Breakdown of potentially illegal payments by national newspapers

A detailed look at what each national newspaper paid private investigator Steve Whittamore for data about celebrities, politicians and ordinary members of the public.

The Daily Mail
. Credit: The Daily Mail

DAILY MAIL (INCLUDING WEEKEND MAGAZINE): SPENT £143,150 ON 1,728 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 1,285 at £65 each, spending £83,525
  • Friends and Family numbers: Requested 90 at £336 each, spending £30,240
  • Criminal record checks: Requested 3 at £500 each, spending £1,500
  • Vehicle registration: Requested 20 at £150 each, spending £3,000
  • Blags: Requested 9 at £90 each, spending £810
  • Mobile conversions: Requested 49 at £75 each, spending £3,675
  • Landline conversions: Requested 272 at £75 each, spending £20,400
The Mail on Sunday
. Credit: The Mail on Sunday

MAIL ON SUNDAY (INCLUDING NIGHT AND DAY MAGAZINE): SPENT £62,025 ON 578 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 289 at £65 each, spending £18,785
  • Friends and Family numbers: Requested 65 at £336 each, spending £21,840
  • Criminal record checks: Requested 2 at £500 each, spending £1,000
  • Vehicle registration: Requested 41 at £150 each, spending £6,150
  • Blags: Requested 45 at £90 each, spending £4,050
  • Mobile conversions: Requested 44 at £75 each, spending £3,300
  • Landline conversions: Requested 92 at £75 each, spending £6,900
The Evening Standard
. Credit: The Evening Standard

EVENING STANDARD: SPENT £29,598 ON 196 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 63 at £65 each, spending £4,095
  • Friends and Family numbers: Requested 58 at £336 each, spending £19,488
  • Criminal record checks: None requested
  • Vehicle registration: Requested 5 at £150 each, spending £750
  • Blags: Requested 1 at £90, spending £90
  • Mobile conversions: Requested 15 at £75 each, spending £1,125
  • Landline conversions: Requested 54 at £75 each, spending £4,050

PEOPLE/SUNDAY PEOPLE: SPENT £76,295 ON 1,016 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 776 at £65 each, spending £50,440
  • Friends and Family numbers: Requested 10 at £336 each, spending £3,360
  • Criminal record checks: Requested 5 at £500 each, spending £2,500
  • Vehicle registration: Requested 36 at £150 each, spending £5,400
  • Blags: Requested 28 at £90 each, spending £2,520
  • Mobile conversions: Requested 55 at £75 each, spending 4,125
  • Landline conversions: Requested 106 at £75 each, spending £7,950
Daily Mirror
. Credit: Daily Mirror

MIRROR (INCLUDING MAGAZINE): SPENT £92,081 ON 984 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 660 at £65 each, spending £42,900
  • Friends and Family numbers: Requested 41 at £336 each, spending £13,776
  • Criminal record checks: Requested 19 at £500 each, spending £9,500
  • Vehicle registration: Requested 79 at £150 each, spending £11,850
  • Blags: Requested 12 at £90 each, spending £1,080
  • Mobile conversions: Requested 44 at £75 each, spending £3,300
  • Landline conversions: Requested 129 at £75 each, spending £9,675
Sunday Mirror
. Credit: Sunday Mirror

SUNDAY MIRROR (INCLUDING MAGAZINE): SPENT £27,807 ON 151 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 70 at £65 each, spending £4,550
  • Friends and Family numbers: Requested 17 at £336 each, spending £5,712
  • Criminal record checks: Requested 29 at £500 each, spending £14,500
  • Vehicle registration: Requested 4 at £150 each, spending £600
  • Blags: Requested 8 at £90 each, spending £720
  • Mobile conversions: Requested 9 at £75 each, spending £675
  • Landline conversions: Requested 14 at £75 each, spending £1,050

RECORD: SPENT £4,080 ON 20 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 3 at £65 each, spending £195
  • Friends and Family numbers: Requested 10 at £336 each, spending £3,360
  • Criminal record checks: None requested
  • Vehicle registration: None requested
  • Blags: None requested
  • Mobile conversions: None requested
  • Landline conversions: Requested 7 at £75 each, spending £525
Daily Express
. Credit: Daily Express

