In full: Prime Minister's Questions

Key points

  • David Cameron faced Ed Miliband in the Commons for the first time since May's local and European elections
  • The PM faced questions about a cabinet row between Theresa May and Michael Gove over extremism in schools
  • Delays at the Passport Office also featured as the PM faces questions from the Labour leader and backbench MPs

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Last updated 11 June 2014


Chris Mason, Political correspondent, BBC News

BBC Political Correspondent Chris Mason says Labour claims the number of staff in the Identity and Passport Service has fallen since the coalition has been in power. Some have argued the numbers have increased in recent years - but it depends which year you take as your baseline. If you choose 2011-12, they have, if you go back to 2010-11 - the first year of the new government - they've fallen.


Following Labour MP Katy Clark's question about the implementation of benefits reform, the Department for Work and Pensions insisted the backlog in applications was falling. A spokesman said Atos - the contractor carrying out controversial fitness-to-work tests - had agreed to end its contract early and "couldn't deliver the quality at the capacity we want".


One of the subjects raised earlier was the delays in getting passports. Labour leader Ed Miliband said that "tens of thousands of people" were finding their holidays cancelled because did not have a passport. But the travel association ABTA's Sean Tipton said they "haven't seen an increase" in people missing holidays because their passports haven't turned up "but we always see some at this time time of year".


We are wrapping up our coverage of prime minister's questions now. You can continue to follow David Cameron's statement on the G7 summit and the rest of the proceedings in the Commons and the Lords on the BBC's Democracy Live.


Mr Miliband said he echoed the prime minister's sentiments about Europe, saying the recent elections had sent a clear message for reform, adding that people in the top jobs need to pursue that agenda.


Labour leader Ed Miliband said the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings were "a reminder of the incredible bravery that tens of thousands of servicemen and women who left our shores 70 years ago showed; risking their lives fighting for the freedom which we so often take for granted."


The Daily Politics' special programme from the European Parliament in Brussels has come to an end now. If you missed it - or fancy watching it again - it will appear on the BBC iPlayer shortly.


Turning to the European elections, Mr Cameron said he believed they had sent a clear message that the European Union needed to change. If things go on as they have done, it is not going to work properly for its people, he said.


On the Daily Politics: Polish MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski accuses David Cameron of trying to solve his own internal problems with his opposition to Mr Juncker and accuses him of "blackmailing" his EU colleagues. Labour's Chris Bryant says his party is "lukewarm" about Mr Juncker's candidacy.


Mr Cameron said it was welcome that Mr Putin had met Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko in Normandy.