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Offences against Children

Question for Home Office

UIN HL1183, tabled on 16 July 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed inquiry into child sex abuse will apply to the United Kingdom as a whole, or solely to Great Britain.

Answered on

24 July 2014

On 7 July 2014, Official Report, columns 23-45, the Home Secretary announced an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse. The inquiry will consider whether public bodies – and other non-state institutions – have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse. The Inquiry will co-operate fully with Devolved Administrations. However all relevant issues in Scotland and Northern Ireland are now devolved and will be a matter for those administrations to consider. In Wales the inquiry will cover those institutions which concern non-devolved matters. The Home Secretary has made clear that the Home Office will talk to the Devolved Administrations and work with them on this Inquiry.

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