BBC News – MPs ‘held back’ on inquiry into phone-hacking
MPs held back in an inquiry into phone-hacking allegations for fear that their own private lives could be targeted, a former MP has claimed.
The allegation was made by Adam Price, a former member of the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, who stood down as a Plaid Cymru MP in May.
He told Channel Four News they decided not to force bosses of the News of the World newspaper to attend hearings.
The chairman of the committee has rejected Mr Price’s claim.
John Whittingdale told the BBC there was no truth in the claim that the committee “backed off or were soft” on senior managers at the New of the World’s owners, News International.