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

Well, yes. It has been drawn to my attention what David Hunt said, and as he, I say, learnt his trade -- he was one of my whips when I was a chief whip. I'm sure he was right in what he said about the difficulties within Parliament. There will be amendments to the bill, if there was a relatively minor bill to regulate the press in some way, which would get itself out of control. It's exactly analogous to what is at present happening will the House of Lords reform. There has been a long time a very simple bill by David Steel which does a great deal of the things which should be done, but the government is frightened to take it on because it knows it will get so many amendments and so on, a minor bill will become a major bill.

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