Written evidence submitted by Hon Dame Lowell Goddard QC

November 02, 2016

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Letter from Hon Dame Lowell Goddard QC to Yvette Cooper MP, Chair of the Committee, 28 October 2016

May I first congratulate you on your election as Chair. During my time as Chair of the IICSA, and since, I have had a close experience of the work of the Committee and the important role that it plays in the British Parliamentary structure.

I am today writing separately with my further response to the matters raised in the letters from Mr Loughton MP as Acting Chair.

I made the decision to resign as IICSA chair because I judged that to be necessary in order to protect the Inquiry and its work, and so that the problems I encountered might be overcome. I came to this sad conclusion when I found that, despite my best efforts, I could not achieve what was needed in the Inquiry’s best interests.

In resigning, I put the interests of the victims and their families (and also the wrongly accused) first....


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