Downing St decline to comment on Galloway's PMQs bid

The Prime Minister's press spokesman declined to comment on George Galloway's attempt to try and block Government plans to cancel Wednesday's Prime Minister's Questions session to allow MPs to attend Baroness Thatcher's funeral.

The spokesman said:

There will be a procedure to come before the House. How individual members respond is a matter for them.

There has been agreement through the usual channels that the usual order of business for the House on Wednesday should be altered.

It has been agreed across the parties. The Prime Minister's view is that that is the right thing to do.

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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.