Home Office 'acting too quickly' on appointments

Home Secretary Theresa May has been urged to "take time to consult" over the appointment of Baroness Butler-Sloss' replacement as chair of an inquiry into alleged child abuse.

"We just feel too much is happening too quickly without proper due diligence," Keith Vaz, chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee told Ms May in relation to recent appointments into two separate inquiries announced recently.


Vaz to Home Sec: Pls don't rush Butler-Sloss replacement, "we've seen what happens with quick announcements-they sometimes go the wrong way"

One MP on the committee said the Home Office should have done more research before appointing Lady Butler-Sloss, who subsequently resigned.


David Winnick MP to Home Sec: perhaps should should have probed a little harder into Butler-Sloss & her brother's past decisions


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.