MPs to publish report on phone hacking
James Murdoch is one of the focal points of a report set to be published on phone hacking
Also In The News
Storms look set to continue over much of Britain.
Tuesday, 01, May 2012 10:18
By Mark Fordham
A report by MPs into alleged phone hacking by journalists at the now defunct News of the World is due to be published later.
The cross-party Commons Media Committee questioned journalists and their bosses at the newspaper, along with members of the police and lawyers for hacking victims.
Its report is set to focus on the role of James Murdoch who denied all knowledge of wrongdoing at the publication, as well as other former News International executives.
The committee began its inquiry into the allegations in the wake of fresh revelations about the extent of hacking, with one of the reported victims said to have been murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler.
More than 6,000 possible victims have been indentified thus far and the police have made a number of arrests in connection with an investigation that reopened in January of last year.
"We have been looking at whether Parliament was misled and who did so if that was the case," head of the media committee John Whittingdale told the BBC's Daily Politics last week.