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

Ultimately, this is down to the conduct of individuals but I do think there are ways you can shape that relationship. Certainly transparency is one way, and I've mentioned improvement to the Freedom of Information Act and the way that government presents information. At the moment, ministers publish their diaries every quarter but they're not centrally published. Information is very inaccessible. And frankly, having been on the inside, I think that's probably deliberate, to make it harder for people to map out those relationships. They could very easily remedy that, and it shouldn't take an Inquiry of this stature to force them into it. You could just put the matter right tomorrow if you wanted to.

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