10 July 2012:
Media Standards Trust | Professor Chris Frost on behalf of the National Union of Journalists | Jim Boumelha on behalf of the National Union of Journalists | Seamus Dooley on behalf of the National Union of Journalists | National Union of Journalists |
Witness Statements and Hearing Transcripts:
• Lord Hunt, the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) chairman, maintained that any statutory regulation would be “adversarial”.
• Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell, the publisher of the Daily Star and Daily Express, has warned against idea of withholding press cards from non-members of new PCC.
• Robert Jay QC, lead counsel to the inquiry, said he had “no grasp” of Hunt’s fears over statutory underpinning of new press regulator.