Miliband – ‘Ofcom must come to its own conclusions’
The culture, media and sport select committee report into phone-hacking was published today and concluded that Rupert Murdoch is ‘not a fit person’ to run a media company.
Speaking after the publication of the report Miliband said the following:
“I think now what needs to happen is the regulator, Ofcom, and it is a matter for them, needs to come to its own conclusions.”
Ofcom are looking into whether executives of BSkyB are ‘fit and proper’ to hold a broadcast licence following the phone-hacking scandal which engulfed News International, subsidiary of News Corporation. News Corp have a 39.1% stake in BSkyB.
“We have a duty under the Broadcasting Acts 1990 and 1996 to be satisfied that any person holding a broadcasting licence is, and remains, fit and proper to hold those licences.” – Ofcom