APPENDIX 6: HOW TO FOLLOW THE EVIDENCE|
The four Hansard transcripts were created for the
Sub-Committee's inquiry by the House of Lords Hansard department,
from the original recordings supplied by the Sunday Times. They
are numbered MH1, MH2 etc for Lord Moonie's Hansard transcript;
SH1, SH2 etc for Lord Snape's Hansard transcript; TrH1, TrH2 etc
for Lord Truscott's Hansard transcript; and TaH1, TaH2 etc for
Lord Taylor's Hansard transcript.
Nothing was excluded by Hansard, so ellipses (i.e.:
") indicate an inaudible trailing off of speech.
Hansard transcribed the recordings in the order in which the Sub-Committee
received them, rather than the order in which the recordings were
originally made. As a result the Hansard transcripts as published
(which are chronological) are pieced together from various working
transcripts as well as original copies of emails. The original
order in which the recordings were received is reflected in the
page numbering lines (such as "Lord Moonie Meeting page 1
of 22" or "Telephone CD1 page 5 of 28"), which
appear in the published transcript at what was the top of each
new page of those working transcripts. These original page numbers
have been retained, as they were referred to regularly during
the oral evidence sessions.
The Hansard transcripts were prepared at impressive
speed, but as a result they contained numerous minor errors; corrections
suggested by the four Members are published in the evidence volume
and in appendix 7 but the transcripts are published as the Sub-Committee
received them. No attempt has been made to correct or edit them,
except in respect of limited redactions (for which see below).
The four Sunday Times transcripts were supplied
to the Sub-Committee at an early stage by the Sunday Times.
They are numbered MST1, MST2 etc for Lord Moonie's Sunday Times
transcript; SST1, SST2 etc for Lord Snape's Sunday Times
transcript; TrST1, TrST2 etc for Lord Truscott's Sunday Times
transcript; and TaST1, TaST2 etc for Lord Taylor's Sunday Times
transcript. The Sunday Times described these as "working"
and "incomplete" transcripts. We were also informed
that their style was to use three full stops (i.e. "
to show when a word or passage was missing from the transcript,
because a word was inaudible or because a passage was excluded
For the reasons given above, page numbering lines
(such as "Sunday Times Lord Moonie page 1 of 18")
are reproduced in the published transcript at what was the top
of each new page of those transcripts.
The Sunday Times transcripts contain errors
and disputed passages; corrections suggested by the four Members
are published in the evidence volume. When the Sub-Committee asked
the Sunday Times to supply electronic copies of these transcripts
for printing, the versions that were sent had been corrected as
to spelling and punctuation by Mr Calvert. The Sub-Committee
were satisfied that nothing material was altered, so those published
are the transcripts which were tidied by Mr Calvert but are
The three oral evidence transcripts are numbered
MO1, MO2 etc for Lord Moonie's oral evidence; SO1, SO2 etc for
Lord Snape's oral evidence; and TrO1, TrO2 etc for Lord Truscott's
oral evidence. The statutory declarations made by Lord Taylor
and Janet M Robinson are numbered TaD1, TaD2 etc, and are published
as received by the Sub-Committee.
Also published with the evidence relating to each
Member is the correspondence covering matters of substance between
Lord Moonie, Lord Snape, Lord Truscott, Lord Taylor and their
representatives, and the Chairman and Clerks of the Sub-Committee,
up to 23 April 2009. These pages are numbered MC1, MC2 etc for
Lord Moonie's correspondence; SC1, SC2 etc for Lord Snape's correspondence;
TrC1, TrC2 etc for Lord Truscott's correspondence; and TaC1, TaC2
etc for Lord Taylor's correspondence. Insignificant administrative
correspondence is not included; nor is any correspondence that
the four Members did not wish to be published. The correspondence
is published as it was sent or received, apart from the limited
redactions described below.
Following the evidence relating to the four Members
is other relevant written evidence the Sub-Committee received
(and related correspondence). These pages are numbered W1, W2
etc. The evidence is published as it was received.
At the back of the evidence volume is the evidence
relating to the appeals to the Committee for Privileges, numbered
App1, App2 etc.
The Sub-Committee has sought to publish all evidence
received in the course of the investigation in full. However,
material falling into the following categories has been redacted:
(1) Personal contact details (for instance, telephone
numbers, private email addresses, and information on home addresses
which is specific enough to allow identification);
(2) Names or other material relating to third
parties, where potentially defamatory or otherwise damaging statements
were made about them.
Redactions are indicated by the symbols *** or by