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Can I deal with practical solutions to address the question of uncertainty in the context of public interest. It may be a constitutional solution as well.

Is it a possible solution, you think, for Parliament to set out in a statute the broad parameters of what public interest might mean and then leave it to a regulator to give flesh to those factors in individual cases, or would you say it's desirable for the existing or a new press regulator to seek to tabulate all relevant public interest considerations, perhaps depending on the context, as Mr Heawood as said, so that we have almost a code book which can then be applied in individual cases? How do you see it, Mr Heawood?

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