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Yes, that's a suggestion I'd like to make. I think "privacy" is, as Kenneth Clarke(?) told the Select Committee, is impossible to define. I think the public interest is a different matter. I think at the moment it's too loose in the code and I think it would be a worthwhile exercise at least to set up some kind of inquiry -- experts, lawyers, senior editors could take part -- to define what the public interest is and try and codify that in some way.

It may sound -- the one constituent of British life that hasn't been consulted by this Inquiry is the general public. Maybe it would be useful to take opinion polls of their views of the public interest. But the aim would be to define -- to produce a definition of the public interest which all newspapers in the industry I could subscribe to.

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