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.
"I do not regret the decision I made," she told the Home Affairs Select Committee, as she denied chairman Keith Vaz's claim that Lady Butler-Sloss had shown "better judgement" in deciding to stand down.
"I continue to believe that she would have done an excellent job," she said.
The Baroness says she did not consider the "difficulties" caused by her background and family connections to the child sex abuse inquiry.
Questions have been raised of former High Court judge Baroness Butler-Sloss since her appointment last week.
22 police officers are now assigned to Operation Fernbridge - the probe into claims of a Westminster cover-up of sex child abuse.