Top civil servant to be questioned by MPs about child sexual abuse inquiry
Mark Sedwill will appear before the Commons Home Affairs committee after it was disclosed that the former chairwoman of the probe, Dame Lowell Goddard, resigned days after the department was made aware of concerns about her "professionalism and competence".
Dame Lowell, a New Zealand high court judge, has strongly denied allegations against her - including claims that she used racist language - describing them as "falsities", "malicious" and part of a "vicious campaign".
On Monday Home Secretary Amber Rudd said concerns were raised with Mr Sedwill,... read more
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