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

Because I think every meeting with the press that involves hospitality should be able to pass what some people have described as the sort of blush test: would you be happy for the Home Secretary or a local politician or your neighbour or a member of your family -- does this meeting feel right? And so hospitality registers, you can look at it two ways. You could say those who want to act badly will do so and won't put it in the hospitality register anyway, but I thought it was an important way of stating how we felt about these issues, of encouraging transparency, of having -- being able to audit trail frequency and so on. So it seemed a sensible stepping stone in encouraging good behaviour.

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