- Published: Wednesday, 06 July 2011 13:00
- Written by Jonathan Walker
Newsnight's Michael Crick is reporting that former Sutton Coldfield MP Norman Fowler might lead an inquiry into phone hacking. Lord Fowler was a Cabinet Minister under Margaret Thatcher, and Conservative Party Chairman under John Major. He was also chairman of the Birmingham Post newspapers for five years.
In the House of Lords yesterday, he made his thoughts about recent developments clear - and urged the Government to commit itself to "an independent inquiry looking at all the evidence"
He said: "I declare an interest in that I was once a journalist, but my view of the press is that newspapers are there to expose injustice and abuse of power, not to illegally intrude into the private lives of the public.