Points of Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:33 pm on 13th February 2013.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 12:33 pm, 13th February 2013

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Will you confirm—I hope that the Secretary of State will stay for this, as I will be brief—that there is a process whereby a Minister can correct what they have said in the House when they have inadvertently misled it? The Secretary of State said earlier that the details of meetings between newspaper proprietors and editors and Government Ministers are published in the ordinary way—I think the precise words she used were “the normal way”. In actual fact, they have not now been published in the normal or ordinary way for eight months. At a time when the Government are debating a very sensitive issue and bringing forward proposals in relation to the newspaper industry, I think that our voters would expect complete transparency on the matter. She can correct the record, can she not?