Investigations began after it was revealed that the phone of missing schoolgirl Millie Dowler had been hacked. It was revealed that journalists had broken into her voicemail and deleted messages, giving her parents false hope. Since then, the Leveson inquiry has been investigating more widespread press issues.
This new report will bring it back to the News of the World, considering the role of James Murdoch, the former head of the newspaper, who denied any knowledge of wrongdoing at the paper.
He claims that he didn’t properly read an email that had been sent to him, suggesting there was far more phone hacking at the newspaper than first thought. Mr Murdoch gave evidence alongside his father Rupert, who was attacked at one point by a spectator with a plate of foam. Murdoch Jnr denied any knowledge of wrongdoing but took his “share” of responsibility.
It is expected that the report will focus more on other News of the World executives, criticising their conduct at the newspaper and accusing them of “misleading” the media committee.
Last week, the man who headed up the media committee, Conservative MP John Whittingdale, told the BBC, "We have been looking at whether Parliament was misled and who did so if that was the case.”
Despite initially claiming that the hacking was the work of just one rogue reporter, News International have now paid out in dozens of civil cases relating to hacking, while police have identified up to 6,000 potential victims.