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

I doubt it. It would, in the context of a complaint -- I mean, if there was a complaint to the ombudsman, then he would quite clearly have to do a certain amount of investigation. We were not envisaging that he would have any responsibility for fining. We were hoping that the Press Complaints Commission could see their way for him having access to a small sum of money, not a large sum of money but a small sum of money, so that private individuals who were in genuine distress about the way they'd been treated by the press could, if the case was found in their favour, have something to show in terms of compensation for what they'd been put through.

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