The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

The final decision to publish was entirely the editors', but I was involved in the background to the whole business. Although I was on holiday when the initial £10,000 was spent on a sample disk, when I came back -- and I supported that -- when I came back, I was making sort of continuous enquiries of our legal department and the editor, absolutely satisfied there were major public issues at stake there -- public money at stake, and serious impropriety and in some cases, a few cases, criminality suggested.

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