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Ministers without Portfolio contribute to the policy and decision-making process of a Government.
I have seen the reports in the paper describing me as the Minister of common sense.
First of all, I did not hear my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary say the comments that the hon.
I thank my hon. Friend for bringing this matter, which he has worked extremely hard on, to the attention of the House.
It does not surprise me that those on the Labour Benches attack private schools, which lots of parents want to send their children to.