Leon Brittan, 1989
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Leon Brittan passed abuse file to police

The Home Office is facing calls to explain why a 1980s dossier about alleged paedophiles at Westminster was lost or destroyed by officials.

The document was handed to then Home Secretary Leon Brittan by Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens.

Lord Brittan passed concerns in it to the relevant authorities, but the file itself was "not retained".

Matt Prodger reports.

  • 02 Jul 2014
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