Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 19th October 2011.

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Photo of David Cameron David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 11:30 am, 19th October 2011

First, I agree with the right hon. Gentleman that this is an important and serious issue, which is why I set up a full and proper inquiry by the Cabinet Secretary. He has produced his report, and it has been published in full. It is worth noting, however, that in this case the Secretary of State for Defence recognised that he had made a mistake, acknowledged that had broken the ministerial code and resigned. That was not something that always happened in the previous 13 years.