Around 2,000 editors will sign up to a new independent press watchdog, the chairman of the soon-to-be-scrapped Press Complaints Commission has insisted.
Lord Hunt, who will take part in talks between the Prime Minister and Fleet Street next week, dismissed claims legislation was needed to persuade publishers to join a tougher regulatory system.
But he wants five-year rolling contracts to ensure publications could not "walk away" from a new regime.
He told the Murnaghan show on Sky News: "I have spoken to 120 publishers speaking on behalf of 2,000 editors. They have all told me they will sign up."
A man who won libel damages after his arrest over the murder of a woman has written to MPs asking them to back Leveson's recommendations.
About 2,000 editors will sign up to a new independent press watchdog, the chairman of the Press Complaints Commission has said.
The Prime Minister has taken a political gamble by holding differing views to the victims, the Leveson inquiry and a majority of MPs.