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

My Lord, my instructions are that if my Lord is, as it were, if I can put it this way, not enamoured of the prospect of finding the government is a person, then I'm instructed not to push that point. The important thing, as you know from the written submission, is those who need to have advance sight of relevant material have advance sight of relevant material and that you, as the chairman of the Inquiry, have sufficient confidence that the confidentiality that the Inquiry is entitled to expect in relation to that material, which is accorded on a privileged basis, is actually properly respected.

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