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Topics raised by the region's backbench MPs included apprenticeships by Jason McCartney (Colne Valley), the spare room subsidy/bedroom tax by Diana Johnson (Hull North), and investment in manufacturing by Andrew Bingham (High Peak).

David Blunkett (Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough), also raised Millennium Development Goals and Stephen Phillips (Sleaford and North Hykeham), asked about competing with other nations economically.

PMQs catch up

David Cameron has faced questions from the region's MPs during PMQs

Including Andrew Jones (Harrogate and Knaresborough) on council debt, Sir Peter Tapsell (Louth and Horncastle), on the cost of borrowing, Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon), on the Yorkshire economy and Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central), on carbon targets.

Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West), also raised the Paralympic legacy and Edward Leigh (Gainsborough), asked about an EU referendum.