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Scotland Yard has confirmed nine names have been withdrawn from a controversial list of around 100 clients of rogue private detectives as they are still being investigated.
He added that five of the names relate to Operation Tuleta, the force's probe into computer hacking and other alleged privacy breaches, while four relate to other ongoing investigations.
The names of around 100 firms and individuals who allegedly used corrupt private investigators was handed from Soca to the Committee earlier this year on condition it was not published.
Nine names have been removed from a controversial list of clients of rogue private detectives on the eve of its publication as they are subject to live investigations, Scotland Yard has said.
The list, which includes law firms, insurance companies, financial services groups and celebrities, is expected to be released on Monday by the Home Affairs Select Committee.
It follows threats from chairman Keith Vaz after the director general of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) refused to release the document despite an ultimatum from MPs.