Cameron: 'Vital' for injured troops to get a 'special deal'

Prime Minister David Cameron said protecting benefits for injured soldiers was "one way" for the country to show their respect for the work the armed forces do.

He said he intervened to make sure soldiers did not lose out in the benefits shake-up planned for April next year.

I think this is absolutely vital. The military covenant, it's all about the country saying to our Armed Forces 'We respect and revere you and we are going to do more for you'.

We are now saying when it comes to the disability benefits we are reforming, the military are going to have a special set of circumstances so they get a special deal.

I intervened to make sure that happens and I think that is one of the many ways we should respect our armed services for what they do for us.