Zac Goldsmith presses Theresa May for meeting as she says ” not yet” to an overarching inquiry

The movement among MPs to have a proper investigation into child sex offences grows apace, with Theresa May under increasing pressure to allow this to occur. Chris Grayling, the justice secretary, on the other hand, is determined to block such enquiries as a waste of money. This is the kind of attitude we’ve come to expect from the man is exactly the type of individual who should never have been appointed to the post. For him, the title of ‘Justice Secretary’ is definitely a misnomer.

Westminster Confidential

Theresa May has finally officially replied to a request from now 139 MPs for a Hillsborough style overarching inquiry into historic child sex abuse.

In a more emollient letter to the original seven MPs  who called for the inquiry she is indicating that she will give serious consideration to an inquiry – but not until all the current police investigations are completed.

The full story and texts of the letters between Theresa May and Zac Goldsmith are on the Exarowebsite today.

Zac Goldsmith has responded by writing a letter to the home secretary.

“The next step is for us to meet you, along with other interested members of Parliament, to discuss the issue more fully.

“It would make sense for this meeting to happen sooner rather than later, and we would therefore appreciate it if you could let us have a date as soon as possible.”

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