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The members of the Joint Committee that conducted this inquiry were—

Lord Black of Brentwood

Lord Boateng

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury

Mr Ben Bradshaw MP

Mr Robert Buckland MP

The Lord Bishop of Chester

Baroness Corston

Philip Davies MP

Lord Dobbs

George Eustice MP

Paul Farrelly MP

Lord Gold

Lord Harries of Pentregarth

Lord Hollick

Martin Horwood MP

Lord Janvrin

Eric Joyce MP

Mr Elfyn Llwyd MP

Lord Mawhinney

Penny Mordaunt MP

Lord Myners

Yasmin Qureshi MP

Ms Gisela Stuart MP

Lord Thomas of Gresford

Mr John Whittingdale MP (Chair)

Nadhim Zahawi MP

Professor Eric Barendt, Emeritus Professor of Media Law at University College London, Sir Charles Gray, former High Court judge who specialised in media work, and Paul Potts CBE, former chief executive of the Press Association, were specialist advisers.

Declarations of interests

The following interests were declared—

Lord Black of Brentwood

Executive Director, Telegraph Media Group—remunerated

Chairman, Press Standards Board of Finance—remunerated

Chairman, Commonwealth press Union Media Trust—non-remunerated

Lord Boateng

Occasional reviews of newspapers for BSkyB and Sky News—honorarium

Occasional remunerated writing and broadcasting (various organisations)

Lord Dobbs

Income from writing and broadcasting—Daily Express, Associated Newspapers, BBC and Others

Lord Gold

Director, David Gold & Associates LLP

Lord Harries of Pentregarth

Occasional articles for the press and some regular broadcasting

Lord Hollick

Chief Executive Officer, United News Media plc (owner of Express newspapers) 1996-2000

Lord Janvrin

Name and private contact details found in notebooks examined by Operation Weeting police team as part of their enquiries into phone hacking

Lord Mawhinney

Patron, Peterborough United Football Club—non-remunerated

Until 30 September 2011, non-executive director, Evans Easyspace (property development)

Lord Myners

Former Chairman of Guardian Media Group plc

Sir Charles Gray, specialist adviser

Appointed by News International in June 2011 as "adjudicator" (re arbitration) in relation to claims to those whose phones have been "hacked"

Paul Potts CBE, specialist adviser

Personal friendship: John Whittingdale MP, Lord Black of Brentwood and Lord Dobbs

Occasional administrative support provided by The Daily Telegraph

Visiting Professor of Journalism, Department of Journalism, Sheffield University

Non-Executive Director of Channel 4

A full list of members' interests can be found in the Register of Lords' Interests: and in the House of Commons Register of Members' Financial Interests:

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