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Home Secretary Theresa May announces child abuse reviews

7 July 2014 Last updated at 16:42 BST

Home Secretary Theresa May has appointed the head of the NSPCC, Peter Wanless, to lead an investigation into the handling of documents relating to claims of a paedophile ring at Westminster in the 1980s.

Addressing MPs, she said: "With allegations as serious as these, the public needs to have complete confidence in the integrity of the investigation's findings."

The home secretary also announced a wide-ranging, Hillsborough-style inquiry into historic child sex abuse claims, "to consider whether public bodies and other non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children".

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