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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Keith Vaz: Inquiry process becoming 'shambolic'

MP Keith Vaz, who raised questions over Baroness Butler-Sloss' appointment to the abuse inquiry last week, has said the process has become "shambolic".

Keith Vaz is due to quiz the Home Secretary in Westminster today. Credit: PA

The Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee said he was "not surprised" by Lady Butler-Sloss' decision to stand down, adding that "it is the right one".

"As I pointed out to [Home Office permanent secretary Mark] Sedwill, the public would be concerned that a member of Parliament, no matter how distinguished, had been appointed to head this important panel.

"The whole inquiry process is becoming shambolic: missing files, ministers refusing to read reports and now the chair resigning before the inquiry has even commenced."

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