Child Abuse Inquiry Controversy At-A-Glance

Sky News

The appointment of Fiona Woolf to lead the investigation has been branded “chaotic” as calls for her to quit intensify.

The head of the historic child sex abuse inquiry is under mounting pressure to resign – just months after her predecessor was forced to step down amid allegations of conflicts of interest.

Here is an at-a-glance background to the controversy.

:: City lawyer Fiona Woolf was appointed in September to chair the panel inquiring into UK institutions’ handling of historic child sex abuse allegations.

:: The original nominee Lady Butler-Sloss stepped down because her late brother, Lord Havers, was attorney general during much of the period in question.

:: But there has been criticism of Mrs Woolf’s appointment because of her social links with former home secretary Lord Brittan and his wife.

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