Friday, 30 January 2015

MPs disclosed identities of child abuse survivors

Mr Vaz
"A group of victims have written to the Home Secretary expressing ‘grave concern’ that documents leaked by a member of the inquiry were published online. The Home Affairs Select Committee published the documents on its website without blanking out the names of the victims, it has emerged."

"The revelation came after the Government admitted it had lost two confidential discs containing sensitive information – including the identity of the police marksman who killed Mark Duggan in 2011 sparking nationwide riots. Information relating to three judge-led inquiries including the fatal police shooting of Mr Duggan in Tottenham went missing after being sent in the post, the Ministry of Justice has admitted."

"The Home Secretary Theresa May has written to Mr Vaz describing her ‘dismay’ at the Committee’s decision to publish the documents, Sky News has reported. Mr Vaz is now understood to be apologising to the victims whose identities he accidentally exposed. The Committee released a statement tonight, admitting that it had published material which it had received without redacting the names of abuse survivors."

"One abuse survivor and his young daughter were approached by a convicted abuser after their details were published, it has been claimed....The news is likely to raise questions about the conduct of Mr Vaz, who earlier this week stated his intention to publish documents widely as a measure of ‘transparency’."
"The news is a further setback for the child abuse inquiry, which has been beset by controversy after two previous chairs were forced to step down after their links to establishment figures were revealed."

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