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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:33 am on 7th January 2016.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Scottish National Party, Kilmarnock and Loudoun 10:33 am, 7th January 2016

As we know, this House relies on tradition and convention. Following on from the comments of my right hon. Friend Alex Salmond, may we have a statement that allows the Leader of the House to explain his understanding of collective Cabinet responsibility, what has traditionally happened to Cabinet members who disagree with Government policy and how that compares with a weak Prime Minister who will allow his Ministers to actively campaign against his viewpoint?