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

I think that's right, and I think -- I'm sure Mr Jay will bring me to this point later, but my belief was, when I became Commissioner, that we were already, as senior staff, spending too much time worrying about what the press were going to say next. So I wanted to move away from that. As I say in my statement, my impression is that when Paul Condon was at the end of his commissionership with the Lawrence Inquiry, the Met closed down slightly, under real press criticism, and John Stevens came in and decided to open it up again, and I think this is a kind of process that commissioners go through. I think Sir Paul Stephenson gave the opposite one when he came in. But my determination was that we should spend less time on press matters than I thought we were spending under my predecessor.

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