Keith Vaz, the chairman of the Home Affairs select committee, told The Daily Telegraph: “Following his evidence last week we have recalled John Yates to give evidence following his evidence to the committee last week, and a number of activities that led to the resignation of Sir John Yates.”
Last week Mr Yates was questioned by the same committeabout the police’s handling of the hacking crisis and his own failure to reopen the investigation when new claims of illegal activity at the News of the World emerged.
Mr Yates blamed News International for failing to comply with the police investigation.
His performance, during which he admitted that he had no idea what was contained in private investigator Glenn Mulcaire’s notes, was branded “unconvincing” by committee member Keith Vaz and prompted several bouts of laughter from the panel.
The police inquiry into hacking began in 2005 and two years later Clive Goodman, the tabloid’s royal editor, and Mr Mulcaire were both jailed.