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8 October 2014

The Panel of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry on Wednesday (8 October) said a ruling on naming alleged abusers needs further consideration before a decision is made.

Panel Chair, Frances Oldham, told the Inquiry:

"The Panel received submissions yesterday afternoon regarding the proposal to revise the Inquiry's Protocol and name those whom the Inquiry reasonably believes to be deceased.

"During the course of all submissions yesterday, counsel recognised that the application raises difficult issues and that there is an overriding need to maintain a balance between fairness and transparency . It is also the Panel's view that the application also raises wider issues that need to be considered.

"Accordingly further time is needed and I will not be making a ruling today on the specific application of yesterday. A date will be notified as soon as possible to all interested parties."  

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