- Theresa May’s top official quizzed over missing ‘abuse files’
- Mark Sedwill commissioned report into location of material
- But he hasn’t even viewed the names of missing files himself
- Identity of the sole investigator to view the material is secret
Having made a confident start, Theresa May’s top official, Home Office permanent secretary Mark Sedwill, clearly does not have a grasp of the detail when quizzed on his department’s ‘missing’ child abuse files.
So the Home Office has been allowed to examine itself and keep the identity of the investigator and contents of his report secret. Baffling.
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) July 8, 2014
The permanent secretary of the Home Office is sinking like a stone in front of the Home Affairs Select Committee.
— tom_watson (@tom_watson) July 8, 2014
"No stone unturned" said Cameron yesterday. So far: titles of 114 missing files not seen by anyone other than an unnamed investigator. Hmmm
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) July 8, 2014
This does not augur well for the investigations May set up yesterday.