May 'not aware' of cover-up claims before appointment

Theresa May has said she was only recently made aware of claims that Baroness Butler-Sloss' late brother was involved in a cover-up of alleged child abuse.

The Home Secretary was asked about allegations former Attorney General Sir Michael Havers urged an MP not to name an alleged paedophile using Parliamentary privilege.

Ms May said the claims had not been made public or brought to her attention before the appointment of Sir Michael's sister Lady Butler-Sloss to head an inquiry into the protection of children from child abuse.

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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.