DAC Sue Akers:
The Met's deputy assistant commissioner told the Inquiry that Operation Elveden, into illegal payments made by journalists to police officers, will shortly grow to 61 officers.
When Akers took the stand 14 people had already been arrested, including three police officers. Five Sun journalists – its deputy editor, chief reporter, chief foreign correspondent, deputy news editor and picture editor – and two Ministry of Defence officials and a Surrey police officer) were arrested on 11 February.
Akers told the inquiry that in the second half of last year Elveden had been focusing mainly on journalists at the News of the World.
Operation Weeting, the phone-hacking investigation, is currently staffed with 90 officers, but 35 are solely dealing with victims already identified.
She said the reason more journalists had been arrested than police officers was because journalists were protecting sources of their information.
The third inquiry, Operation Tuleta, set up to investigate computer hacking, was described as still at the "scoping" stage. However, Ms Akers said the Met was preparing to launch Tuleta as a full investigation. She described Operation Weeting as "nearer the finishing line than the starting gun" and said she was "less confident" on Tuleta being nearer the end than the beginning.