Ivan's death cancels PMQs in the Commons

THE death early this morning of David Cameron's severely disabled son Ivan has led to the postponement of today's Prime Minister's Questions.At a time of personal tragedy, the House of Commons forgets party politics and unites in grief and sympathy for the family involved.

Graham Dines

THE death early this morning of David Cameron's severely disabled son Ivan has led to the postponement of today's Prime Minister's Questions.

At a time of personal tragedy, the House of Commons forgets party politics and unites in grief and sympathy for the family involved.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg - who is on paternity leave following the birth of his latest child - have sent warm messages of support to David and Samantha Cameron.

Mr Brown will make a brief statement at noon, followed by Mr Cameron's deputy William Hague and deputy Lib Dem leader Vince Cable. The Commons will then adjourn until 12.30pm

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