Downing Street: Butler-Sloss chose to stand down

Downing Street says Baroness Butler-Sloss' stepping down from the abuse inquiry was "entirely her decision".

The Government's view hasn't changed, that she would have done a first-class job as chair.

The reasons for her appointment still absolutely stand in terms of her professional expertise and her integrity, which I don't think has been questioned from any quarter whatsoever, and rightly so.

– Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesperson

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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.