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Nobody is suggesting that the government should regulate the press, so I'm not going to ask you that perhaps obvious question, but there is a difficulty as to how one devises a system which includes all of the press, because the situation at the moment is that there are elements of the press who sit outside the PCC. One mechanism for ensuring that everyone falls under a future scheme would be to have a statutory underpinning to an independent regulator. It's not the same as statutory regulation of the press, a statutory underpinning for an independent regulator. Do you have any views on that as a way forward?

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