Baroness Butler-Sloss: Chairman Of The Security Commission 1996- 2005
Wikipedia has a rather innocuous description of The Security Commission.
The Security Commission,sometimes known as the Standing Security Commission, was a UK non-departmental public body or quango established in 1964 to investigate breaches of security in the public sector. It was abolished in 2010, on the basis that government would investigate breaches of security as and when they occurred.
However, looking at the 15 reports that it has issued since it was created we can see that in 1973 it reported on the sex scandal involving Earl Jellicoe and Lord Lambton and in 1983 it issued a report regarding paedophile Geoffrey Arthur Prime.
Only 2 reports (that we know of) were issued while Baroness Butler-Sloss was chairman but it isn’t difficult to imagine that this is only the visible tip of the iceberg of the Security Commissions work.
So, what potential child abuse cases may have been referred to the Security Commission over the period that Baroness Butler-Sloss was chairing it (1996-2005) ?
Well, here is three just to begin with. North Wales child abuse (Waterhouse), Allegations of a Labour government minister abusing children at Angell Road in Lambeth, and Operation Ore, allegations of establishment figures, including members of the government accessing child abuse images.
The second report issued by Baroness Butler-Sloss in 2004 is interesting.
“To review vetting of those who join or belong to the Royal Households, those working closely with them, or who otherwise gain access to Royal residences.”
I wonder, did she bother to vet Jimmy Savile and if she did what did she find ?
Is Baroness Butler-Sloss really the independent chairman of an overarching child abuse inquiry that the public demands ?
Or a safe pair of hands that the establishment need to keep a lid on establishment paedophilia ?