Labour MP Margaret Hodge, who chairs the Public Accounts Committee, said there had been a "veil of secrecy over the establishment" for far too long. Kenneth Clarke enters the Cabinet as Paymaster-General. The debacle over testing and schools suggests this is an administration that struggles with working knowledge of a calendar. May 1990 – Peter Walker resigns as Secretary of State for Wales, having announced his intention in March. There have been signs of hope. The Metropolitan Police declined to comment on the Home Office files specifically, but said it was "assessing information" as part of Operation Fairbank - which was set up in 2012 after Labour MP Tom Watson made claims about a "powerful paedophile ring" linked to a previous prime minister's "senior adviser" and Parliament. Rodger was not a Member of the House of Commons. Leon Brittan succeeded Norman Tebbit as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. His successor is not in the Cabinet. Role assigned under the Office of Trade and Industry. And offer signs that they’ve solutions that extend beyond cycling sound bites. He talked up tunnelling underneath Stonehenge when any intelligent observer could see coronavirus was about to shake the nation to its foundations. But former Tory minister David Mellor, who served under Lord Brittan as a Home Office minister in the 1980s, said there had been a "witch hunt" surrounding the handling of the missing information and that the former home secretary was being unfairly "pilloried". He told BBC Radio 4's World at One programme: "In politics we have an unhealthy view of child sex abuse, to the point that some politicians would rather sweep it under the carpet, than getting it out there and confronting it.". CGG has announced the completion of the first phase of its largest ever seafloor survey in the UK central North Sea (CNS). So not the sort of team who possess the foresight, wit or empathy to take on a challenge such as mass unemployment. Getting on your bike to find work wasn’t a serious strategy last time. real, actual socialism. Former home secretary Leon Brittan said he received a "substantial bundle of papers" in the 1980s from Mr Dickens, reportedly containing abuse claims. "I'm not saying review the conclusions of each one, but look at the kind of common themes.". The Home Office's 2013 review found 527 potentially relevant files which it had kept, but a further 114 were missing, destroyed or "not found". Norman Tebbit is a British politician who has been a 'Conservative' member, a 'House of Lords' inductee, and a 'Royal Air Force' (RAF) officer. July 1990 – Nicholas Ridley resigns as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. Thatcher was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, during which time she led a Conservative majority government. Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said a "wide-ranging review" into the Home Office's handling of the allegations was needed. She also repeated Labour's calls for an over-arching inquiry into child abuse. Tebbit was charicatured as a leather clad skinhead, who primarily served as Margaret Thatcher's enforcer. January 1990 – Norman Fowler resigns as Secretary of State for Employment and is succeeded by.