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Cameron Paves Way for Murdoch to Be Quizzed By Hacking Probe

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U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron laid the ground for Rupert Murdoch to be summoned to give evidence to a public inquiry into phone hacking as he sought to deal with what he called the “firestorm” over the scandal.

Cameron specifically included “proprietors” in the list of people that the inquiry, to be led by Lord Justice Brian Leveson, will have the power to summon. He said the inquiry will be in two parts: a review of press regulation to report within 12 months and an investigation into wrongdoing by press and police. The second part may be delayed by criminal proceedings.