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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: Archdiocese of Birmingham Case Study

Volume 662: debated on Thursday 20 June 2019

Today the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has published its latest case study report, which can be found at

This report relates to the Archdiocese of Birmingham in the inquiry’s Roman Catholic Church investigation. I pay tribute to the strength and courage of the victims and survivors who have shared their experiences to ensure the inquiry can deliver its vital work.

Government will review this report and consider how to respond to its content in due course.

I would like to thank Professor Jay and her panel for their continued work to uncover the truth, expose what went wrong in the past and to leam the lessons for the future.