Maria Miller's aides have defended the Culture Secretary from the Daily Telegraph's claims over her use of taxpayer funds for a second home, with some questioning the timing of the newspaper report.
The aides said the minister's expenses have been audited twice and cleared both times.
Some noted the report from the Telegraph, which is far from supportive of legalising gay marriage, comes in advance of Ms Miller's statement to the Commons today on plans to legislate the same-sex union.
David Cameron gives his backing to Culture Secretary Maria Miller after a Parliamentary watchdog launches an investigation of her expenses.
The Prime Minister's spokesman insisted he has confidence in his Culture Secretary Maria Miller amid a spat with the Daily Telegraph.