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Cameron returns after father death

David Cameron will return to the fray in the House of Commons for the first time since the death of his father.

The Prime Minister will take questions from MPs, a week after he had to withdraw from the regular session when Ian Cameron was suddenly taken ill.

It was only thanks to assistance from French President Nicolas Sarkozy that Mr Cameron managed to arrive at the hospital in Toulon before his father passed away.

The bereavement capped an emotionally draining spell for Mr Cameron.

The gruelling election campaign, fraught coalition negotiations and frantic deficit reduction efforts came as his wife Samantha was pregnant.

She gave birth to a daughter, Florence, while the family were on holiday in Cornwall last month.

Because of Mr Cameron's paternity leave and the summer parliamentary recess, Wednesday's exchanges will be the first opportunity for many colleagues to express their congratulations, as well as their condolences.

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