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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice 2:30 pm, 15th July 2008

I have received a number of representations about charging for court reports from right hon. and hon. Members, from local newspapers in Yorkshire, Hertfordshire and Sunderland and from the Newspaper Society and the Society of Editors. In the light of those representations and having considered the matter carefully, I have decided that, subject to certain common-sense conditions, that information should be provided to newspapers for free. That reverses the policy that has stood since 1989.

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Richard Taylor
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