Number 10: Audit shows 'progress to date'

Mr Cameron's spokesman said that the Mid-Term Review showed that the Government had achieved or was making progress on "the vast majority" of its commitments, despite there being no mention of Britain's double-dip recession or the fact that Chancellor has been forced to increase borrowing further.

The spokesman denied that the Government was failing to live up to its promises on transparency by publishing the audit without any clear indication of how many of the 399 pledges have been broken:

The aim of the document is to go through one by one each of the commitments made by the Government. We are not giving a numerical update. What we have done is set out, against every single one of the commitments, progress to date.