The Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 29 November 2012, in response to the report by Lord Justice Leveson into the culture, practices and ethics of the press.
Edward Miliband responded to the statement on the behalf of the Opposition.
Following the conclusion of the Prime Minister's statement, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, also made a statement on the Leveson Inquiry.
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 published his report on Thursday 29 November 2012.
House of Commons Library Research
The House of Commons Library provides research, analysis and information services for MPs and their staff.
The Library has produced a Standard Note that provides brief details about the ongoing inquiries and investigations associated with phone hacking and the various reports produced.
The Library has also produced a briefing paper that presents key ideas from the debate about the future of press regulation in the UK. It draws principally on evidence presented to the Leveson Inquiry but also makes reference to debate elsewhere in the public arena and the recent recommendations of Parliamentary committees.
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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