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Yvette Cooper: 'We need strong action to protect children'

Home Secretary Theresa May has said she is "sorry" that the inquiry into historical child abuse has no chairman, following two resignations.

Fiona Woolf resigned on Friday, saying victims did not have confidence in her.

She had faced pressure to quit over her social links to ex-Home Secretary Lord Brittan, whose handling of abuse claims in the 1980s has been questioned.

Predecessor Baroness Butler-Sloss resigned four months ago, also over her links with establishment figures.

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper welcomed Ms May's apology and her announcement that survivors would now be given greater involvement.

  • 03 Nov 2014
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