Phone Hacking and the Media

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 4:16 pm on 11th July 2011.

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Photo of Louise Mensch Louise Mensch Conservative, Corby 4:16 pm, 11th July 2011

In 2003 the predecessor of the current Culture, Media and Sport Committee, of which I am a member, warned of deplorable practices in the media, including payments by journalists to the police, and called for an inquiry. Does my right hon. Friend agree that we should have had an inquiry at that time?