The Hansard record on the 1996 Point of Order by Anne Clwyd is linked here
and contains this summary of the outrageous cover-up effected in Parliament by our supposed representatives and protectors of our democracy and freedoms:
Ms Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley)
Further to the point of order that I put to you this
morning, Madam Speaker. I understand that Mr. Speaker Weatherill's
ruling of 17 February 1992 blocks the early-day motions that I attempted
to table last night relating to the North Wales police and child abuse.
I should be grateful if you would reconsider the position, because it
now seems that one cannot table a motion or a question for oral or
written answer; one cannot speak in a debate or, probably, even
introduce a Bill drawing on the experience in Clwyd. One cannot raise
the issue in a Select Committee or a Standing Committee either. A wall
of silence will surround the passage of the Government motion later
I cannot defend that in my constituency. My constituents
were involved, and there are things that should be done before that
motion is passed. We should have had a debate in the House on child
abuse, and the Secretary of State for Health should have made a
statement on the Utting review. This morning a Welsh Office Minister
tried to convince me that the Jillings report was defamatory. That is
rubbish. What are they trying to hide?
Finally, I want to expose the fact that 25 years ago there
was a report on Bryn Estyn, one of the homes involved in the Clwyd child
abuse case, but it was never published because the Home Office
suppressed it. We cannot close down debate in the House of Commons on an
issue as important as child abuse.
Oh yes they could, it seems, and for more than 16 years during which they could continue with their own perversions or covering up those of others!