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

My experience, as you saw way back in 1996, was not a positive one with the PCC. They took a year to decide that it was a wrongful thing for a hospital to give out my medical records. So I didn't have massive faith in them since then, and in the case of recent events, my lawyer did -- before he took out the injunction, while we were trying to work out a strategy to get rid of all these paparazzi and reporters who were besieging the mother of my child's house and making her life miserable and following her -- he did send a warning letter to the newspapers and he sent it via the PCC, and there was a 10 per cent dip in activity outside the house for maybe 12 hours, and then it was back to normal. So my verdict on their contribution to this was that they were ineffectual.

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