According to media sources on the net, Theresa May is expected to announce the Chair for the nation’s child abuse inquiry, imminently.

A statement from a Home Office spokesperson (which they did not make available on any of their social media channels or official web pages), tells us that:

“The Home Secretary has been having a series of meetings with survivors of child abuse right up to this point. She is going to make an announcement today.”

So why didn’t they just say so on Monday, when public frenzy over dashed expectations was already at fever pitch? Let’s hope the announcement is made today so the Inquiry can make, another, fresh start.

May is expected to announce the new Chair and further details of the Inquiry at 12.30pm before MPs during Prime Minister’s Questions. You can catch the session live here. 

We’ll keep you updated as and when new developments come in.