MP complains about 'shocking lack of urgency' in CSE inquiry
The MP for Telford has complained there is a "shocking lack of urgency" in the town's inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation.
Speaking in Westminster Hall this morning, Lucy Allan said that one year after announcing the inquiry, "rather than getting to the bottom of a history of sexual exploitation in the town", Telford and Wrekin Council was "creating a tangled bureaucracy that benefits no-one".
Responding, the junior communities and local government minister Rishi Sunak praised the work being done by the authority to support victims, but added: "They need to properly and expeditiously deliver on it and provide answers and justice for the survivors."
Telford and Wrekin Council says the organisation of the inquiry is now in the hands of an independent organisation, which is about to start recruiting an independent chair.