Home Office Minister backs Mark’s call for Council to speed up inquiry into child sexual exploitation in the borough

21st January 2019

Home Office Minister backs Mark Pritchard’s call for Telford and Wrekin Council to speed up the council-led inquiry into unresolved crimes relating to child sexual exploitation and to release information so that the victims can get justice.

The Minister will know that in Telford and Wrekin there is currently a call for not only an independent inquiry but a council-led inquiry into unresolved crimes relating to child sexual exploitation. Will the Minister join me in calling on the council to get on with that inquiry and to release information so that the victims can finally get justice?

I thank my hon. Friend for raising that issue. When he raised it before, he heard a clear “get on with it” message from the Home Secretary at the Dispatch Box. I repeat that, and I am more than happy to offer to meet him and anyone relevant to discuss the matter.

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