Operation Alice or 'Plebgate' and journalists' phone records (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0502
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many journalists' phone records were accessed by the Metropolitan Police as part of Operation Alice?

Answer

Answer for Operation Alice or 'Plebgate' and journalists' phone records (1)

Answer for Operation Alice or 'Plebgate' and journalists' phone records (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The phone records of three journalists were accessed by the MPS as part of Operation Alice.  There are now complaints being investigated by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, who will examine in detail these applications.  As such it would be inappropriate to comment further.