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

Mr Hughes, you explain in paragraph 12 of your statement that you supported the Information Commissioner's call for the penalty for the blagging offence, the Section 55 offence, to be increased.

May I ask you to deal with the suggestion that the increase in the sanction to embrace the possibility of a prison sentence would have a chilling effect on journalism?

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