Titles of 'missing' sex abuse files could be made public

Home Office permanent secretary Mark Sedwill has said that he will consider making public the file titles and and serial numbers of dozens of "missing" files relating to claims of sexual abuse.

A review led by Mr Sedwill last year found 114 files were not available, presumed "destroyed, missing or not found" but reported no evidence that the files had gone missing "inappropriately".

ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship says the Home Office had previously prevented the publication of such information:


I know for fact Home Office has PREVENTED publication of those titles of the files that Mark Sedwill just said he would make public.


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

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