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Bill Cash leads parliamentary effort to include BBC and broadcast media in Leveson inquiry

By Tim Montgomerie
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CASH WILLIAM Bill Cash MP has assembled a variety of powerful backbench voices in support of his argument that "the terms of reference of the Leveson inquiry must be extended to the whole media, including sound, visual and social media and include blagging and other unethical or illegal practices and not confined to “phone hacking”."

John Whittingdale, Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, and Keith Vaz, Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, are two of thirteen Chairmen supporting Mr Cash's belief that we need an enquiry that doesn't treat one part of the media differently from any other.

Mr Cash commented:

"Without having a comprehensive terms of reference covering all the media, the terms of reference would fail to treat all those in media management and ownerships and the journalists and others who work within that framework and those who are employed by them (e.g. private investigators, etc), as different from one another."

His supporters include:

  1. Afriyie, Adam
  2. Arbuthnot, James
  3. Begg, Anne
  4. Betts, Clive
  5. Brady, Graham
  6. Bruce, Malcolm
  7. Bryant, Chris
  8. Cash, William
  9. Dodds, Nigel
  10. Engel, Natascha
  11. Francis, Hywel
  12. Goldsmith, Zac
  13. Hodge, Margaret
  14. Jenkin, Bernard
  15. Lloyd, Tony
  16. Miller, Andrew
  17. Ottaway, Richard
  18. Robertson, Angus
  19. Robertson, Laurence
  20. Vaz, Keith
  21. Walley, Joan
  22. Whittingdale, John.


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