Lords postpones Leveson report debate until the new year

19 December 2012

Members of the House of Lords postponed the scheduled debate on the recently published Leveson report on the culture, practices and ethics of the media yesterday (Tuesday 18 December) until the new year.

Baroness Anelay of St Johns (Conservative), government chief whip, said: '...it has been agreed that the Leveson debate will not proceed today but that we will find a date for it as soon as possible early in the new year.'

Viscount Young of Leckie (Conservative), government spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport, requested the debate to look at recommendations made in the Leveson report.

The report examines the relationship between the press and the public, police and politicians and considers the role of the existing Press Complaints Commission and proposes a new self-regulatory body.

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