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James Murdoch returns to the culture select committee

News International chairman James Murdoch has told MPs he had not been made aware of details suggesting phone hacking went beyond Clive Goodman - the former News of the World royal reporter jailed in 2007 - when he authorised a large out-of-court settlement to footballer's union leader Gordon Taylor in June 2008.

He was recalled to give further evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on 10 November 2011, following concerns over the evidence he gave during a previous hearing in July with his father Rupert Murdoch.

During the hearing, Labour's Tom Watson said News International was facing a series of allegations around hacking and told him: "You must be the first mafia boss in history who didn't know he was running a criminal enterprise."

Mr Murdoch responded that the comment was "inappropriate".

The row over phone hacking by journalists has led to the closure of the News of the World newspaper, and wider questions about press regulation, media ownership, the police, and relationships between politicians and journalists.

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