South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the move by the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust to review its maternity and neonatal services.
Mr Farron said the inquiry is "an overdue but welcome step forward to get justice for victims" of past failings.
"This inquiry is overdue and is something we have called for over many months in meetings with the trust and with health ministers.
"I think it is vital we get to the truth of what happened and that people are held accountable for their actions. I want this review to be serious, rigorous and fair so I look forward to seeing the terms of reference.
– Tim Farron MP, Lib Dem, Westmorland and Lonsdale
“I do not want this report to be a whitewash, it must be fair and honest and the trust must be prepared to hold their hands up and admit major failings. I_ will make sure that this report lands on health ministers' desks and I will continue to press for an external and public inquiry after the police have finished their investigations.”_