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Complainant Name:
John Towers, Nick Stephenson, John Edwards and Peter Beale v The Times

Clauses Noted: 1, 2

Publication: The Times

Complaint:

John Towers, Nick Stephenson, John Edwards and Peter Beale, former directors of MG Rover, complained that an article which claimed that they had “stalled” the publication of a government report into their conduct was inaccurate and that they had been denied an opportunity in which to reply.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper – which based its article on confidential sources – published the following statement:

Following our report “Former executives of MG Rover stall publication of report in their conduct” (Business, November 18) the four former directors – John Towers, Nick Stephenson, Peter Beale and John Edwards – have informed us that they have done nothing to stall its publication and that they welcome the speedy completion of the inquiry. We are happy to make their position clear.

Report: 78



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