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Government launches two inquiries into Westminster child sex scandal... neither led by judge The PM sent his Home Secretary Theresa May into the Commons to declare the inquiry will not be led by a judge who has the power to summon witnesses and seize papers
Inquiry: Leon Brittan, Theresa May and David Cameron David Cameron today pledged any investigation into claims of child sex abuse in British institutions would leave no stone unturned in its hunt for the truth.
But the PM then sent his Home Secretary Theresa May into the Commons to declare the inquiry will not be led by a judge who has the power to summon witnesses and seize papers.
Critics said that means suspected paedophiles would not be forced to co-operate with the investigation.
And while Mrs May’s announcement of a sweeping inquiry sent shock waves through the establishment some insisted it did not go far enough.
It will look into claims of child sex abuse within political parties, the Church, the BBC, police and security services.
And she also revealed a separate probe into claims the Home Office covered up allegations of assaults for two decades.
Her announcement came as former Tory Cabinet minister Lord Brittan confirmed he had been quizzed by police over claims he raped a 19-year-old student at his London flat in 1967.
Conservative MP Mark Reckless led the criticism of Mrs May’s inquiry. He said: “I think many MPs would like to see a judge-led inquiry. It could subpoena witnesses, and require documents, and that’s a big difference.
“Certainly people who are looking at criminal prosecutions, I don’t think anyone would expect them to co-operate, or would be surprised if they did.
“The particular concerns people have I think go to Westminster and whether there’s been an establishment cover-up. That we have to get to the heart of.”
Labour MP Michael McCann added: “We need a judge-led inquiry, not a half-way house announced today.
“Why when there is so much evidence of vile abuse taking placed are we having this half-way house? Theresa May should be showing leadership.”
AFP British Home Secretary Theresa May speaks to the House of Commons
Labour’s Rob Flello said: “I don’t understand why the Home Secretary is not launching public inquiry straight away into child abuse.”
Mr Cameron had for months rejected calls for an inquiry.
But a Mirror investigation into claims a rising Labour star allegedly abused youngsters at a children’s home in Lambeth, South London, during the 80s, sparked a flood of demands from MPs for a probe.
The PM said: “I am absolutely determined that we are going to get to the bottom of these allegations.
“We’re going to leave no stone unturned to find out the truth.
“It’s important the police feel they can go wherever the evidence leads and they can make the appropriate arrangements to investigate these things properly.”
The inquiry will be the biggest ever into child sex abuse claims within our institutions. A panel of experts in law and child protection will form a Hillsborough-style panel to look at the scale of the alleged attacks.
This could be upgraded into a full public inquiry if the chairman – who has yet to be chosen – demanded. Mrs May said the panel would have access to government papers, including those from MI5.
And it will look at claims that party whips – MPs responsible for discipline in Westminster – covered up sex abuse claims in the 70s and 80s.
Labour MP Lisa Nandy quizzed the Home Secretary about those allegations, made in the 90s by former MP Tim Fortescue,.
She said: “He told how the whips office routinely helped MPs with scandals, including those ‘involving small boys’.”
Mrs May replied: “It is not my intention that political parties should be outside the scope of the inquiry.”
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The move is expected to lead to a wave of fresh complaints from victims and witnesses.
Speaking of the years of abuse by Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris, jailed last week, Mrs May said: “We have seen appalling cases of organised and persistent child sex abuse.”
She insisted there would be “maximum transparency” in the inquiry – but only if it did not interfere with police probes.
She said: “Wherever institutions and individuals have failed to protect children from harm we will expose those failures.”
The report will not be ready before the 2015 general election – though it will update Parliament before May.
Children’s Society Chief Executive Matthew Reed welcomed the inquiry.
He said: “There is mounting evidence that the very authorities in place to protect children from child abuse have often failed to do so.”
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Labour MP Simon Danczuk added: “There will be Parliamentarians worried about where this inquiry is going.”
NSPCC boss Peter Wanless will investigate claims the Home Office failed to act on claims of child sex abuse in a dossier handed over in the 80s.
Lord Brittan said he welcomed that probe as he broke his silence over the rape allegations.
He said: “It is true I have been questioned about a serious allegation made against me. This is wholly without foundation.”
A Home Office review had ruled the peer handed the sex abuse dossier to officials before it vanished. But he said claims he failed to deal with the situation properly are “completely without foundation”.
Lord Brittan spoke as Tory grandee Peter Bottomley warned he would sue over a smear campaign linking him to a London guest house at the centre of VIP paedophile claims.
He said: “It’s a place I have not been to.”
The threat came as former leader of the Paedophile Information Exchange claimed he stored its vile material at the Home Office.
Steven Smith, jailed in 2011 for possessing indecent child images, worked there in the 70s and 80s.
He said: “PIE’s material was stored in locked cabinets there, where no police raid would have found them.”
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