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Northern Group

Put that last week the Government showed it was keen to build military cooperation with the French and asked how the Northern Group fits into that, the Prime Minister’s Spokeswoman (PMS) said that we are building our military cooperation with the French but we also need to work alongside a range of allies.

Put that Parliamentary Private Secretary, Jenny Willott, said last night that housing benefit cuts would have serious implications for child poverty and asked whether it was acceptable for her to hold these views. The PMS said MPs are fully entitled to express their views and added that on housing benefit the Government has made some tough decisions and announced its proposals and is expecting to proceed with them.

Asked whether members of the Government are expected to toe the line or whether they are free to express their views in opposition to Government policy, the PMS said that in debates people express different views but one expects Government policy to be supported by members of the Government.

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