PMQs: Cameron on cancer patients and welfare reform

David Cameron was repeatedly questioned on the effect of welfare reforms on cancer patients, but he said they would not lose any money.

Labour leader Ed Miliband claimed they would lose £94 a week and said the prime minister did not understand the effect of his proposals.

The Speaker intervened and told MPs to keep quiet as the two leaders spent ten minutes on the issue of payments to people with cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support has claimed removal of the Employment and Support Allowance after 12 months could see 7,000 lose money.

  • Published
  • Section
    BBC News