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Independent Inquiry needed into Mother and Baby homes and clerical abuse in north - McCann

2 July, 2015 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann has called for the establishment of an independent inquiry into Mother and Baby homes and Magdalene type laundries in the North.

Speaking today Ms McCann said:

“There are clearly many people who fall outside the remit of the current Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry.  It is a responsibility on the Executive to ensure that their cases are also investigated.

“While the current inquiry has already widened it's initial remit and I have asked them to also consider adding Marian Vale Home, for the sake of the victims we cannot delay the process any longer.

“I believe the best option is to establish an independent inquiry process which will examine Mother and Baby Homes and wider clerical abuse.” 

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