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

But if it's going to be logged, then in due course it might enter the public domain and it is therefore -- although it was originally off the record, the public, in due course, will see which police officer it was who spoke to the press on a particular occasion, even if the newspaper piece had not identified the officer. Isn't that the problem, that the officer then would be less willing, perhaps, to give the information to the journalist which it might be in the public interest to give? Would you agree with that?

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