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Press Code Of Practice

Volume 205: debated on Monday 9 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to consult the chairman of the Press Complaints Committee on strengthening the code of practice of national newspapers to protect mentally disordered persons from intrusion by the presss; and if he will make a statement.

None. Changes to the code of practice are matters for the newspaper industry to consider. The Government have, however, made it clear that they will review the effectiveness of press self-regulation in the middle of this year.