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Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse Bill

The Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse Bill passed its first stage, on 12 June 2012.

The inquiry will be headed by retired High Court judge Sir Anthony Hart.

It will examine allegations of abuse at children's homes, care institutions and borstals between 1945 and 1995.

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