Newspaper Press: Regulation

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 7th November 2016.

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Photo of Jacob Rees-Mogg Jacob Rees-Mogg Conservative, North East Somerset

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the implications of bringing into effect section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 for the protections and privileges granted under the Parliamentary Papers Act 1840; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy)

The government launched a consultation on 1 November 2016 to look at two issues: commencement of section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013; and Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry. The consultation runs until 10 January 2017 and can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-the-leveson-inquiry-and-its-implementation

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