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Committee calls Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks

12 July 2011

The Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has today decided to call Chair and CEO of News Corporation Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation Europe and Asia James Murdoch, and Chief Executive of News International Rebekah Brooks to give evidence on developments in phone hacking, following up on an earlier report by its predecessor committee.

John Whittingdale MP, Chair of the committee said

"In light of the extraordinary developments this week around phone hacking, serious questions have arisen about the evidence given to the Committee by a number of witnesses in its previous inquiry into press standards, libel and privacy. In particular James Murdoch has said that Parliament was misled. That is a very serious matter that we will not allow to go unquestioned. We are therefore today calling James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, and Rebekah Brooks to appear before us next week."

The committee expects a response by Thursday, 14 July 2011.

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