Phone Hacking

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has concluded its inquiry into News International and phone-hacking and published its report.

Correspondence published as part of this inquiry is available through the news items listed below.


The Committee's report on News International and phone-hacking was published on 1 May 2012 as the Eleventh Report of Session 2010-12, HC 903.

Oral and written evidence has been published.

Oral evidence

10 November 2011 - transcript (PDF PDF 177 KB)

Witness: James Murduch

24 October 2011- transcript

Witness: Les Hinton, Former Executive Chairman, News International

19 October 2011 - transcript

Witnesses: Julian Pike, Partner, Farrer & Co; Mark Lewis, Partner, Taylor Hampton Solicitors

6 September 2011- transcript

Witnesses: Jonathan Chapman, former Director of Legal Affairs, News International, and Daniel Cloke, former Group HR Director, News International; Tom Crone, former Legal Manager, News Group Newspapers, and Colin Myler, former Editor, News of the World

19 July 2011 - transcript

Witnesses: Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch; Rebekah Brooks

24 March 2011 - transcript

Witness: John Yates QPM, Acting Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service



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