Campaigning Labour MP Simon Danczuk slams Leon Brittan for Westminster paedophile report

Tory Baron Leon Brittan was handed 50 page report on VIP paedophiles in 1983 – the report has since disappeared

Simon Danczuk wants answers from Leon Brittan
Under-fire Leon Brittan said yesterday he had asked officials to “look carefully” at an explosive dossier on a Westminster child sex ring.
The 50-page report on VIP paedophiles– allegedly including senior politicians – was handed to then Home Secretary Mr Brittan by a Tory MP in 1983. It has since disappeared.
Lord Brittan said he had followed the “normal procedure” for handling material presented to the Home Secretary.
“I do not recall being contacted further about these matters by Home Office officials or anyone else,” he said. He later clarified that two letters from the dossier had been passed to police.
Campaigning Labour MP Simon Danczuksaid people would be “very disappointed” with Lord Brittan’s response.
“We need to know where the dossier is and exactly what it said,” he said.
“There will be questions to be answered in terms of why such an important document has been lost. It just fuels the flames of conspiracy. People will think that names are trying to be protected.”
The Home Office ordered a review into the missing dossier last year. But it has published only a nine-paragraph summary of its findings.
“Why won’t they publish it in full?” said Mr Danczuk. “It makes it look like a cover-up, even if it is not.”
Last night the son of Geoffrey Dickens, the Tory MP who handed the dossier to Mr Brittan, said his father’s home had been burgled shortly afterwards.
“My parents had two burglaries, without anything being taken, which seemed a very professional job the way they were carried out – so again a bit of suspicion there,” Barry Dickens Told ITV News.

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