Constitutional questions about the freedom of the press and the privacy of the citizen for which David Mellor's department has the lead responsibility are matters that inevitably will be decided by the Cabinet collectively. We do not yet know David Mellor's own conclusions on these questions, but from our knowledge of his performance in Parliament we could expect him to reach a judgement (however controversial) about the public interest in these matters without being overborne by his recent personal experience.
MP for Caithness and
Sutherland (Lib Dem)
House of Commons
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