Operation Pallial Correspondence

I would be grateful if you would ask the Home Secretary Theresa May what action has been taken over the report of Phase 1 of Operation Pallial which was submitted to her on 29th April 2013.

Pallial is an ongoing inquiry into the allegations of child sexual abuse from 1963-92 in North Wales. The Whitehouse Review into this scandal was limited by its terms of reference, which had the effect of excluding certain VIPs from investigation.

Will the Pallial Report be published? If not, why not?
Does it include any allegations relating to Sir Peter Morrison and other MPs or high ranking officials?

I am aware that there is a vast amount of investigative resource being put into historical allegations of child sexual abuse – nine inquiries, including the planned overarching inquiry, and six police operations. The number of abusers runs into the hundreds. However, there are about 20 names of MPs, officials and other VIPs that crop up repeatedly, according to one child protection specialist. It is vital that these PPPs (persons of public prominence) are brought to justice, in order that justice can be seen to apply to all classes of people, and that there is not one justice for ordinary hard-working people and one for the rich and influential. It is also important for democracy in our country that we can be sure that criminals cannot operate within the body of the State with impunity.

Therefore I ask that you use your influence to make sure that the police operations are focused on offences committed by these PPPs.

Thank you

With best wishes

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