PMQs: Cameron and Miliband on health spending figures

The Labour leader claimed the government had failed to meet a Conservative Party manifesto pledge to increase spending on the NHS each year in real terms.

Ed Miliband and David Cameron clashed on health spending figures after the UK Statistics Authority upheld a complaint by Labour about claims the NHS budget had increased in real-terms in the past two years.

The prime minister said "there would be further real-term increases" and NHS spending was £104.3bn in 2011, up £0.1bn on the previous year.

He read a newspaper article where Labour had said the coalition was spending more on the NHS than it would have done.

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