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Theresa May: 'No regrets' over Butler-Sloss appointment

Theresa May has defended the appointment of Baroness Butler-Sloss to the wide-ranging inquiry into allegations of child abuse at a number of institutions saying she had no regrets about the decision.

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May: Inquiry will have access to all papers it needs

Home Secretary Theresa May has branded the alleged crimes 'disgusting.' Credit: PA

The public inquiry into allegations of historic sex abuse in Parliament will have access to 'all the government papers, reviews and reports it needs', Theresa May has said.

She added it would also have the power to call any witnesses subject to the constraints of any criminal investigations.

The inquiry, which will last is expected to eight to 10 weeks, will not report in full before the general election but updates will be provided before the poll.

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