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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:31 am on 31st January 2013.

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Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough 10:31 am, 31st January 2013

On collective responsibility, paragraph 2.1 of the ministerial code says that the way the Liberal Democrats behaved on the boundary review would have required them to cross the Floor and leave Government unless the Prime Minister had signed an explicit waiver from collective responsibility. How was the House informed of the waiver? Was it by a press release to the BBC or an e-mail to Lobby correspondents, or has a yellow flag been run up over Downing street?