Lively political debate with Annette Brooke, Lib Dem MP for Mid Dorset and Poole North, Baroness Jones from Brighton and Sir Roger Gale, Conservative MP for North Thanet.
David Cameron opened the tributes to Baroness Thatcher in the House of Commons.
The Prime Minister said she was an "extraordinary leader and extraordinary woman" who accomplished many great achievements that were viewed by most at the time as "inconceivable" for her gender.
In a glowing tribute lasting more than 11 minutes, Cameron praised to her political skill, her personal tenacity and the unique place she moulded for herself in history. He said:
"The say cometh the hour, cometh the man, will in 1979 came the hour and came the Lady, she made the political weather, she made history and let this be her epitaph: She made Britain great again. "
Labour leader Ed Miliband praised Baroness Thatcher for "breaking the mould".
“At each stage of her life she broke the mould - a woman at Oxford, when there was no a single woman in the university who held a full professorship.
"A woman chemist when most people assumed scientists had to be men, a woman candidate for Parliament in 1950 against the opposition of some in her party in Dartford at the age of only 24, a woman MP in 1959 when just 4% of MPs in the whole of this House were women."
David Cameron has said Baroness Thatcher’s coffin will be “draped with the flag she loved”.
“It is also right that next Wednesday Lady Thatcher’s coffin will be draped with the flag that she loved…
“[The funeral] will be a fitting tribute to a great Prime Minister.”
He described her as an “extraordinary” leader and an “extraordinary” woman.
“It is also right to remember that she spent her whole premiership and indeed much of her life under direct personal threat from the IRA.”
David Cameron has paid tribute to Baroness Thatcher as he opened proceedings on a special debate in the House of Commons.
The prime minister said: “In the long history of this Parliament, Margaret Thatcher was our first and so far our only woman prime minister…
“She defined and she overcame the great challenges of her age, and it is right that Parliament has been recalled to mark our respect.”
I will be leading tributes to Lady Thatcher, Britain's greatest peacetime PM, in the House of Commons at 2.30pm.
MPs and peers will today pay their respects to Baroness Thatcher after Parliament was recalled from its Easter recess so tributes could be paid to the former prime minister.
They will debate a single line motion which reads: "That this House has considered the matter of tributes to the Rt Hon Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven LG OM."
The Prime Minister will lead the debate on the death of Lady Thatcher, Ed Miliband will follow, before Speaker John Bercow then calls MPs to contribute.
The order paper for proceedings indicate the debate may continue until 10pm, at which point Leader of the House Andrew Lansley will adjourn the Commons until its planned return from the Easter recess on Monday.
A competition is underway that might just find the next One Direction or Emili Sande. It's called Rock the House - and winners get to perform at one of the country's most unlikely venues - The Houses of Parliament.
Backed by MPs from the Meridian region - it aims to raise awareness of music copyright theft and showcase talent to the industry. Ben Erlam reports.
With only a couple of weeks until the Eastleigh by-election, residents have only a few days to make sure they can vote or that they can vote by post.
A Council spokesperson said: "You must be on the electoral register if you want to vote and the deadline to do this is Wednesday 13 February.
"If you have recently moved to the area, or moved house it is important to make sure that you register at your new address."
If you would like to vote by post, you can pick up a postal application form from the Council's Civic Offices in Leigh Road or the Town Centre Office in Eastleigh.
You can also download a form from the Council's website visit www.eastleigh.gov.uk