As it happened: Jeremy Hunt testifies at Leveson Inquiry

Key points

  • Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has spent about six hours giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London.
  • Mr Hunt has defended his handling of News Corp's bid to take over BSkyB, saying he had been sympathetic to the deal but set this aside when made responsible for ruling on it.
  • Following Mr Hunt's testimony, Downing Street has announced that he had "acted properly" and the PM would "not be referring his case to the adviser on the ministerial code".

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Reporting:

  • Sarah Bell 
  • Stephen Robb 

Last updated 31 May 2012

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