Statement from Bill Wilson QC - Board of the Glenn Inquiry
Statement from Bill Wilson QC, Chair of the Board of
the Glenn Inquiry
"Sir Owen Glenn is
considering his personal position.
His entire focus is
the Inquiry and the women and children who are subjected to
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
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
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
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