Andrew George MP: News International and BSkyB

Posted on: 7th July 2011

Commenting on the appalling revelations about phone hacking and News of the World, local MP –Andrew George – has written to both Ofcom and the Culture Secretary urging an inquiry and has called upon the Government to hand responsibility for the decision about whether News International should take over BSkyB to the Competition Commission.

Mr George said, “If the Government are promising an inquiry, then that should begin as soon as possible. In view of these revelations, Ofcom should hold an investigation themselves to ensure that News International and its owner are fit and proper operators in the market and it is clear that an independent body – such as the Competition Commission – should make the final decision about the BSkyB takeover, rather than a politician, especially in these circumstances.”





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