Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond has said the row over fellow Conservative Andrew Mitchell's outburst had been "hijacked".
Mr Hammond told the BBC the Police Federation was using the situation as an excuse to bring up its own issues and grievances.
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The Government's Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell, MP for Sutton Coldfield has resigned.
The future of Sutton Coldfield MP and Government whip Andrew Mitchell once again dominated fierce exchanges in the House of Commons today.
Ahead of his meeting with West Midlands police officers there have been fresh calls for Andrew Mitchell to step down as Chief Whip.