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Leveson report debate 2

Labour MSP Patrica Ferguson asked "why can't we adapt Leveson to suit our needs?" during the second part of the debate on a Scottish solution to future press regulation.

In the first part of the debate Alex Salmond said there should be a Scottish solution to press regulation.

The first minister said there should be self-regulation underpinned by Scots law.

Ms Ferguson, closing for the Labour party, said Scotland needed a strong regulator and her party would wish to be part of a constructive dialogue, but the actions taken "must be guided by the needs and requirements of the victims".

Bringing the debate to a close, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said any solution must adhere to Scots law and it was the "responsibility for this parliament to rise to the occasion".

The first part of the debate may be viewed below:

Leveson report debate 1


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