The prime minister has expressed "serious concerns and misgivings" over Lord Justice Leveson's proposals for statutory underpinning to a new regulation system for the press.

David Cameron said he accepted the principle of independent regulation arguing that the current system "is badly broken and it has let down victims".

But in a statement to the Commons on 29 November 2012 he told MPs he was "wary" of legislation that had the potential to infringe free speech and the free press.