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

The response is this, is to say: we recognise, the Times recognise, that this Inquiry has a very difficult task, that it will want to, and rightly should, ensure that the press treats people better in the future, and that it does so by giving them meaningful terms of redress in terms of their corrections, by giving a greater expectation of prior notification and a regulator that has the power to investigate and to punish. But at the same time, if you are going to ensure that there is press freedom in this country, you should look to -- or I hope this Inquiry will look to a more robust and more widely enforceable public interest defence. That's our conclusion.

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