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

Yes, I would say it does. It can. It has on occasions. I'm thinking about 2005, that momentous month in July, particularly the July 21 attacks, when there were four very dangerous men on the run, and the -- obviously a time of unprecedented national security concerns, and the Crime Reporters Association worked quite closely with the press officers and the Scotland Yard officers to be -- I think there's -- I believe there's -- at that time the CRA was slightly extended because it was an unprecedented situation, but there were confidential briefings about the case, about the hunt, which were massively in the public interest, information about what the police were doing which could be reported and, more importantly, what they might be doing but couldn't talk about, which can't be reported. So I think it was an excellent example of teamwork between the press and the police. And the CRA was at the heart of that.

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