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Child-abuse inquiries: no special pleading

14 November 2014


From Mrs M. Meyer

Sir, - Regarding the Cahill report (News, 7 November), I find Chancellor Gau's comments offensive, in as much as he implies that a member of the House of Lords deserves preferential treatment.

I have great respect for Lord Hope, and have met him on several occasions, but if his actions have been called into question, then thorough investigation is required, as would be the case of any individual, irrespective of "position".

At the moment, inquiries are being made of people in high places, and it is, therefore, wrong that the C of E or any religious body should feel that it can be exempt from in-depth investigation, however unpleasant it may be. It is what the laity expect of their Church.

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