Statement on the Leveson Inquiry

26 April 2012

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Hunt, made a statement in the House of Commons on 25 April on the Leveson Inquiry.

Leveson Inquiry

Following evidence published by the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport explained to MPs his role in adjudicating News Corporation's bid to takeover BSkyB last year.

The evidence published by the Leveson Inquiry consited of emails between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and News Corporation while the Secretary of State was ruling on whether the bid should go ahead.

Further information about the Leveson Inquiry can be found on the inquiry website.

Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Harriet Harman, 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. Also find current parliamentary material on Media in the Topics and News sections.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally 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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