Home Secretary Theresa May announced today there will be two inquiries into alleged child sex abuse in Westminster during the 1980s.
So why do we need two and what do they aim to find out?
Headed by NSPCC Chief Executive Peter Wanlass
Will investigate claims a paedophile ring was operating among MPs in the 1970s and 1980s and where evidence potentially backing it up has gone
In 1983 a 40-page dossier was handed to the Home Office by the late MP Geoffrey Dickens
It was given to then Home Secretary Lord Brittan but no further action was taken
The dossier is said to contain the names of eight public figures, including MPs
114 files which could detail evidence of child abuse are now 'destroyed or missing'
The government is accused of 'covering up' the allegations for up to 35 years
Initial findings are expected to be published within 10 weeks
ITV's Political Editor Tom Bradby reports:
Billed as a 'Hillsborough-style' inquiry it will be more wide-ranging
A panel of experts will investigate whether all institutions have taken seriously their 'duty of care to protect children'
The BBC, NHS, political parties and Church could be probed
The panel can take evidence in public as long as it does not interfere with any criminal investigations
Their work will begin as soon as possible
If necessary it will be upgraded to a full-scale inquiry
ITV's Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports:
While Ms May has called the alleged crimes "disgusting" and said where failures are found "we will expose it and we will learn from it."
Prime Minister David Cameron said it was vital to pursue the guilty and vowed 'no stone would be left unturned.'
Campaigning MP Simon Danczuk, who brought up the missing dossier in Parliament last week challenging Lord Brittan to 'share his knowledge' on it, fuelled the inquiries.