Labour's call for News Corporation to withdraw their troubled BSkyB bid until after criminal investigations are completed will be supported by the Government during tomorrow's commons debate.
The motion states: "This House believes that it is in the public interest for Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation to withdraw their bid for BSkyB".
A Number 10 spokesperson accepted a unanimous vote did not have the power to stop Murdoch's bid, saying: "Ultimately that's a decision for News Corp but we would always expect people to take seriously what Parliament says."
Responding to the news, Ed Miliband said: "It is welcome news that the Government says it will support our motion. It is now for Rupert Murdoch to recognise the strength of public feeling, and the will of all the major parties."
The Labour leader had previously called for the purchase of BSkyB to be stalled until after criminal inquiries have been completed, arguing that "the simplest way to achieve this is for Rupert Murdoch to recognise the feelings of the public and the will of the House of Commons and withdraw this bid."
The motion will be put to parliament tomorrow, with Miliband calling on the "House of Commons... to rise to the occasion and speak for the public."
A Lib Dem source told The Huffington Post that backbench MPs were "very likely" to support the motion.
The Labour leader said : "There are times when the House of Commons has got to rise to the occasion and speak for the public.
"We have said that the purchase of BSkyB should not proceed until after criminal inquiries are complete.
"The simplest way to achieve this is for Rupert Murdoch to recognise the feelings of the public and the will of the House of Commons and withdraw this bid.
"I am calling on Parliament to show its will tomorrow."