May 'could not intervene in abuse inquiry' while home secretary
Theresa May has told MPs she was right not to intervene when concerns were raised about the previous head of the child abuse inquiry while she was home secretary.
The PM said she could not step in on the basis of "suspicion, rumour or hearsay" about Dame Lowell Goddard.
The inquiry, set up in 2014, has been beset with controversy.
On Tuesday, new chairwoman Prof Alexis Jay said things would have become "very difficult" if Dame Lowell had not quit.
Three chairwomen in all have resigned and the most senior lawyer working for the inquiry, Ben Emmerson QC, stepped down in... read more
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