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Afghan Civilian Casualties

Asked whether the Prime Minister agreed with Paul Flynn MP’s comments that British troops had committed atrocities in Afghanistan by causing civilian casualties, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that we deeply regretted all civilian casualties. Protecting the Afghan civilian population was a cornerstone of the Afghan mission, and all British troops underwent comprehensive training […]

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Housing Benefit

Asked whether the government was announcing changes to the housing benefit cap, the PMS said no; we had set out proposals on the housing benefit reform and our intention was to implement those proposals. There would be a White Paper followed by a Bill, and there would be debate in Parliament about these issues; this […]

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Afghanistan Quarterly Report

Asked what the purpose of the Afghanistan quarterly report was, the PMS replied that it was an update allowing us to explain our strategy to the public and inform Parliament of progress on this extremely important issue. original source.

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