Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday 13 July announcing an independent public inquiry into phone hacking and other illegal practices in the British press.
Leader of the Opposition, Edward Miliband, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition. Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.
Public inquiry into phone hacking
David Cameron announced that the phone hacking inquiry will be split into two parts, with an investigation into the wrongdoing of the press and police, including the failure of the first police inquiry, and a full review of the regulation of the press.
Further information about the inquiry can be found on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport website.
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Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements usually relate to matters of policy or government actions.
At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.
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