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Tory ministers 'undermining' Leveson Inquiry - Labour

Conservative Cabinet ministers have been publicly undermining the Leveson Inquiry report before its publication, the shadow leader of the House of Commons has claimed.

Angela Eagle said that "while some ministers might want to" the report should not be "quietly buried".

"Ministers must set out, before publication, the process for consideration of the report," Ms Eagle told the House during exchanges on future Commons business on 8 November 2012.

She added that MPs should be given an opportunity to debate the report's findings and called for a statement from the former culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

Responding for the government, Andrew Lansley said there was "no prospect" of the report being quietly buried.

The leader of the Commons said he did not believe it was "remotely practical" to have a statement on the report before its publication.

"Let's just put substance before process shall we and find out what is is that Lord Leveson has to say," he said.

He said MPs would have the opportunity to discuss the findings of the inquiry once the report is published.

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