Hunt 'always accepted' lessons needed to be learned

Former Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Credit: PA Wire

Reacting to Lord Justice Leveson's findings, Mr Hunt said: "I welcome the fact the report states that not only was there no evidence of actual bias on my part in the handling of the BSkyB bid but that I put in place robust systems to ensure it would be handled with impartiality.

"However, I have always accepted lessons needed to be learned, in particular with respect to the role of special advisers, which is why guidance has since been issued."

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