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 July 21, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S.

Tory communications boss Andy Coulson has assured MPs that he played no part in either condoning or facilitating phone hacking while editor of the News of the World.

Coulson quit as NoTW editor in 2007 after the paper’s royal correspondent, Clive Goodman, and a private investigator accomplice, Glen Mulcaire, were jailed for hacking into the voicemail inboxes of Royal aides. Coulson told the Commons’ Culture and Media Committee of MPs on Tuesday that he resigned even though he didn’t know about Goodman’s illegal action, because as editor he bore “ultimate responsibility” for what his staff did.

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