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Cameron outlaws mobiles in meetings

Cameron outlaws mobiles in meetings

One of David Cameron's first actions as Prime Minister has been to ban his ministers from bringing mobile phones to Cabinet discussions.

It is understood that the move has been made to keep attention focused on the job of running the country, rather than on whatever messages or calls ministers may receive during an important discussion.

At the moment, mobile phones must be set to silent mode if they are to be brought into the House of Commons, but they are seen as essential to the modern MP's job and are not thus banned outright.

The new Prime Minister is less convinced than many as to the vital role of mobiles, with a history of distractions leading to their banishment from the Cabinet table.

Some have dismissed the rule as an insignificant bit of publicity, but a spokesperson said that the Prime Minister was committed to delivering a focused environment amongst the key members of his team.

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