Evidence for the rest of the week comes from witnesses who own or who have substantial family interests in connection with the ownership of various newspapers, and a number of questions have been addressed to the Inquiry as to the module into which their evidence fits. The question reveals a misunderstanding of the way in which I've sought to address the terms of reference. In order to ensure both orderly presentation of evidence and clarity, I divided the issues to be addressed into four modules: the press and the public, the press and the police, the press and politicians and the future, by which I mean in particular the regulatory regime.
These modules are not self-contained, and elements of each have been raised at various different times and will continue to be.
The proprietors, if I may colloquially describe them, essentially cross the modules. It so happened that Mr Richard Desmond conveniently fitted into the picture at or around the time that the Press Complaints Commission gave evidence and he was called at that time. We have also had to be aware of the availability of witnesses to give evidence, and there is at least one more to come.
It is appropriate to make one other point, which I shall say rather more about before the start of Module 3: I understand the very real public interest in the issues that will be ventilated by the evidence. I also recognise the freedom that permits what is said to be discussed and the subject of comment in whatever way is thought fit, and I shall be interested to see how it is covered. For my part, I shall approach the relationship between the press and politicians from an entirely non-partisan judicial perspective, which I have no doubt is the reason that I was given this remit. I would hope that this approach will be made clear.
Thank you. Yes, Ms Patry Hoskins?