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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th December 2017.

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Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health 12:00 am, 19th December 2017

I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend for her role in helping to support the victims, many of whom, as she said, are constituents of hers. We are pleased that Bishop James has agreed to take on this inquiry. Bishops provide the ability to empathise with victims and their families, which might not always be the case with judge-led inquiries. As she rightly points out, the Hillsborough inquiry was led by a bishop, but so too is the current Gosport inquiry, while the Morecombe Bay inquiry was led by Bill Kirkup, rather than a judge.