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

Yes, and it was at this stage, when the police came to me last year in an office in Parliament, that they literally opened the books and showed me the material, all the pages of the notebooks with the information, which included the material I've referred to earlier, sir, about other people who were friends, but also had, as it were, other lines of enquiry, as it were, indicated which were (a) fallacious, and (b) in one case had a name of somebody I didn't know, was completely a distraction and an invention. But it looked to me as if there was a pretty general trawl to find anything that might lead anywhere that might lead to a story. I think that was a summary conclusion of what I saw.

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