Nick Clegg denies reports of 'knocking off early'

Nick Clegg has laughed off as "silly" reports that he is finishing work early by not wanting to receive any government papers after 3pm.

He told BBC Breakfast his team had set the mid-afternoon submission deadline for Whitehall departments so they could add advice on documents before he left.

Normally a minister's box closes for the day when they leave the office.

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