The Government has agreed that there should be an independent inquiry into historic practices relating to infant cremations in the Hull area.
This comes after a campaign lasting more than a year led by Hull North family Tina and Mike Trowhill and Hull North MP Diana Johnson.
The news came in a letter to Diana Johnson MP from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, the Secretary of State for Justice, setting out the Governments plan for a local inquiry.Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: “It’s very good news that the Government has agreed that there should be an independent inquiry into historic practices relating to infant cremations in the Hull area.
“The Secretary of State for Justice met Tina Trowhill recently and agreed that there is more to find out about what went wrong over many years in Hull. This is a victory for Tina Trowhill and other parents in Hull and from around the country.
“It’s just regrettable that such an independent inquiry was resisted locally and, as a result, this news is a year later coming than it should have been.
“I hope that the Government will now ensure that Hull City Council have access to the resources to undertake the inquiry properly. Only full independent scrutiny of what happened over many years will give families confidence that the terrible errors of the past will not be repeated in the future.”