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David Cameron says the work capability assessment is necessary to stop “bad behaviour.”

What: The prime minister justifies cuts to employment and support allowance by arguing that disabled people are being tested so as not to reward “bad behaviour”.

Why significant: The debate with Labour leader Ed Miliband takes place in the context of the government’s hugely-controversial welfare reform bill, which would finally receive royal assent the following year.


'Welfare Reform Bill', Parliament, 2011
Welfare Reform Act 2012