Government defends cost of Thatcher funeral

Foreign Secretary has hit back at attacks over the cost of Baroness Thatcher's funeral, which will partly be paid for by the public purse.

Some Labour MPs, meanwhile, plan to stay away from today's debate in Parliament.

ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports:

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Thatcher's coffin in Parliament

The body of Baroness Thatcher is in a chapel inside the Houses of Parliament, where a service was held for MPs, peers and parliamentary staff. Her funeral takes place today.