Phone Hacking — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:36 pm on 15th November 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Rawlings Baroness Rawlings Lords Spokesperson (Department for Culture, Media and Sport), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 2:36 pm, 15th November 2011

My Lords, my noble friend goes really to the heart of the matter and brings out a very important point, which was stated clearly by my noble friend Lord Patten in his speech on Sunday, in which he said that the suggestion that a possible solution to the current crisis in confidence in the media today, which seems to be present as well in your Lordships' House, would be a form of the Hippocratic oath,

"a watermark to distinguish proper, ethical journalism from the mass of intrusive and unregulated material".