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Latest head of abuse inquiry Lowell Goddard to face MPs

The latest figure to head Britain's long-delayed inquiry into child sex abuse is to be grilled by MPs later today.

Lowell Goddard, a High Court judge from New Zealand, was named as chair by Home Secretary Theresa May last week.

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New Zealand judge promises fresh approach to inquiry

New Zealand high court judge Justice Lowell Goddard has said she can bring an "independent and fresh approach" to the child sex abuse inquiry.

Goddard, who has been named as the new chair of the inquiry, said: "It feels like a huge honour but also it's a very big commitment but it's one that I'm resolved to undertake and I'm looking forward to the work."

She said she had spoken to representatives of the survivor groups and pledged to keep them informed of the progress of the inquiry.

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