Lord Steel says he quizzed Cyril Smith over sex claims
The former leader of the Liberal party David Steel has rejected suggestions that he "turned a blind eye" to allegations of child abuse against the late Cyril Smith.
Lord Steel said he raised the matter with the-then MP in 1979, when allegations were made in a magazine.
Rochdale Council has announced an independent review into claims of a cover-up of alleged child abuse by Cyril Smith.
Eleanor Garnier reports.
29 Apr 2014