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Public Inquiry on Historic Child Abuse Oral Question, 12/11/14 [S]

During Portfolio Question Time on 12 November 2014 Hanzala Malik (Lab) asked the Scottish Government  what its position is on holding a public inquiry on historic child abuse allegations.

The Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, Roseanna Cunningham,  replied that Hanzala Malik may be feeling rather overtaken by events. No doubt he will have been in attendance for the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning’s statement yesterday. The cabinet secretary gave his assurance that by the end of this year we will reach a decision on whether a further public inquiry will be convened, after we have had an opportunity to listen very closely to views on all sides of the debate, to ensure that the action taken is well informed and meaningful.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 12 November 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 12 November 2014