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PMQs: Government audit 'full, frank and unvarnished' - PM

David Cameron has told the Commons that a "full, frank and unvarnished" government audit of the coalition's performance will be published.

He was asked by Opposition leader Ed Miliband why he had '"failed to publish his audit of coalition broken promises", during the PM's first question session of the year on 9 January 2013.

But Mr Cameron replied that the dossier detailing progress on hundreds of pledges made by the coalition government was being published later that afternoon.

It is expected to show that the vast majority of aims have been met but acknowledge some have been missed.

Mr Miliband said one of the PM's key advisers had warned against publishing the audit.

Patrick Rock was photographed in Downing Street on Tuesday carrying a document weighing up the advantages and disadvantages of releasing it.

It said the full version of the coalition's Mid-Term Review, containing the audit, would identify "problematic areas" and lead to "unfavourable copy" identifying "broken pledges", according to the Daily Telegraph.

The PM said the coalition had met its pledges to cut the deficit, bring down immigration and to rebalance the economy, adding; "That is a record to be proud of."

But Mr Miliband accused Mr Cameron of a list of broken promises, including no top-down reorganisation of the NHS.

He said the government was trying to "divide the country" over its welfare plans, claiming that benefits changes would hit women hardest.

Mr Cameron countered that there were 5,000 more doctors and 6,000 fewer managers as a result of the government's changes to the NHS.

He pointed to income tax changes, pension reforms and extra childcare for 2-4 year-olds as proof of the government's help for women.

Labour was "on the wrong side" of the argument on welfare, he said.

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