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Labour shadow Cabinet Office minister Michael Dugher has criticised the Prime Minister after his comments on the welfare and tax reforms:
Transport Minister Norman Baker has hailed the announcement of a cap on rail fare increases:
Tory Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell's outburst at Downing Street police officers has been "very damaging" for the party, a senior minister said today.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said Mr Mitchell's conduct had been "inexcusable" and the party needed to be able to draw a line under the matter.
"Every time any individual slips up, steps out of line, does something they shouldn't have done, commits an indiscretion, and they are a member of a party or an organisation, of course that is bound to reflect on that organisation," he told the BBC1 Sunday Politics programme.
"We have to accept that, it is very unfortunate. Nobody is defending Andrew Mitchell's conduct but a line now has to be drawn under it. This has been a very damaging affair."
Mr Cameron ruled out Liberal Democrat proposals for a mansion tax, saying they were "not going to happen."
Speaking on the Andrew Marr show the Prime Minister said;
George Osborne has said that dealing with deficit cannot be left solely to taxing the rich, but must also include welfare reform as answered questioned on Sky News about the 'mansion tax' he and David Cameron have today rules out:
The Chancellor has blamed the previous Labour government for the continuing deficit problems.
Speaking on Sky News the Chancellor said, "We are absolutely committed to dealing with Britain's debt and deficit problems and growing our economy and creating private sector jobs.
"If you don't deal with the debts then the interest rates go up that clobbers business, it hits families and it leads to the kind of mess that we inherited from the previous Government."
David Cameron refused to be drawn on calls from the Hacked Off campaign to establish an independent press regulator.
"We must wait for Lord Justice Leveson's report, I don't want to pre-judge," Cameron told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.
"We do need to address the situation, the status quo is not acceptable. We've got to have a regulatory system that works for ordinary people, but we have to wait."
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Speaking on the first day of the Tory party conference David Cameron rejected plans for a 'mansion tax' and signalled further budget cuts.
As the Conservative Party Conference begins David Cameron has already ruled out the controversial 'mansion tax' plans.