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Conservative London Assembly members have walked out of a meeting after a row over a welfare question.

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Conservative members walk out of City Hall meeting

Conservative members of the London Assembly walked out of a meeting at City Hall this morning after the Chair Jennette Arnold refused to let one of them ask a question about Labour's policy on welfare changes.

The Assembly was questioning Kate Bell of the Child Poverty Action Group about the welfare reforms but Ms Arnold felt that a question from Conservative member Andrew Boff was inappropriate because it made a political point.

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