The terms of reference for the UK Government's review into the Waterhouse inquiry have been published. It'll be led by the High Court Judge, Mrs Justice Macur. In a joint written ministerial statement, the Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary set out the terms of reference as:
To review the scope of the Waterhouse inquiry, and whether anyspecific allegations of child abuse falling within the terms of referencewere not investigated by the Inquiry, and to make recommendations tothe Secretary of State for Justice and the Secretary of State for Wales.
The ministers say details of how the review will be carried out will be up to Mrs Justice Macur. She'll be supported by the Ministry of Justice and the Wales Office and will be offered 'all relevant material' required.
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