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Police have dealt with an incident in Parliament involving guests attending a party thrown by the Conservative party chairman Eric Pickles.
Police sources confirmed at least one person, believed to be a journalist, was arrested following the fracas and that CS spray was used to subdue them.
It is understood the row started at the party and continued in a nearby corridor when an officer intervened.
The pair, whom Tory sources identified as journalists, left the event but continued arguing and were stopped in the corridor by a police officer.
One man was aggressive and CS spray was used. He was arrested and taken to a nearby police station for questioning.
Some of the guests at the event told the BBC they thought it was an over-reaction but Commons sources said a police officer received minor injuries in the incident.
It is understood that the incident happened in the corridor behind the Speaker's chair, at the same time as MPs were debating Africa.
Sources said parliamentary sittings had not been disrupted.