3 in 5 want Hunt inquiry

David Cameron has dismissed calls for an independent inquiry into the Culture Secretary over News Corp's bid to takeover BSkyB. But 60% of people surveyed for The ITV News Index poll say they want one and 49% say he should quit.

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PM expected to answer urgent question on Hunt

by - Political Correspondent

The Prime Minister is expected to appear in the House of Commons this afternoon to answer a question as to why he is not holding a separate ministerial inquiry into the conduct of the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Labour's Ed Miliband claims that there have been at least three breaches of the Ministerial Code and insists the issue can't be dealt with by the Leveson inquiry.

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Downing St adamant Hunt does not merit two inquiries

by - Political Correspondent

The Prime Minister's spokesman insisted again today that the conduct of the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt over the BSkyB bid does not merit a separate Government inquiry, in addition to the Leveson inquiry. He said: "We do not think it makes sense to have a parallel process."

But the Minister is still under growing pressure to come clean about any contacts he had with the Murdoch empire during the process. Last week, his special adviser Adam Smith resigned after admitting he had got too close to News Corporation officials.

Hunt debate reflects 'character of the Government'

Labour leader Ed Miliband said the issue over Mr Hunt reflected on the "character of the Government" and there was "clear evidence" that he had breached the ministerial code in "at least three ways".

People need to know there is the utmost probity and integrity in the way Government is being run.

It is a pattern with this Prime Minister, particularly around News International... He resists the calls for change.

Everybody can see that the obvious thing for him to do is make this referral to Sir Alex Allan.

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