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Complainant Name:
Baroness Gould

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Baroness Gould of Potternewton complained that the newspaper had published an article that inaccurately implied the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV (IAG) had supported the advertisement of family planning clinics and abortion services on television. In fact, it has never made any representations on this subject.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following letter from the complainant:

Following your article "Hijacking of the abortion debate" (27th March), I would like to make clear that the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV (IAG) has been formally involved in only one of the recommendations made by the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice the relaxation of the 9pm watershed for advertising condoms.

At no point has the IAG as a body made any representation on the subject of advertising family planning centres or abortion.

The IAG is responding to the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice on this and other matters raised in the consultation. The response will be published on our website.

Report: 79



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