MPs launch inquiry seeking public views on immigration – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2016 in immigration, inquiries, news, select committees by tracey

‘A committee of MPs has announced a new and far-reaching inquiry into the public’s view on immigration in the wake of Brexit, in which members will tour the country to seek views directly from the people affected.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2016

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Child sex abuse inquiry ‘hands police 80 cases a month’ – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘An average of 80 child sex abuse cases a month have been referred to police over the last year following victims’ testimony to an independent inquiry.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2016

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Kate Gallafent QC to assist with review into abuse cases – The Football Association

Posted November 28th, 2016 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, press releases, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘The FA has instructed independent leading counsel Kate Gallafent QC to assist it with a review into the abuse cases which have recently come to light.’

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The Football Association, 27th November 2016

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Ted Heath’s accuser ‘gave child abuse inquiry fantastical evidence’ – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2016 in child abuse, evidence, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A woman who accused Sir Ted Heath of satanic child abuse contributed to “a catalogue of fabrication” by making outrageous allegations after hypnosis, a leading criminologist has claimed.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2016

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MPs conclude sex assault claim among abuse inquiry staff not taken seriously – The Independent

Posted November 25th, 2016 in bullying, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Sexual assault and bullying allegations among staff at the UK’s independent inquiry into child abuse have not been taken seriously, a report by an influential group of MPs has found.’

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The Independent, 24th November 2016

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Child sex abuse victims boycott inquiry meeting in anger over order to sign up to code of conduct – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in child abuse, codes of practice, inquiries, news, victims by tracey

‘Victims have begun a boycott of the Government’s child sex abuse inquiry after being ordered to sign up to a code of conduct if they want to attend meetings.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd November 2016

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Bishop George Bell case: Lord Carlile to lead review – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in child abuse, Church of England, clergy, inquiries, news by tracey

‘An independent review into how the Church of England handled the case of a bishop accused of being a child abuser is to be led by Lord Carlile.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2016

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Orgreave files reveal concern trial collapse could warrant inquiry – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in documents, government departments, inquiries, miners, news, police, trials by sally

‘Home Office files, including a 1985 memo to Margaret Thatcher, released after public inquiry ruled out last month.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2016

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Child sex abuse inquiry receives letters from four senior lawyers – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in child abuse, inquiries, legal profession, news, select committees, sexual offences by sally

‘The Commons home affairs committee is to hold talks on the future direction of the independent inquiry into child sex abuse after receiving letters detailing the concerns of four senior lawyers who have quit the inquest.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2016

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Revealed: Chilcot inquiry was set up ‘to avoid blame’ – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2016 in armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, news by sally

‘The Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war was designed to “avoid blame” and reduce the risk that individuals and the government could face legal proceedings, newly released documents reveal.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2016

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Victims’ group withdraws from historical child sex abuse inquiry – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2016 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The largest victims’ group in the independent inquiry into historical child sex abuse has quit the process, calling it an “unpalatable circus”.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2016

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Hearing into handling of child abuse allegations against Lord Janner delayed – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2016 in child abuse, delay, inquiries, legal profession, news, witnesses by sally

‘A public hearing into allegations of child abuse against the late Lord Janner is to be put back to an undisclosed date, the national inquiry into institutional abuse has said.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2016

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Another top lawyer quits child sexual abuse inquiry – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2016 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The troubled inquiry into historical child sexual abuse is facing further questions from MPs about its future after another senior lawyer resigned and two more are threatening to do so. ‘

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The Guardian, 16th November 2016

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Chilcot, Blair and FOIA – Panopticon

Posted November 16th, 2016 in freedom of information, inquiries, Iraq, news, tribunals by sally

‘FOIA remains a potent tool for enhancing transparency on issues of great public importance. Two recent decisions – concerning the Chilcot Inquiry and the post-prime ministerial activities of Tony Blair – are good current illustrations.’

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Panopticon, 10th November 2016

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MPs’ corporate governance inquiry: what are the key issues? – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2016 in inquiries, news, pensions, remuneration by tracey

‘Parliament launches a series of hearings on reforming British boardrooms on Tuesday, as MPs pledge to ensure Theresa May fulfils her promise to clean up big business.

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The Guardian, 14th November 2016

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Hate crime inquiry head warns against ‘whipping up prejudice’ in campaigns – The Guardian

‘The fallout from the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump should serve as a warning about the dangers of whipping up hatred and prejudice in political campaigns, Yvette Cooper has said, as MPs prepare to examine a spike in hate crime in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2016

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Levi Bellfield: Police find ‘no link’ to other crimes – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2016 in inquiries, murder, news, police, recidivists by sally

‘An investigation into allegations surrounding more crimes that may have been committed by the killer of Milly Dowler has been closed.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2016

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Henriques report: Met Police in the dock as review finds string of ‘significant failings’ in sex abuse inqury – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 9th, 2016 in complaints, inquiries, London, news, police, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘Senior Scotland Yard detectives have been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commissionafter a damning report into the Met’s handling of Operation Midland found a string of “significant failings”.’

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8th November 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Baby adoption practices of past demand inquiry, say law firms – the Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2016 in adoption, inquiries, news, young persons by tracey

‘Pressure is mounting for a public inquiry into the adoption of hundreds of thousands of babies born to unmarried women over a 30-year period amid claims from some mothers who say they were coerced into handing over their children. A letter will be sent to the home secretary, Amber Rudd, next week from solicitors at two eminent law firms calling on her to convene a public inquiry into historical adoption practices in the UK. The solicitors say an inquiry would uncover the truth about the practices – stretching over three decades after the end of the second world war – and hold agencies to account.’

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The Guardian, 4th November 2016

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Culture Secretary statement to Parliament on press regulation issues – Home Office

Posted November 2nd, 2016 in consultations, corruption, inquiries, media, parliament, police, press releases by tracey

‘Culture Secretary Karen Bradley gave an oral statement to Parliament on a consultation seeking views on two issues relating to the Leveson Inquiry.’

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Home Office, 1st November 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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