United Kingdom

U.K. Parliament To Hear From Author of Report Advocating Press Regulation

But will the British press be allowed to cover his testimony?


Lord Justice Leveson is to appear before MPs for the first time to discuss his report on press regulation and the ensuing impasse over setting up a new industry watchdog – but not before the autumn.

Leveson has accepted an invitation from the Commons culture, media and sport select committee to give evidence as part of its inquiry into the future of the press regulation.

However, he said existing commitments meant he would not be able to appear before parliament's summer recess begins on 18 July. Parliament returns on 2 September.