The Sunday Times has reported the settlement of a libel action brought by Adam Ingram, the former Labour MP and Minister of State. The case concerned a false allegation that Mr Ingram was responsible for making a corrupt payment to Saif Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan ruler. On 28 June, the newspaper apologised in court to Mr Ingram for publishing the allegation which it accepted was untrue. On 16 December, the newspaper published on page 2 a report of the outcome of the case, confirming that the Sunday Times had paid Mr Ingram substantial damages and agreed to pay his legal costs.

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