Labour MP Tom Watson - who petitioned for a national inquiry into child abuse allegations - has told ITV News Baroness Butler-Sloss' background would have made it difficult for victims to come forward.
Mp @tom_watson tells us Butler-Sloss would have made it more difficult for victims to come forward & govt rushed decision to set up inquiry
Lady Butler-Sloss said upon stepping down that she didn't "sufficiently consider" whether her background and her brother's position as Attorney General would "cause difficulties".
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.