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Bill Presented: Data Protection Bill [Lords] (5 Mar 2018)

Andrew Slaughter: ...members of the Government and senior people in the press—and the paucity of such meetings with the victims—speak for themselves. We have not got to the bottom of the hacking and data scandals at the News of the World, the Mirror Group titles and other newspapers. This issue does not affect only the newspapers of the right or of the left; it affects newspapers across the...

Leveson Inquiry Update - Statement (1 Mar 2018)

Lord Soley: ...Conservative party members in recent times, when the pressure was on the press. We talk of press freedom, but can the Minister respond to this point? This all came about because of the abuse by the News of the World, a newspaper with a 187-year history and a readership of more than 3 million. During the course of that 187 years, it did some extremely good investigative journalism, holding...

Leveson Inquiry (1 Mar 2018)

Tom Watson: ...of phone hacking in this statement today, the Secretary of State is trying to ensure that they never will be. I ask him this question: if it is revealed that the criminality that took place at the News of the World extended to other newspapers, will he reconsider his position? The last thing the Murdoch empire, the Rothermere empire, the Barclay brothers’ empire or the Mirror Group...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (3rd Day) (10 Jan 2018)

Lord Pannick: ...past few years, editors and journalists have gone to prison for criminal offences related to breaches of data protection. Editors and journalists have lost their jobs in relation to such matters. A prominent newspaper, the News of the World, was closed down. Newspaper groups have paid tens of millions of pounds—perhaps more—in damages and costs. This Bill will create a...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (13 Dec 2017)

Lord Pannick: ...individuals have justifiably brought civil claims against the newspaper groups concerned. They have recovered and are continuing to recover very large sums in damages, and no doubt rightly so. The News of the World closed down because of its conduct and individuals went to prison in circumstances where they broke the criminal law. That is the answer. No one is suggesting that terrible...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (6th Day) (22 Nov 2017)

Baroness Hollins: ...newspapers even rehired private investigators who had been convicted of illegal data handling. This is not ancient history. The judge in the Mirror hacking civil trial ruled that the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and the News of the World used an entirely different set of private investigators hundreds, if not thousands, of times to steal phone billing data and “reverse phone...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (6 Nov 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: ...down in order to roast the pig. Everyone would also agree, including the noble Lord, Lord Black, that freedom of expression and press freedom are not absolute rights; they carry responsibilities. The fate of the News of the World and the journalists convicted of gross abuses of privacy are examples of the need for effective regulation of the press and a fair balance between competing...

Sky/Fox Merger (12 Sep 2017)

Tom Watson: ...allegations of criminality at The Sun newspaper, ensuring that James Murdoch will not have to appear in court later this year. Those 17 cases are just the first tranche of 91 new claims of phone hacking and illegality in obtaining information against The Sun and News of the World. This story is far from over, even if we will read little about it in the pages of the Murdochs’...

Fox-Sky Merger (20 Jul 2017)

Ed Miliband: ..., and that of my right hon. and hon. colleagues, is that Ofcom’s approach is flawed and that she needs to do what it did not, which is to look at the evidence—including the evidence about Fox and the News of the World—on the basis of the right legal threshold; look at the evidence about James Murdoch, which she asked it to do and it failed to do; and, indeed, look at the...

21ST Century Fox/Sky Merger (29 Jun 2017)

Michael Fabricant: I remind the House that it was not just the News of the World that was guilty of phone hacking; The Mirror was found guilty too. Back to the subject of evidence, and following on from the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Henley (John Howell), the Secretary of State will know that a number of identical emails have come, quite properly, from organisations such as 38 Degrees. In her...

Sky/21ST Century Fox: Merger (16 Mar 2017)

Tom Watson: ...of him as a chief executive officer and chairman”, contained this important caveat: “The evidence available to date does not provide a reasonable basis to find that” he “knew of widespread wrongdoing or criminality at” News of the World. The reason for that lack of evidence was that Ofcom did not have the power to gather the evidence it needed. Just a few...

Sky and 21st Century Fox: Proposed Merger - Statement (6 Mar 2017)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...in her letter, she considered that a number of relevant matters warranted further investigation, including facts that led to the Leveson inquiry, for example, and the question of corporate governance at the News of the World. It will be open to Ofcom to look at all relevant areas—none are being ruled out in this context. The ultimate question will be whether the bidder shows a...

Sky/21ST Century Fox: Proposed Merger (6 Mar 2017)

Tom Watson: ...Member for Mitcham and Morden (Siobhain McDonagh), from which private information was taken unlawfully by Sun journalists at the request of several Sun executives. The former editor and the former head of legal affairs at News of the World were held in contempt of Parliament for lying to a Select Committee during its investigation into phone hacking. The Standards and Privileges Committee...

Policing and Crime Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments (18 Jan 2017)

Lord Paddick: ...Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, I met with the family of Milly Dowler. The Sunday before that series of meetings took place, Mr Dowler received a phone call from Surrey Police to tell him that the News of the World had told Surrey Police at the time of Milly Dowler’s disappearance that it had hacked into Milly Dowler’s voicemail and retrieved information from it. Surrey...

Policing and Crime Bill: Inquiry into complaints alleging corrupt relationships between police and newspaper organisations (10 Jan 2017)

Chris Bryant: ...working for News International, they went back to work for the Metropolitan police. There was a revolving door. On the very day that the police decided not to continue with the investigation into what had happened at the News of the World, the leading investigator was having dinner with Rebekah Brooks. We do not know all the facts because Lord Justice Leveson rightly said, “I cannot...

Policing and Crime Bill - Report (30 Nov 2016)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: ...not what was promised to the Hillsborough families or to other victims of press and police collusion or corruption. In the light of the conviction of Mazher Mahmood, the findings of the Hillsborough Independent Panel, the finding that News of the World executives lied to a Select Committee and the apparent continuation of what we might, kindly, call business as usual at some larger...

Investigatory Powers Bill: Civil liability for certain unlawful interceptions (1 Nov 2016)

Chris Bryant: ..., this is a question of keeping faith. Promises were made to the victims of phone hacking and press intrusion: people such as the family of the murdered schoolgirl Millie Dowler, whose voicemail messages were hacked by the News of the World, giving her family the desperate false hope that their daughter was still alive; people such as the family of Madeleine McCann, whose mother Kate said...

Privileges (27 Oct 2016)

Damian Collins: I wish to say a few words as a member of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee during the inquiry in the last Parliament into phone hacking at the News of the World. First, the case against Tom Crone and Colin Myler is compelling. It is based not on one evidence session where there may have been a slip of the tongue or a piece of misleading information given; this was a systematic attempt to...

Points of Order: [2nd Day] (14 Jul 2016)

Kirsten Oswald: ..., make sure you do it in plain sight so that no one can accuse you of concealing anything—except the truth. It is instructive to remember who the cheerleaders for Blair’s action were. The inquiry notes that an editorial in the News of the World claimed that the dossier would be as devastating as it was vital, and show that Saddam had enough chemical and biological stocks to...

Investigatory Powers Bill - Committee (1st Day) (11 Jul 2016)

Lord Strasburger: ...reproduces the RIPA Section 1 criminal offence of phone hacking, of which the Prime Minister’s director of communications, Andy Coulson—among others—was convicted when he was editor of the News of the World. I invite the House to support the amendment in this group proposed by the noble Baroness, Lady Hollins, which provides access to justice for victims of phone hacking...


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