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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 30th April 2014.

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Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office 11:30 am, 30th April 2014

Everyone in the House will have been horrified and sickened by those edits on Wikipedia. I have been in close, daily contact with Andy Burnham, who has a highly deserved reputation as a campaigner for the Hillsborough families, and Alison McGovern, the chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on the Hillsborough disaster. We are undertaking a rapid investigation, which is being led by my excellent permanent secretary, Richard Heaton. The first stage is to establish the facts as best we can and we will then deal with the matter. If this horrible issue is prolonged and there is no closure, it will be very unsatisfactory and distressing for the families, particularly at this time, when the events are fresh in their minds.