Hunt's 'great news' for Murdoch

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.

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.

More in this section

IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox