Update on the Inquiry Into Historic Child Sexual Abuse

Researching Reform

MPs met this afternoon to talk about their concerns and the latest developments in relation to the Independent Panel Inquiry, and below we have added a few of the key points that were raised:

Simon Danczuk (Labour MP for Rochdale) made the following statements:

  • Just over 100 candidates are now being consideredfor the role of Chair for this inquiry
  • There needs to be a central role for survivors
  • At a recent meeting with the Home Secretary, there was a vote in favour of making the inquiry a statutory one under the 2005 Inquiries Act (this would essentially give the inquiry greater powers such as ensuring all evidence is given under oath and legal consequences could be implemented against individuals who destroy relevant evidence which would involve criminal sanctions). All those present voted unanymously in favour of making the inquiry a statutory one.
  • There needed to be proper support…

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