Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP
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Jeremy Hunt 'did not know details' of emails

25 April 2012 Last updated at 13:47 BST

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has told the House of Commons he did not know the details of email correspondence sent between his special advisor and James Murdoch's office.

Mr Hunt said his special advisor, Adam Smith, was authorised to be the point of contact between his department and News Corporation, but he had no knowledge of what was said.

Mr Smith has resigned after accepting the contact with News Corp had gone too far.