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May to order independent sex abuse claims investigation

Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to announce a broad independent inquiry into how public institutions handled allegations of child abuse. Mrs May will give details of the probe as she makes a statement to MPs this afternoon.

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Cameron orders new efforts into missing abuse dossier

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.

Prime Minister David Cameron. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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.

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