Deputy chairman of the Conservative Party Michael Fallon
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Michael Fallon rejects immediate Jeremy Hunt inquiry

A senior Conservative has rejected calls for an immediate inquiry into whether the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, breached the ministerial code.

The culture secretary has been under pressure since documents released to the Leveson inquiry revealed close contact between his special adviser and News Corporation during its planned takeover of satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

Michael Fallon, the deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, said the government would only consider an inquiry of its own once Mr Hunt had given his evidence to the Leveson inquiry.

He told the BBC: "What you don't want is a muddle of two inquiries going on at the same time."

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