Inquiries Act 2005: Child Sexual Abuse - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:21 am on 22nd November 2018.

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Photo of Lord Cormack Lord Cormack Conservative 11:21 am, 22nd November 2018

What is paramount, surely, is that justice should be honoured in all cases. Although I accept what my noble friend said about not interfering in inquiries already established, what is really behind the Question of the noble Lord, Lord Campbell-Savours, is the real concern throughout the country, and particularly in this House, about reputations that have been trashed without adequate evidence. I put it to my noble friend that it is therefore incumbent on the Government to have a separate inquiry into how those who have been accused of historical abuse and are now dead can have their reputations defended.