Deputy Prime Minister's statement on Leveson Inquiry

29 November 2012

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 29 November 2012, on the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press

The Deputy Prime Minister's statement followed the conclusion of the statement by the Prime Minister on the Leveson Inquiry report.

Shadow Deputy Prime Minister, Harriet Harman, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

The Leveson Inquiry

On 13 July 2011 the Prime Minister announced a public inquiry led by Lord Justice Leveson to look at the culture, practices and ethics of the press.

Lord Leveson's report was published on Thursday 29 November 2012.

The Prime Minister responded to the recommendations made in the report in a statement to the House of Commons that day.

Oral statements

Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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