Lords debates guidelines for historical sex abuse investigations

01 July 2016

Members of the Lords, including a former deputy assistant commissioner for the Metropolitan Police and a former president of the Family Division of the High Court, debated the case for introducing statutory guidelines relating to the investigation of cases of historical child sex abuse, on Thursday 30 June.

This was a balloted debate. They usually take place on a Thursday in the Lords chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.

The debate was proposed by Lord Lexden (Conservative).
 
Speakers included:

  • Lord Paddick (Liberal Democrat), former deputy assistant commissioner for the Metropolitan Police
  • Baroness Butler-Sloss (Crossbench), former president of the Family Division of the High Court
  • Lord Tunnicliffe (Labour), opposition deputy chief whip
  • Lord Cormack (Conservative), member of the EU Home Affairs Committee and former MP

Lord Keen of Elie (Conservative), Home Office spokesperson, responded on behalf of the government.

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