The Earl of Listowel – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by The Earl of Listowel on 2016-09-14.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assurances they have received from the media, or its representative bodies, that the issue of children being named before they are charged will be addressed through the new system of press regulation.

Lord Ashton of Hyde

The Government is committed to a free and open press and does not interfere with what the press does and does not publish, as long as the press abides by the law. The new system of independent press self-regulation protects press freedom and the industry develops its own standards and codes. The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) handles complaints about its members under the Editors’ Code of Practice. The Independent Monitor for the Press (IMPRESS) is currently consulting on its new Standards Code.