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

As I said earlier, all of our corrections appear on page 3. That means for the vast majority the correction is appearing at a much earlier position in the paper than the original story. I have agreed on one occasion to publish a correction and apology on page 1 because, as Mike said, the error was sufficiently serious to merit it. You can still agree a page 1 correction and apology if it's merited, but if you have a fixed position, then the majority of cases, unless your fixed position is somewhere at the back of the paper where I think you're then not entering into the spirit of it, then your fixed position is going to be earlier than the original story anyway.

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