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 to give statement to MPs on child sex allegations

Home Secretary Theresa May is to make a statement to MPs on allegations of organised child sex abuse at Westminster in the 1980s amid growing calls for a full public inquiry.

Home Secretary to speak on child sex allegations. Credit: Oli Scarff/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Tebbit fuelled the clamour over the weekend when he said there "may well" have been a political cover-up at the time in order to protect "the system".

His incendiary claim followed the admission by the Home Office that more than 100 files relating to historic organised child abuse over a period of 20 years had gone missing.

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