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‘MPs and royals could be ordered to give evidence over claims they had connections to paedophile gangs, it has been revealed.

Justice Lowell Goddard, the chairman of the landmark inquiry into historical child sex abuse, said politicians still serving at Parliament could be made to testify.

Child abuse allegations against VIPs, the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches, schools, local councils and ‘certain people of public prominence associated with Westminster’ will be among 12 areas for initial scrutiny, she announced.

The probe, set to cost up to £100million, will even look at claims the Royal Household was embroiled in the scandal. Members of the Royal Family could be called to give evidence.’


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