The MetropolitanPolice did not see a controversial list of dozens of firms and individualslinked to rogue private investigators until last week, it was revealed today.
The list was compiled by the Serious Organised Crime Agency, which is coming under pressure from the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee to publish the names of those found to have used investigators to obtain private information.
Committee chairmanKeith Vaz said it was "very surprising" that the list was not sharedwith the Met, which is carrying out inquiries into allegations of phone-hacking, illicit payments to public officialsand computer-hacking by journalists, some linked to private investigators.
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