14 & 15 December
The former News of the World editor told the Inquiry that he feared there were "bombs under the newsroom floor" in the form of a history of illegal practices at the paper when he took over from Andy Coulson in 2007, following the jailing of royal editor Clive Goodman.
Referring to these ‘bombs’, he said: “I didn't know where they were and I didn't know when they were going to go off.
"That was my own view. But trying to get the evidence or establishing the evidence that sadly the police already had was another matter."
He is now known to have sent an email to James Murdoch in 2008 discussing how NOTW hacking went further than Goodman or Mulcaire.