Fiona Woolf, recently appointed Chair of the government’s CSA inquiry, appearing in front of the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee on 21st Oct 2014. She might have been expecting an easy ride, but she didn’t get one.
In response to questions about her lack of experience in child care, she stressed how her task is to act as manager, provide focus and ensure efficiency.
She repeatedly claimed that she was “not a member of the Establishment”, and failed to comprehend that others may not share her perspective.
It was revealed that her letter to the Home Secretary was drafted with the assistance of Home office staff, and, after the Home office had approved it, the final version published.
The Committee have asked to see the first draft.
It was apparent from her replies that the terms of reference weren’t drafted by her, nor did she propose any names…
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