By Marcus Leach

Rupert and James Murdoch have both been summonsed to stand before MPs and answer questions relating to the phone-hacking scandal.

The pair had been asked to appear before MPs on Tuesday, however, due to technicalities, and the fact they are both US citizens, there is no way of ensuring they will attend.

Rupert Murdoch declined a request to attend the media committee at the Commons, whilst his son, James, has said he will go on another date.

However, Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International, has said she will attend.

In other developments relating to the phone-hacking scandal a 60-year-old man has been arrested. Reports from the [BBC[/i] suggest the man in question is Neil Wallis, former executive editor at News of the World.

He has been arrested, and will face questioning, on the suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications.

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