Labour MP Simon Danczuk has cricitised former Home Secretary Lord Brittan over his handling of an investigation in the 1980s into claims of a paedophile ring in Westminster, and also questioned how the Home Office and current Home Secretary Theresa May had dealt with the allegations
Lord Brittan released his statement after Labour MP Simon Danczuk challenged him to "share his knowledge" about the file prepared by Geoffrey Dickens, a Conservative MP, in the 1980s.
It contained information about the "Paedophile Information Exchange (Pie), about paedophiles operating a network within and around Westminster", Mr Danczuk told the Home Affairs Select Committee yesterday.
Mr Danczuk, who has investigated claims of abuse by ex-MP Cyril Smith, has called for a "Hillsborough-style" inquiry to prevent child abuse allegations involving politicians being "swept under the carpet". Related Articles Leon Brittan:
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