David Davis asks a question about records of police press meetings in the Commons Chamber


Mr David Davis: In view of the revelations of the past week, will the policing Minister put in place a strict disciplinary code that requires all police officers of all ranks to keep a comprehensive and accurate record of all contacts they have with the press?

Damian Green: I will, as ever, listen carefully to my right hon. Friend’s suggestions, but I emphasise the important distinction, which I know that he as much as anyone would recognise, between actions that should be taken by Ministers and actions that need to be taken by operationally independent police forces.