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Life as a minister: Chris Mullin and Tim Loughton

10 March 2014 Last updated at 14:20 GMT

Former ministers offered an insight in the job that some see as a step to a brighter future in government, but may well end with a humiliating exit.

In a Daily Politics film, Giles Dilnot spoke to two who have done the job of Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, better known by the title of junior minister.

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