This protocol addresses:
The Inquiry has agreed with HMG procedures for releasing into the public domain, or making public reference to, evidence, information and documents provided to it by HMG or by serving or former public servants. Those procedures are intended to avoid the release of anything the disclosure of which would, or would be likely to:
This addendum to the Protocol addresses the circumstances in which the Chairman will order that up to one minute of footage should not be broadcast. This will only occur where evidence given, if broadcast, would or would be likely to:
Broadcasting of public hearings will not be suspended in any other circumstances or to protect any material that does not fall into either of the categories above. The decision to suspend the broadcast of footage is that of the Committee Chairman.
Where the broadcast is suspended, a transcript of the hearing will be published as soon as practicable, usually the evening that the evidence was given. Only that part of the evidence that falls into the categories above will be redacted from the transcript. Any part removed from the transcript will be visibly redacted on the face of the transcript.
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