He asked: "What is the difference between Wales and England?

"In England the Tories are in charge putting more money in, reforming our NHS, and in Wales Labour are in charge, cutting the NHS and missing targets."

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