EXPRESS (INCLUDING SATURDAY MAGAZINE): SPENT £13,214 ON 164 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 111 at £65 each, spending £7,215
  • Friends and Family numbers: Requested 4 at £336 each, spending £1,344
  • Criminal record checks: Requested 1 at £500 each, spending £500
  • Vehicle registration: Requested 7 at £150 each, spending £1,050
  • Blags: Requested 2 at £90 each, spending £180
  • Mobile conversions: Requested 5 at £75 each, spending £375
  • Landline conversions: Requested 34 at £75 each, spending £2,550
Sunday Express
. Credit: Sunday Express

SUNDAY EXPRESS: SPENT £10,152 ON 80 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 45 at £65 each, spending £2,925
  • Friends and Family numbers: Requested 17 at £336 each, spending £5,712
  • Criminal record checks: None requested
  • Vehicle registration: Requested 2 at £150 each, spending £300
  • Blags: Requested 1 costing £90
  • Mobile conversions: Requested 5 at £75 each, spending £375
  • Landline conversions: Requested 10 at £75 each, spending £750
News of the World
. Credit: News of the World

NEWS OF THE WORLD: SPENT £23,306 ON 240 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 123 at £65, spending £7,995
  • Friends and Family numbers: Requested 6 at £336 each, spending £2,016
  • Criminal record checks: Requested 4 at £500 each, spending 2,000
  • Vehicle registration: Requested 40 at £150 each, spending £6,000
  • Blags: Requested 18 at £90 each, spending £1,620
  • Mobile conversions: Requested 18 at £75 each, spending £1,350
  • Landline conversions: Requested 31 at £75 each, spending £2,325
The Times
. Credit: The Times

TIMES: SPENT £520 ON 6 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 2 at £65 each, spending £130
  • Friends and Family numbers: None requested
  • Criminal record checks: None requested
  • Vehicle registration: Requested 1 at £150 each, spending £150
  • Blags: Requested 1 at £90 each, spending £90
  • Mobile conversions: Requested 2 at £75 each, spending £150
  • Landline conversions: None requested
The Sunday Times
. Credit: The Sunday Times

SUNDAY TIMES: SPENT £345 ON 5 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 3 at £65 each, spending £195
  • Friends and Family numbers: None requested
  • Criminal record checks: None requested
  • Vehicle registration: None requested
  • Blags: None requested
  • Mobile conversions: Requested 2 at £75, spending £150
  • Landline conversions: None requested
The Sun
. Credit: The Sun

SUN: SPENT £1,245 ON 19 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 18 at £65 each, spending £1,170
  • Friends and Family numbers: None requested
  • Criminal record checks: None requested
  • Vehicle registration: None requested
  • Blags: None requested
  • Mobile conversions: Requested 1 at £75, spending £75
  • Landline conversions: None requested
The Observer
. Credit: The Observer

OBSERVER: SPENT £13,270 ON 201 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 182 at £65 each, spending £11,830
  • Friends and Family numbers: None requested
  • Criminal record checks: None requested
  • Vehicle registration: None requested
  • Blags: Requested 1 at £90, spending £90
  • Mobile conversions: Requested 4 at £75, spending £300
  • Landline conversions: Requested 14 at £75 each, spending £1,050

SPORT: SPENT £2,045 ON 24 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 7 at £65 each, spending £455
  • Friends and Family numbers: None requested
  • Criminal record checks: None requested
  • Vehicle registration: Requested 4 at £150 each, spending £600
  • Blags: Requested 1 at £90 each, spending £90
  • Mobile conversions: Requested 10 at £75 each, spending £750
  • Landline conversions: Requested 2 at £75 each, spending £150

SUNDAY SPORT: SPENT £215 ON 3 REQUESTS

  • Ex-directory numbers: Requested 1 at £65 each, spending £65
  • Friends and family numbers: None requested
  • Criminal record checks: None requested
  • Vehicle registration: None requested
  • Blags: None requested
  • Mobile conversions: Requested 2 at £75 each, spending £150
  • Landline conversions: None requested