Britain's Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt sent a “great news” message to James Murdoch on the day he was given responsibility for media competition issues, he told the inquiry into press standards today.
Details of the text – sent shortly before 1pm on December 21 2010 – emerged as Mr Hunt gave evidence at the Leveson Inquiry in London.
The message was one of a number sent by Mr Hunt to Mr Murdoch, inquiry chairman Lord Justice Leveson heard.
It read: “Great news on Brussels just Ofcom to go.”
Downing Street announced that responsibility for media competition and policy issues was passing to Mr Hunt shortly before 6pm on December 21.