Phone Hacking

Part of Business of the House (Today) – in the House of Commons at 2:04 pm on 6th July 2011.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve The Attorney-General 2:04 pm, 6th July 2011

As the right hon. Lady knows, there are mechanisms for inquiries into the conduct of the police to be referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and for the IPCC to bring in outside police officers to investigate. As for the News of the World, how it wishes to co-operate with the police in their inquiries is entirely a matter for the News of the World itself. I would not therefore quite join her in saying that the News of the Worldis investigating itself. My understanding is that the News of the Worldhas appointed independent counsel to try to provide—[ Interruption .] No, I am sorry, but what the News of the Worldchooses to do is a matter for it.

The inquiry that is taking place is a criminal investigation conducted by the police into serious criminal allegations. The question as to how that is responded to by any organisation or individual is a matter for them. I draw neither assurance nor reassurance from the manner in which they choose to do it.


Jean James
Posted on 7 Jul 2011 2:42 pm (Report this annotation)

The IPCC is a joke and does not fool the public. Get the FBI or Europol to investigate and stop the tomfoolery.