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Press regulation cross-party deal reached, says deputy Labour leader

A cross-party deal on press regulation has been reached, says deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman.

It means a vote in the House of Commons, due later on Monday, will not take place.

Labour has said the new system will be "underpinned" in law.

A number of Conservatives, including the Prime Minister, had been against such a proposal - arguing that it would threaten press freedom.

Radio Wales' Felicity Evans spoke to the Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones MP - who was recalled from a business trip to Asia to take place in Monday's planned vote - but first to Chris Bryant, the Labour MP for Rhondda who has been the victim of phone hacking.

  • 18 Mar 2013
  • From the section Wales