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Ministers support adoption of new UK press regulation

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PRESS coverage in Guernsey should be subject to any new tougher regulations introduced in the UK, Commerce and Employment minister Kevin Stewart has said.

PRESS coverage in Guernsey should be subject to any new tougher regulations introduced in the UK, Commerce and Employment minister Kevin Stewart has said.

Deputy Stewart spoke after the Leveson report yesterday recommended a tougher form of self-regulation of the press in the UK, backed by legislation.

Prime Minister David Cameron, however, was quick to argue against any plans for a statutory underpinning to the new system, warning it could 'infringe freedom of speech'.

Deputy Stewart hoped that any new regulations introduced could be used in Guernsey to protect islanders from the kind of similar press intrusion that had been brought before the Leveson enquiry.

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