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

Can we try and bring it together, Mr Wallis? You, in one sense, do that on page 14, our page 18324. About eight lines from the bottom, you say:

"With the exception of the very occasional odd exclusive interview given to the News of the World by Sir Paul Condon or Sir John Stevens, I was not provided with any information as a result of my relationship with these officers, which they did not seek to be published. I was never provided with information from them which they were not authorised to divulge."

Can I take it in stages? Did they ever provide you with off-the-record information which, because of its nature, namely it's off the record, they knew and you knew was not going to be published?

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