Urgent Question: Sunday Times allegations relating to the Leveson Inquiry

07 March 2018

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson, asked an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on allegations of blagging at the Sunday Times and Leveson part two.

The question was responded to by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock, who claimed the Government were committed to the future of a vibrant, free and independent press.

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