We must get to Kincora truth, says Kilclooney

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A veteran unionist peer has said that everything must be done to uncover the truth of what happened at Kincora Boys’ Home.

Former Ulster Unionist deputy leader Lord Kilclooney said that the Home Office needed to examine whether the UK-wide inquiry into cover-ups of historical child abuse by establishment figures should extend to cover the notorious east Belfast case.

Last month the chairman of Stormont’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA), Sir Anthony Hart, told First Minister Peter Robinson that his inquiry did not have the power to compel witnesses or force the release of documents from the Ministry of Defence or the Home Office if they were unwilling to attend and be questioned about allegations that members of the Army or MI5 were aware of the Kincora abuse and failed to act.


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