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.
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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