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Statement from Bill Wilson QC - Board of the Glenn Inquiry

Statement from Bill Wilson QC, Chair of the Board of the Glenn Inquiry

19-07-2013

"Sir Owen Glenn is considering his personal position.

His entire focus is the Inquiry and the women and children who are subjected to domestic violence.

Since the first week of June the Inquiry has been considerably deflected in its work by a torrent of nasty publicity directed at Sir Owen personally. 

He has through his Hawaiian lawyers been able to establish the correctness of what he said. He’s got nothing to apologise for and he is deeply disappointed at the deflection of the Inquiry’s activities and true focus.

The Safety Review quite clearly provides independent evidence that the allegations made against Sir Owen were scare-mongering, unfounded and deeply destructive, especially of the confidence of the people who were interviewed.

Very substantial costs have been incurred which are therefore no longer available to the Inquiry and in that sense it was a complete waste of money and time. The hurt that has been caused to the Inquiry staff has been appalling.  

The Board of the Inquiry sincerely wish that Sir Owen plays a very active role to ensure that the Inquiry contributes to zero tolerance to violence within families.”

ENDS

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