Jeremy Hunt writes to Ofcom for advice on the BSkyB takeover bid
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written a letter to regulator Ofcom seeking advice on the BSkyB takeover bid from News Corporation. It is also thought he he has written to the Office of Fair Trading. Jeremy Hunt had previously refused to seek any advice from regulatory bodies over the issues, although in the wake of the phone hacking scandal has now decided to do so.
Police are continuing their investigations into News International, which is owned by News Corporation. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch is in the UK and has met with Rebekah Brooks. Brooks has refused to resign as Chief Executive of News International after allegations last week that under her editorship of News of the World, a private investigator hacked the phone of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler.
It has been reported this morning that Rebekah Brooks will be questioned by police sometime this week, but as a witness only. Brooks has always insisted that she did not know what was going on in relation to the phone hacking of Milly Dowler’s voicemail messages.