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Consultation on Regulation of the Press

 

Hundreds of local residents have contacted me in recent days expressing concerns regarding the alleged phone hacking activities at News International. I share these concerns and have been appalled by the allegations.

 

A free press is essential in a democracy, however, many questions have been raised about the way in which our press is currently regulated and whether we need an alternative to our current system of self-regulation through the Press Complaints Commission.

 

I would very much welcome your views on this important issue.

  • Do you think the current system of self-regulation of the press through the Press Complaints Commission is effective?
  • Q1:
         
  • Do you think we need new laws to regulate the activities of journalists?
  • Q2:
         

    Please use the box below to let me have your ideas about how we could more closely regulate the press while retaining freedom of speech

    Q3:

    Do you have any further comments on this issue?

    Q4:

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