British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he had asked the business ministry for a report on the situation at travel operator Thomas Cook, which asked lenders on Tuesday to come to its rescue for the second time in five weeks.

I have obviously asked the Business Department to give me a report on what is happening in terms of Thomas Cook, because I think it is important to make sure that this business is in a healthy state, Cameron said in response to a question in parliament.

(Reporting by Tim Castle; Editing by Adrian Croft)