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

I understand that, but the great problem is that cultural shift is extremely difficult to achieve, and therefore there may need to be a combination of that element with some ground rules that aren't overprescriptive and thereby, because of their complexity, become unworkable. I have a very clear image of a complaint made by the then Assistant Commissioner, Mr Godwin, of the number of plasticised pieces of paper that constables would have to carry about if they followed each and every standard operating procedure, and that they, walking on their beat, would need a truck to carry all those pieces of paper about.

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