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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Cooper: 'Abuse dossier' review alone is insufficient

A review into a missing dossier alleging paedophile activity in Westminster in the 1980s is insufficient by itself, the shadow home secretary said, after the Home Office revealed it would appoint a senior legal expert to carry out a fresh review. Yvette Cooper said:

Mark Sedwell is right to seek an expert from the legal profession to lead the review into how the Home Office allowed a dossier alleging paedophile activity in Westminster to go missing. If the public are to have any confidence in the findings of the investigation it needs to be thorough and independent.

However, this review alone is still not sufficient. The Home Secretary must now publish the review that was conducted in 2013.

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