Interesting article in the Critic magazine raises the question "Who notified the Sunday Telegraph? - "Mea Culpa". I told a member of the 1922 Committee that the rules could be changed and sent a copy to them, at the same time copying in the Sunday Telegraph. They then took it up with Lords Hamilton and Spicer. The rest is history. Ironically the Rules were sent to me after my request to Gavin Barwell for a copy in 2005, at the time of the Leadership contest involving David Cameron.
After the Telegraph article I was inundated by MPs and journalists for a copy of the Rules. I did not realize they were so restricted!