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

To move forward now, because we've covered intervening ground already and what you say as to the future I'm going to cover at the end. Paragraph 49 now of your statement, which is our page 08449, where you say that as far as you can recall, the press made no direct or formal representations to the last Conservative government on matters affecting the formulation of policy on the media itself. Then you say:

"We were, however, regularly exposed to media views on all issues -- including media policies -- through their editorials."

So as far as your recollection goes, you can remember no express lobbying of you on media issues; is that right?

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