Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said:
"I am disgusted by the latest allegations about the hacking of the families of fallen soldiers. If true, they represent a gross and shocking betrayal of our heroic service people and their loved ones.
"It is grotesque beyond belief that these actions are alleged to have been committed on behalf of a news organisation committed to the military covenant. It reinforces the need for the police to do their work and for a public inquiry to be swiftly established so that justice can be done and the truth established."