Rebekah Brooks: 'I never sanctioned payments to police'
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.
19 Jul 2011