HC Deb 08 December 1966 vol 737 c350W
102. Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce legislation to prohibit the making of contracts between newspapers and the accused and/or witnesses in criminal cases for their stories until the courts have adjudicated on the matter under review.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

The Press Council has recently made a declaration of principle on this matter. I welcome this declaration; I am sure it will carry great weight, and I think we should observe its effect before considering other action.

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