Three police federation representatives that it is claimed misrepresented their meeting with former chief whip Andrew Mitchell should "absolutely" apologise for their role in the plebgate scandal, the Police Minister said.
Damian Green said that comments given by the representatives from the West Midlands, West Mercia and Warwickshire divisions following a private meeting with Mr Mitchell after he was accused of calling their Downing Street colleagues plebs, were "palpably untrue".
Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, Mr Green said: "He deserves an apology. Let's start with the people who left his office and said things that if you read the transcript were palpably untrue."
Asked if he was referring to the three police officers who met with Mr Mitchell when the allegations first emerged, he replied: "Absolutely those three should apologise."
It's turning out to be a big week in the life of the story we call "plebgate".
West Mercia Police have confirmed they are reviewing a report on the 'Plebgate' scandal which is alleged to have been fundamentally altered.
Claims have emerged police officers changed the conclusions of a probe into a meeting between Andrew Mitchell and federation members.