HC Deb 08 February 1999 vol 325 c95W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will legislate to place the Press Complaints Commission Code of Practice on a statutory basis; and if he will include a provision banning discrimination to be exhibited in published material relating to a group of people. [68920]

Janet Anderson

I have been asked to reply.

No. The Government prefer effective self regulation overseen by the Press Complaints Commission to any form of statutory regulation.

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