HC Deb 01 June 1998 vol 313 c43W
18. Mr. Soley

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has held with the Press Complaints Commission on press regulation in respect of children. [42004]

Mr. Chris Smith

On 25 September 1997 I welcomed proposals from Lord Wakeham, Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission, for strengthening the newspaper industry's code of practice. His proposals for better protection of children were accepted by the industry and published on 19 December. I have urged the PCC to consider further measures to strengthen the process of self-regulation.