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SOCA rogue detective list row

The director of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), Trevor Pearce, is being urged to publish a document listing clients of rogue private investigators. MP Keith Vaz said he would publish the list by midday today if Mr Pearce did not.

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Information Commissioner faces MPs over SOCA list

The Information Commissioner has been called to give evidence to MPs over the publication of a controversial list of clients of rogue private investigators. Christopher Graham will appear before the Home Affairs Select Committee tomorrow.

Christopher Graham urged 'patience' on the part of the Home Affairs Select Committee Credit: Press Association.

Speaking last night, Mr Vaz said:

"Following representations that the Committee has received from the Information Commissioner we have called him to give evidence to the Committee on Tuesday.

"We will hear his views on the issue of the publication of the Soca list and related matters."

SOCA provided Mr Vaz's committee with the list - containing 102 firms and individuals, including blue chip companies, law firms and financial services groups - on condition that the names are not revealed, sparking a row over transparency.

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