Andy Coulson

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The Independent Online

Our front-page story last week asserted that Andy Coulson refused to sign a confidentiality clause when he became director of communications for the Conservative Party.

Although this was a matter of some discussion following the announcement of his appointment to the position at the end of May 2007, Conservative Campaign headquarters has informed us that Mr Coulson signed a four-page agreement forbidding him from using confidential material in print and broadcast media on 11 June 2007, four weeks before he took up his position.

We are happy to correct this.