Phone hacking debate

MPs are to hold a three-hour emergency debate on phone hacking today following increasingly shocking allegations about who was targeted in the scandal.

News of the World targets are said to include murdered school children Jessica Chapman, Holly Wells, and Milly Dowler, along with the bereaved families of those who died in the 7/7 bombings.

The debate was authorised by the speaker John Bercow following a request from Labour MP Chris Bryant, who believes himself to have been a victim of phone hacking.

David Cameron is also likely to face difficult questions regarding his judgement as he hired Andy Coulson, former News of the World editor, following his resignation from the paper due to the scandal.


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