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There is an urgent need for protection of whistleblowers who report abuse allegations to prevent any more cover-ups, a Lib Dem MP has said.
John Hemming said ignoring abuse victims could no longer be "tolerated". Mr Hemming tabled a Private Member's Bill which would mean officials approached by whistleblowers would be able to investigate allegations of abuse without fear of being prosectued.
Mr Hemming told MPs that existing laws did provide some protection but the Jimmy Savile scandal showed that broader safeguards were needed.
"Unless you protect people's right to complain, the rule of law cannot apply because we do not know whether someone has infringed the law," he told a Commons debate on his proposals.
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