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COMMONS CHAMBER 9.30am: Environment, food and rural affairs questions (topicals at 10.05am) 10:15am: Church Commissioners, Public Accounts Commission and Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission questions 10.30am: Business st... Continue to article
John Whittingdale said the evidence of corruption in the World Cup bidding process was mounting. “This is a story that just keeps going. We originally had an investigation when allegations were made by Lord Triesman, who was then the cha... Continue to article
Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband makes an announcement on Labour's plans to protect agency workers Home Secretary Theresa May announces new anti-terrorism plans in a speech in London Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond meets with ... Continue to article
John Whittingdale called for an investigation into the relationship between the News of the World journalist Mazher Mahmood, known as the 'fake sheikh,' and the police. “Now it appears that not only was entrapment involved but there m... Continue to article
John Redwood has described some of the tactics used to lobby MPs as “insidious”. Referring to campaign groups that encourage people to send identical messages to their MPs, Mr Redwood recalled occasions on which he had replied to the co... Continue to article
The leading candidate to replace Mark Thompson as director general of the BBC has been accused by Tory MPs of having a conflict of interest.
Ofcom chief executive Ed Richards is believed to have applied for the post, but is also running an inquiry into whether the definition of the 'plurality' of media organisations should include the corporation.
John Whittingdale, chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said that if Richards is indeed a candidate for the post "he should not be making or taking any decisions about plurality and the BBC".
Graham Brady, who was hostile to the establishment of the Con-Lib coalition, has been elected as the new chairman of the Conservative Party 1922 Committee. Two MPs considered independent-minded right-wingers - Charles Walker and John Whittingdale - were elected vice-chairmen.
Tom Watson has been told to step down from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee by its Chairman, after Ed Miliband promoted him to the Shadow Cabinet. Mr Watson, who was instrumental in questioning the Murdochs about the scandal, was promoted to Deputy Chair of the Labour Party in a Shadow Cabinet reshuffle. Conservative MP John Whittingdale, who is also the committee Chairman, said parliamentary convention dictated that members of the shadow cabinet should not sit on backbench committees.
30/11/2014 on Murnaghan, Sky News
20/11/2014 on The World at One, BBC Radio 4
24/06/2014 on Newsnight, BBC Two
12/04/2014 on Week in Westminster, BBC Radio 4
04/03/2014 on BBC News
24/02/2014 on Daily Politics, BBC Two
Summaries and transcripts from TV and radio
19/12/2014 on Pool clip
19/12/2014 on World at One, BBC Radio 4
19/12/2014 on Daily Politics, BBC Two