Saturday, 7 March 2015

Government refuses to reveal four files related to child abuse

Martin Allen

By Tom Parmenter, Sky News Correspondent

"The Government's refusal to reveal the titles of four files related to child abuse has been branded "disgusting" by the family of a boy missing since 1979. It is now over a month since the Cabinet Office confirmed it had found four more files relevant to the ongoing child abuse inquiries centred on VIPs in Westminster."

"Officials have promised the files will be handed over to the police and various inquiries but they are still refusing to allow the titles of the files to be made public, let alone the contents...While the content of the files may be sensitive, refusing to reveal the names means the public has no way of tracking them or knowing how they are being dealt with..."

"It follows a Sky News investigation which unearthed another classified file in January that the Cabinet Office had kept closed on grounds of national security. After MPs raised the issue in the House of Commons, government officials were forced to release it to the National Archives."

"The documents revealed former British diplomat, the late Sir Peter Hayman, was the subject of the secret file. The papers documented his "unnatural" sexual behaviour and his activities within the Paedophile Information Exchange group."

"Neither the Hayman file nor the four new files were found during an earlier Home Office-commissioned search for documents relevant to ongoing abuse inquiries."

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