The Prime Minister is keeping an open mind about the future regulation of the press and will make no decisions before he has had sight of Lord Justice Leveson's report, Downing Street insisted.
The newspaper claimed he would back a new, tougher model of self-regulation to replace the Press Complaints Commission - but with the threat that a statutory system could be brought in later if matters do not improve.
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