LONDON, July 17 Former News International chief
Rebekah Brooks may not appear at a British parliamentary hearing
next week following her arrest on Sunday over phone-hacking
allegations, her spokesman said.
David Wilson said Brooks would consult lawyers on whether to
attend the meeting, at which politicians planned to quiz Brooks
and her former employers Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corp
, and James Murdoch, chairman of the conglomerate's
British newspaper arm.
"I think there will clearly be some discussions between her
lawyers and the select committee on whether it is is still
sensible for her to appear," Wilson told Reuters.
Brooks is a former editor of the News of the World
newspaper, at the centre of the phone-hacking allegations, and
was chief executive of News International, News Corp's British
newspaper business. She resigned from the company on Friday.
(Reporting by Mohammed Abbas)