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

Let me just complete the thought. It might be said that the better way to proceed is to get the evidence, or at least to go down the line of inquiry. You start with Section 43. It takes you half a day to formulate your pro forma request of the search agencies, Mr Whittamore, and if necessary the newspaper groups. You wait and see what evidence comes back. Some of the evidence may be unclear, or incomplete, so you serve a further notice. If something untoward is there, then you can activate your other powers, including your enforcement powers. If the evidence is not there, then you publish that fact. But isn't this fairly basic, Mr Graham?

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