Phone hacking: Culture, Media and Sport Committee: key people and questions
Chairman and CEO of News Corporation
“You can’t be an outsider and be successful without leaving scar tissue around the place”
Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corp (International)
"The Company paid out-of-court settlements... I now know that I did not have a complete picture when I did so"
Former Chief Executive of News International
“We have paid the police for information in the past”
John Whittingdale, chairman (Con)
Accused of warning committee members over forcing Brooks to testify
Tom Watson (Lab)
Outspoken critic of phone hacking and long-term anti-News International campaigner
Paul Farrelly (Lab)
Former journalist with Reuters, Independent on Sunday and Observer
Thérèse Coffey (Con)
Phd in chemistry, accountant and former property finance manager at the BBC
Louise Mensch (Con)
Formerly Louise Bagshawe, author of bestselling “chick lit” novels
Damian Collins (Con)
Former advertising executive who only became MP last year
Philip Davies (Con)
One time bookmaker and Asda cashier, elected to Parliament in 2005
Alan Keen (Lab)
Former soldier and football scout, forced to repay £1,500 in MP's expenses
Adrian Sanders (Lib Dem)
Occasional rock music disc jockey, opened complete expenses file to local paper
Jim Sheridan (Lab)
Former shipyard worker and local newspaper printer
TEN KEY QUESTIONS
Which News International executives were aware of the commercial relationship between Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator, and staff at the News of the World?
Apart from Mulcaire, were other private investigators employed by NI newspapers, and were any other potentially illegal methods used?
Who signed off the payments to police officers and private investigators, worth an estimated £100,000 a year to Mulcaire alone?
Were either of the Murdochs or Rebekah Brooks made aware at the time of claims that reporters at NoW had illegally accessed phones between 2003 and 2007, with the knowledge of news executives?
Who was responsible for the NI review in 2007 that concluded the firm had no new evidence of illegal activity?
Did Les Hinton, the former head of NI, know that phone hacking was allegedly being carried out by several reporters, contrary to his 2009 claims that it was limited to one rogue member of staff?
Did David Cameron ask NI executives for more information on the background of Andy Coulson?
What did James Murdoch know of the background to the £700,000 payout by News International to Gordon Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association? Why did he sign it off without complete information?
Who was involved in the decision to hand over emails to the Met Police in January 2011 which sparked a new police investigation? Why were they not handed over earlier?
Was ex NOTW deputy editor Neil Wallis still on the NI payroll during the period between 2009 and 2010 that he was working with the Met? Was he in regular contact with NI staff at the time?
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