The briefing line on the media, 01861, Mrs May. The third bullet point, first of all:
"The code contains a clause [that's clause 10] forbidding the acquisition and publication of material by intercepting private or mobile telephone calls, messages or support [unless it is deemed to be in the public interest]."
In one sense, that's right to be in square brackets because the criminal law doesn't contain a public interest defence. In another sense, it's wrong because Article 10 confusingly does refer to public interest in this context. But maybe one should gloss over that one.
What one is really saying here, or what your officials are saying here -- if you look at bullet point 4:
"The PCC is totally independent ..."
Et cetera. The bullet point on the bottom of the next page, 01862:
"The PCC is primarily a resolution service. It will initially seek to broker a agreement between the complainant and a newspaper."
That's actually correct. 01863, top of the page:
"The PCC is independent from the newspaper industry. The government recognises the newspaper industry system of self-regulation is not perfect but the principle of a free but responsible press is, however, paramount. Introducing any type of statutory coverage in this area would destroy this principle."
And finally the next bullet point:
"The PCC has shown itself to be an effective regulator in a difficult area."
First of all, are these sentiments which, at the time, you agreed with or not?