Met questioned on phone hacking and private investigators

04 July 2013


Tuesday 9 July 2013, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 2.45pm 

  • Cressida Dick, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
  • Commander Neil Basu, Metropolitan Police

Chair's comments

Committee Chairman Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP said: 

“It has been several months since the Committee last received an update from the Met on its hacking investigations – Operations Weeting, Elveden and Tuleta have collectively been going for more than six years and cost the taxpayer more than £20 million. We intend to explore progress on these operations and ask when they might reach a conclusion. We will also seek a response from the Met on Rupert Murdoch’s claim that the police have been "incompetent". Furthermore, we plan to inquire about the Met’s role in investigating hacking by private investigators outside of the newspaper industry, following up on evidence the Committee took from the Serious Organised Crime Agency earlier this week.”

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