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David Cameron is facing demands for a full review into child abuse amid concerns about the disappearance of a file on alleged paedophile activity at Westminster in the 1980s.
The Prime Minister has ordered a fresh review by the most senior official at the Home Office into what happened to the dossier handed to the then home secretary Lord Brittan by the Conservative MP Geoffrey Dickens in 1983.
Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said the move did not go far enough and called for a full investigation into all the allegations of historic child abuse.
Labour MP Simon Danczuk, who carried out an investigation into abuse by the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith and who raised the issue of what happened to the Dickens' file at a hearing of the Commons Home Affairs Committee, also said there needed to be a full public inquiry.
An independent review of all the papers relating to historical allegations of abuse concluded the Home Office "acted appropriately," a spokesman said.
Labour's Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has backed the Prime Minister calls to find the missing abuse dossier and called for a proper investigation into the allegations of child abuse not being acted upon by the Home Office.
She said: "We have not had answers from the Home Secretary. The Prime Minister should ensure that the action now taken by the Home office amounts to a proper investigation into what happened and also that Theresa May publish the full review conducted in 2013."
She added: “We also need assurance that the police have been given full information now and are investigating any abuse allegations or crimes that may have been committed.
Cooper also called for an overarching review led by child protection experts to draw together the results from different cases, investigations and institutional inquiries.
David Cameron has put pressure on the most senior official at the Home Office to find out what happened to a missing dossier of alleged paedophile activity at Westminster in the 1980s.
The Prime Minister said he understood the concerns that had been raised about the missing file which was handed to the then home secretary Leon (now Lord) Brittan by the Conservative MP Geoffrey Dickens.
"That's why I've asked the permanent secretary at the Home Office (Mark Sedwill) to do everything he can to find answers to all of these questions and to make sure we can reassure people about these events," he said.
It is "regrettable" that a dossier from the 1980s detailing allegations of paedophile activity in Westminster has gone missing, the Deputy Children's Commissioner for England has said.
Sue Berelowitz told ITV News, "Every possible action needs to be taken to try and find it and find out the truth, because the truth is important for protecting children."
Nick Clegg has told Good Morning Britain that a public inquiry into allegations of historical child abuse in Westminster would be "no surrogate" for a full police investigation.
Asked if he would like to see an inquiry launched, the Deputy Prime Minister said: "I'm like everybody, I just want the truth to come out and justice to be done".
"When we're dealing with allegations of such a serious criminal nature, I don't think there's any surrogate, really, for allowing the police to get to the bottom of what happened."
If a dossier containing information on alleged paedophile activity in the 1980s has been destroyed, then the public will think it has been gotten rid of "to protect the names of the people" inside, according to an MP.
Simon Danczuk called for anyone who knew what had happened to the dossier to come forward.
The Conservative MP who compiled a 50-page dossier alleging paedophile activity among MPs at Westminster in 1983 believed that the contents of the file "would blow the lid off society," his son told ITV News today.
Geoffrey Dickens' son Barry said it was "confusing" that "nothing was done" about the facts put forward by his late father.
Former director of public prosecutions Lord Macdonald has said that he thinks "there's going to have to be an investigation" into what happened to a 1983 50-page dossier compiled by late MP Geoffrey Dickens, that allegedly details paedophile activity by Westminster MPs.
He said it was "alarming" that the file has gone missing.
However, Lord Macdonald also warned on BBC Radio 4's PM programme that an inquiry into the issue "may not come to any particularly illuminating conclusions but may simply delay proper forensic criminal investigations".
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The MP who raised the claims that a paedophile ring operated in Westminster during the 1980s said new allegations have now come to light.
Lord Brittan has defended his handling of a dossier alleging paedophile activity in Westminster when he was home secretary in the 1980s.