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

We're going to take your statement as read, but if I may alight on a number of discrete themes and then weave them together. Paragraph 10, please, first of all. You give us a thumbnail sketch, do you not, of the course of libel actions against Private Eye since the beginning of the year 2000. Is this right: there have been 40 in all, 26 withdrawn. 11 have been settled. There's been one hearing -- sorry, one hung jury, I should say, and two victories.

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