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Child Abuse, Rossendale

Volume 205: debated on Friday 13 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constable of Lancashire on the steps the police are now taking to re-open investigations arising from inquiries made by the hon. Member for Rossendale and Darwen (Mr. Trippier) in 1987 relating to alleged abuse by Mr. Michael Finn while he was a teacher at a primary school in Rossendale.

No. The investigation of criminal offences is an operational matter for chief officers of police.