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News Corp Executives Reportedly Called to Appear Before Parliament in Phone Hacking Scandal

 

Rupert Murdoch, his son James and a News International executive have reportedly been called to appear before a Parliament committee regarding the ongoing phone hacking scandal.

The News Corp chairman, his son and Rebekah Brooks could be questioned in Westminster as early as next Tuesday, Sky News reports.

Members of Parliament on the Culture, Media and Sport select committee want to ask Brooks about her knowledge of alleged payments to the police by the company's newspapers, Labour's Tom Watson told Sky News.

The committee also wants to quiz James Murdoch on his involvement "in authorizing payments to silence" the Professional Footballers' Association boss Gordon Taylor after his phone was hacked.

Watson said Rupert Murdoch also owes the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler an apology after the News of the World allegedly hacked her cellphone after she was abducted.

Meanwhile, a top policeman has responded to criticism that he failed to uncover the full extent of newspaper phone hacking, saying demands he resign "are unfair."

Assistant Commissioner John Yates assessed the original 2006 inquiry into the practice for several hours in 2009, but ruled there was nothing further worth acting upon, Sky News reports.

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