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

May I ask you to deal with the point which arguably comes out of the contemporaneous police documents in 2006, that they believed, rightly or wrongly, that they would be closing down this operation by arresting Goodman/Mulcaire and bringing them to justice and that it wasn't necessary, as it were, to expand this as widely as it might have been expanded because the primary objective would be achieved, and, moreover, it would swallow up very considerable resources to expand the lines of enquiry. That, in my own words, may well sum up their thinking. Do you have a view about that or not?

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