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Gordon Brown attends a special Cabinet meeting in Birmingham, 8 September 2008; Reuters copyright

The Cabinet in Birmingham

The Prime Minister and the Cabinet have concluded their meeting and Q&A session with members of the public in Birmingham.

We will have a film and also a transcript of the event available later.

Mr Brown and ministers such as Alistair Darling, David Miliband, Jacqui Smith, Alan Johnson and Hilary Benn took a variety of questions on subjects ranging from the economy to crime, education and climate change.

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