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Leveson Inquiry

Asked whether the PM thought it surprising that Lord Justice Leveson had questioned his commitment to his inquiry, the PMS said the Leveson Inquiry was a matter for Lord Justice Leveson, and the Government was co-operating with the Inquiry, but was not providing a running commentary.

Asked whether the PM thought Leveson should get on with his Inquiry rather than holding inquiries into those reporting on his Inquiry, the PMS said these decisions were all a matter for Lord Justice Leveson and, as she had said before, the Government was co-operating with the Inquiry and looked forward to its conclusion.

Asked whether the PM agreed with one of his MPs that Leveson was an unelected connoisseur who was trying to stifle free speech, the PMS said the PM had set up this Inquiry because he wanted to look at the relationship between politicians and the press. It was right that the Inquiry ran its course, and it was up to Lord Justice Leveson how he carried that Inquiry out and what he did in order to help him reach a conclusion.

Asked whether there was any inquiry as to how the Jeremy Heywood phone call had reached the public domain, she said the Government had not made any comment on that and she would not be providing a running commentary.

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