PM accused of economic complacency
Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of complacency over the his economic policy during prime minister's questions on 11 September 2013.
Both sides welcomed the announcement that unemployment fell 7.7% between May and July to 2.487 million, and that the number of people claiming job seekers allowance had was at its lowest level since February 2009.
However Labour leader Ed Miliband accused the government of "total complacency and total hubris, at a time when even today unemployment is rising in half of the country."
"After all, it was the chancellor who choked off the recovery and now wants to come out and claim credit for it."
Mr Milliband accused the government of not doing enough to tackle rises in the cost of living, and claimed real wages were an average of £1500 lower than when the prime minister came to power.
"For 38 out of the 39 months he has been prime minister, living standards for working people have gone down, not up", Mr Miliband said.
Mr Cameron admitted that the cost of living needed to be lowered, but that "the only way to help sustainable is deliver growth in the economy - and we are - to keep interest rates and mortgage rates low - and we are - and to cut people's taxes by raising the personal allowance."
At the start of the debate both sides paid tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York in on the 12th anniversary of the event.