Statement on behalf of Peter Hain regarding Operation Tuleta

Computer hacking: A spokesman for Peter Hain said:

“Earlier today Peter Hain met with Metropolitan police officers leading Operation Tuleta regarding an investigation into the alleged hacking of his official and personal computers during his time as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

I can confirm that Mr Hain has instructed the lawyer Charlotte Harris of Mishcon de Reya to act on his behalf.

Given the serious and sensitive nature of this on-going investigation, it would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage.”

Voting statistics at company AGMs

It’s the Annual General Meeting of BSyB tomorrow.

All the directors of the company are up for election, including James Murdoch. Whilst News Corp dominate the voting shares, it will be interesting to see how many votes stack up from more independent minded investors.

In the 9 months to end of Sept 2011 there were approx 2500 director elections in the FTSE350.

Of these:

2.5% of directors received a vote against their election of greater than 10%
1% received a vote against of greater than 15%
0.5% received a vote against of greather than 20%