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Ex-Tory MP Harvey Proctor questioned by police

Former Tory MP Harvey Proctor has been questioned for a second time by detectives investigating historical allegations of child sex abuse.

Former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor. Credit: Louis Hollingsbee/PA Wire

Mr Proctor was interviewed under caution by Metropolitan Police officers as part of Operation Midland, which was launched following allegations of a VIP paedophile ring.

Scotland Yard, who did not name Mr Proctor, said a man in his 60s had attended an interview by appointment earlier today and had not been arrested.

Mr Proctor has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, and has previously expressed "disbelief and disgust" at what he described as "the growing paranoia among various police 'organisations"' in relation to such investigations.

The former MP - who left Parliament in 1987 after pleading guilty to acts of gross indecency - has called a press conference for tomorrow at which he is expected to criticise police once more.

Scottish Labour pledges 'fresh start' on business

New Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale is to pledge a "fresh start" to the relationship between the party and business leaders, encouraging investment in education and skills.

Kezia Dugdale, the new Scottish Labour leader, will call for a fresh start between the party and business Credit: PA

Meeting with leading industry figures in Glasgow today, Ms Dugdale is expected to say that tackling inequality in schools is the key to securing Scotland's economic future.

This can be done, she will add, by giving students from all backgrounds an equal chance to compete for vital jobs in the finance, IT, science, engineering and low carbon technology sectors.

For too many kids in Scotland today how much money their parents earn determines their ability to get on in life, rather than their potential, work rate and ambition.

That's not just holding young people back, it's bad for business and Scotland's economy. Investing in education and skills today will pay dividends in the decades to come.

– Kezia Dugdale planned speech
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