Further to my post below, there was a statement in the Lords yesterday (or an urgent PQ repeated from the Commons to be precise). http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201011/ldhansrd/text/110523-0002.htm#11052325000213
A joint committee made up of six members of the Commons and six from the Lords is to look into the state of the law following the recent publicity. A number of interventions focused on the question of Parliamentary privilege and the current ‘footballer’case. I made the point that we must not forget the wider issue of privacy which often relates to children, family or personal tragedies etc.
This debate is still driven too much by the interest the press have in making money from salacious stories. I think I would find that a little easier to accept if we were to read a few more stories about the editors, owners and some of the journalists who don’t practice what their papers preach. They are remarkably adept at covering up their own behaviour.
Key hole peepers beware!