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

Well, the public interest considerations, if you are to permit the merger, involve a consideration of whether -- and I think we have seen this in relation to, for example, the Sunday Times -- when a newspaper claims that it is in financial difficulty and may close, therefore should be permitted to merge even though it breaches the limits. If it's permitted to close, that may have detrimental effects for free expression of opinion.

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