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Barry Sheerman on 'rushed' child safety checks

Barry Sheerman, chair of the Childrens' Select Committee, gives a Labour backbench view of the revised vetting rules for adults working with children - as he admits the previous rules were 'rushed' through.

The Daily Politics asked the Government for an interview with Ed Balls or a minister in his department, but none was available.

Columinist Peter Oborne joins in and defends the action of the education secretary.

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