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Complainant Name:
Family and Parenting Institute

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Karen Brewer complained on behalf of the Family and Parenting Institute to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published inaccuracies in relation to the Institute's position on the role and value of marriage.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following letter in the newspaper and with the original article online:

The Family and Parenting Institute's mission is to promote a family-friendly society and all charitable activity is aimed at achieving our purpose.

The organisation believes in the importance of stable, committed adult couple relationships and that marriage, which remains the most common form of partnership for both men and women, is an enormously important institution.

The FPI has never described marriage as unnecessary nor denied that marriage is important. Whether married or not, we believe UK couples need more help to stay together as this has a positive effect on the couple, their children and society at large.

Dr Katherine Rake, OBE, Chief Executive, Family and Parenting Institute

The newspaper also marked its cuttings with the complainant's concerns for future reference.

Date Published: 17/02/2011

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