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Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, will say in his speech today:

“Rebekah Brooks has been arrested, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner has resigned, tomorrow we will have some of the most important select committee hearings in modern times and the Prime Minister has decided to leave the country,  not to return until after Parliament breaks up for summer.

"In these circumstances the right and responsible thing for the Government to do must be to extend the parliamentary session for at least 24 hours so the House of Commons meets on Wednesday.

"It would give MPs have the chance to debate the issues arising from the select committee hearings and ensure the Prime Minister answers the many unanswered questions that he faces.

"Unless the Government agrees to Parliament meeting on Wednesday, MPs cannot do their jobs properly and the Prime Minister has no chance of sorting out this crisis.”

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