Press Regulation — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:04 pm on 26th January 2016.

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Photo of Lord Foster of Bath Lord Foster of Bath Liberal Democrat 3:04 pm, 26th January 2016

My Lords, further to that question and answer, does the Minister agree that an effective press regulator, as well as protecting the public, should also protect ambitious watchdog journalists from the threat of ruinous court costs by wealthy and powerful people who try to prevent publication of awkward stories? Notwithstanding the comments of my noble friend Lord Lester, does the Minister agree that this is another reason why the Secretary of State should rapidly enact the court costs incentives, which have already been agreed by Parliament?