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PMQs: Cameron Again Backs Jeremy Hunt
David Cameron has again backed the Culture Secretary's handling of the BSkyB takeover bid at Prime Minister's Questions.
There are calls for Jeremy Hunt to face an independent investigation into whether he misled Parliament over the failed bid following his evidence to the Leveson Inquiry.
Labour leader Ed Miliband pressed Mr Cameron on the issue in the Commons on Wednesday, asking why he had not referred Mr Hunt to the independent adviser on ministerial interests, Sir Alex Allan.
During PMQs, the Prime Minister revealed he had received a letter from Sir Alex, in which the adviser stated that he felt he could not "usefully add" to the case.
Later, Labour dismissed Sir Alex's letter as a "smokescreen".
A senior party spokesman added: "The questions are about the Prime Minister's judgment. We know what the facts are. We know he has failed to exercise proper judgment."
It came before MPs voted on the issue, which Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said his MPs would abstain from.
However, the Deputy Prime Minister gave his strongest backing yet for Mr Hunt during his own evidence at the Leveson Inquiry.
Mr Clegg said: "I think on the specific point on how he handled the bid to make sure that he was insulated from accusations of allowing personal bias to drive the process, I think he has given a full, good and convincing account to this inquiry."