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Brooks to be questioned by parliament over hacking

But what will Rupert and James Murdoch do?

Rebekah Brooks
Rebekah Brooks
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REBEKAH BROOKS IS to answer questions put by a parliamentary committee regarding the News International phone hacking scandal.

The chief executive of News International will appear before the House of Commons select committee on culture, media and sport on Tuesday at 2.30pm.

The Guardian has published letters from both Murdochs sent to the chairman of the committee John Whittingdale in which James offers alternative dates in August when he can attend but Rupert says he cannot but that he is “fully prepared to give evidence to the forthcoming judge-led public inquiry” which was announced by prime minister David Cameron yesterday.

A summons from the House of Commons will be issued to both Murdochs to appear but as US citizens they are not obligated to do so. What happens next is unclear.

Earlier: Another arrest with calls for US probe and Murdoch to face questions >

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