Phone Hacking

British MPs to Be Questioned Under Oath in Phone Hacking

British members of Parliament will be questioned under oath by a judge as part of Prime Minister David Cameron’s inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal at News Corp. The judge will be able to call politicians, police, and members of the press as part of the inquiry—and their answers will also be under oath. Cameron’s former press secretary, Andy Coulson, was arrested last week for his role in News of the World's phone hacking, and Cameron announced an official inquiry into the government’s role in the hacking. In an extraordinary measure, Cameron joined with Labour leader Ed Miliband and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg to unite against News Corp.’s proposed $19 billion takeover of broadcaster BSkyB.