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Minister's apology over St David's Day debate

Wales Office Minister Alun Cairns has apologised to MPs if he "inadvertently" misled them about the reason the Welsh secretary missed their St David's Day debate.

Mr Cairns had said Stephen Crabb was away on "parliamentary business".

But Labour MP Wayne David said photos on Twitter showed he had been at a party event - lunch with Bexley Conservative Ladies.

Mr Cairns told MPs on Tuesday he was happy to clarify the position.

  • 08 Mar 2016