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

We have some influence, and we try to know our place as well. The only other thing I would say is it is sometimes mistaken from -- externally that the publication of a view by an independent body like ourselves is a matter of some significance to chief constables and police authorities and there is kind of -- I suppose a degree of leverage that flows from the publication of what you've found and then any follow-up, where a follow-up is still found to be wanting.

It may sound rather like soft power. It is obviously less of an obvious sanction that some other regulators, but it has its place.

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