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

Can I turn now to the question of legal assistance? We mentioned a moment ago that your subscribing members get the benefit of legal assistance from the federation. You tell us on page 6 in answer to question11 that, amongst other things, the Federation will provide legal support to members if they've been libelled or suffered an invasion of privacy or breach of confidence.

What, of course, the Inquiry would be interested in is whether, in the Federation's experience, there's a particular problem or what the extent of any problem is with your members being either libelled or suffering invasions of privacy by the media. Is that a question which you personally are in a position to answer today?

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