1:21 pm, Sun 01 Jun 2014
Pressure mounts on Fifa over Qatar 2022 World Cup
John Whittingdale, the chairman of the Commons Culture, Media and Sport select committee, has said he "does not have any confidence" in Sepp Blatter as Fifa president.
He told ITV News, "Sepp Blatter has known about these allegations for a considerable amount of time. We called upon him to act swiftly to clear up the concerns three years ago.
"Very little has been done since then and I have to say, I do not have any confidence in him as President of Fifa."
4:05 pm, Wed 26 Jun 2013
Third child abuse claims arrest
Detectives investigating historical child abuse claims in North Wales care homes have arrested the half-brother of senior Conservative MP John Whittingdale.
Charles Napier, 65, was held under a new strand of an existing investigation into alleged child abuse in the early 1980s at the Elm Guest House in Barnes, south west London.
Mr Whittingdale, 53, chairman of the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said of his half-brother's arrest:
If allegations have been made, of course I accept the police should investigate this.
8:14 pm, Thu 15 Nov 2012
ITV pay compensation to McAlpine
The chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport committee, the Conservative MP John Whittingdale, has told ITV News he "shares Lord McAlpine's view that it is unfortunate that the licence fee payer has to pay out."