Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 25th January 2012.

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Photo of David Cameron David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 11:30 am, 25th January 2012

Instead of just reading the press release, the hon. Gentleman should read the NAO report, which praises the Government for introducing a scheme in such a short time. The basic point that the NAO is making is that the Work programme is not putting taxpayers’ money at risk but putting the providers at risk, and that is a different way of doing things. It is about payment by results, getting better performance and value for money—things that his Government never provided.