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Yes, I hope they do in his case too, and I think the Inquiry will be helpful in that respect and other things have been helpful. But there are many examples. We need to deal with that. That's a really serious issue and I hope, sir, you'll give it due prominence.

Secondly, to strengthen the rules on fit and proper ownership and ensure corporations as a whole are held to account. That's an issue I've taken up with Ofgem, to make sure it's not just individuals but corporations.

Yes, to introduce custodial sentences for breach of the Data Protection Act, as we have discussed; widen the strength of the powers of relevant independent regulators; penultimately, reinvigorate legitimate investigative journalism in the public interest by providing affordable and effective defence, in defamation cases, on matters of legitimate public interest but based on a requirement to issue a suitably prominent correction or retraction of untrue defamatory statements made without malice or recklessness.

And then support of the law on privacy and respecting the independence of the judiciary in getting that right in the courts and obviously holding to the European Convention.

Just one other thing in answer to counsel's question. I know there has been a proposition put by the new chairman of the Press Complaints Commission, who is somebody I respect and is of serious experience, that basically if I can shorthand it, there's a contract arrangement set up. It seems to me there's a flaw -- sounds good, but it seems to me there's a flaw in the contract deal, which is that you can't make people sign contracts, and therefore somebody could say, "No, thank you, I'm not going to play ball." I suppose you could require every media organisation in the country to say everybody must sign the contract, but it seems to me there are problems in practice on what is a superficially attractive idea.

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