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Extra sitting day in Accountability & Reparations investigation

31 January 2020

The Inquiry is holding an extra sitting day in the second phase of the Accountability and Reparations investigation on Wednesday 5 February.

This phase of the investigation is examining the law of limitation and potential redress schemes.

Three days of public hearings in this phase were held from 26-28 November, focusing on the law of limitation and potential redress schemes. However, a senior civil servant from the Ministry of Justice could not give evidence as planned due to  rules about what civil servants may do during a general election.

The Inquiry will now hear from that witness and a representative of the Local Government Association as part of two panels during the further hearing day. Closing statements, which are normally delivered after all the evidence has been heard, will also be made on that day.

The hearing will take place from 10am to 4.15pm at the Inquiry’s hearing centre, 18 Pocock Street, London SE1 0BW. The timetable is available here.

Public hearings are streamed ‘live’ (subject to a three minute delay) on the Inquiry’s YouTube channel and website. The transcripts will be available on the website a few hours after the end of each hearing day.

The report into the first phase of the Accountability and Reparations investigation was published on 19 September 2019. It focused on five case studies from across England and Wales.

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