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

Right. That's useful. Can I make this clear before you tell me who they are: first of all, so that everybody understands, I have been very impressed by the arrangements that I know have been put into place to ensure that ministers and those from whom I have requested evidence provide it independently, and I know that arrangements have been put into place to ensure that's so, and I am happy to acknowledge that.

Equally, I would not want it to be thought, and I will make this clear, that the application has a subtext that any minister wants to see what others have said before committing themselves in writing. I have received the written evidence of the two persons who have most been concerned in recent days, the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Culture and Media, Olympics and Sport, already.

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