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Jersey historical child abuse inquiry 'could cost £6m'

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Image caption The committee of inquiry into historical child abuse could cost £6m

A committee of inquiry into historical child abuse in Jersey could cost £6m, Ministers said.

The inquiry was expected to cost about £2m to run, but the Council of Ministers said it could rise to £6m including legal costs.

The Council have drawn up proposals for the independent investigation into abuse in Jersey's care system.

Jersey politicians will be asked to agree to them in a debate in the States on 15 January.

The terms mirror advice given a year ago by UK consultants Verita.

If States members agree, an independent chairman and two experts from outside the island will be appointed to run the inquiry.

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