No 10: Drafting a press law will show complexity of doing so

A Downing Street source has confirmed that the cross-party talks lasted half an hour.

I was told there was a difference of opinion, but that there will be more meetings soon.

The source refuted Labour's claims that the Prime Minister has backed down over claims the Department of Culture, Media and Sport is drawing up a bill.

The source told me that this exercise – which David Cameron himself referred to in the Commons this afternoon - simply demonstrates the complications of introducing legislation.

It just will not be straightforward, I was told.


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".