Jeremy Hunt welcomes Leveson's findings on BSkyB bid

The former Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has given the following statement regarding the vindication of his handling of the News Corporation bid for BSkyB in the Leveson report:

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.

– jeremy hunt, former culture secretary

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Press warned to act over Leveson

The Culture Secretary has warning the newspaper industry to take action over the Leveson report, saying "if the industry doesn't respond then the government will".