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

You say that the suggestion for note-filling and monitoring would inevitably discourage already hard-pressed officers from taking further steps. If there is a culture of wide-ranging permission to speak to the media, do you consider, if I can test it in that way, if the officer is encouraged to be open to share information with the media, would that officer be discouraged from speaking to you on an informal basis by the fact that he or she needs to make a pocket book entry of what information briefly they've given to you?

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