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

As you keep saying, and I'm pointing out the BBC paid nearly as much as we did on such enquiries, and what I want to stress is I immediately acted with huge willpower and vigour to stamp out and change all this. We did so more than any other paper. Goodness knows I don't know what more I could have done. I banned the use of these agents. I wrote the Data Protection Act into our journalists' contracts. I held seminars on the subject. And I'm glad to note that the Information Commissioner accepts now that the Daily Mail and Associated Newspapers titles no longer use these agents.

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