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Rebekah Brooks: 'I never sanctioned payments to police'

19 July 2011 Last updated at 19:06 BST

The former chief executive of News International Rebekah Brooks, has told MPs she "never knowingly sanctioned payments to a police officer".

Mrs Brooks was asked whether payments to the police were widespread across newspapers or confined to News International.

She said a 2003 statement to MPs that she had referred to a "widely held belief" as opposed to practice, she explains.