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Search for Hillsborough answers continues

The House of Commons was the scene for a positive new development in the fight for complete transparency regarding the Hillsborough disaster this week.

Labour MP for Walton Steve Rotherham opened the debate yesterday following a 140,000 strong e-petition, set up by Liverpool fan Brian Irvine.

It prompted Home Secretary Theresa May to agree to the disclosure of all government documents relating to the tragedy in which 96 Liverpool supporters died.

While it may still take time before the findings of the independent panel are released (expected to be June next year), the announcement was widely welcomed by families of the victims and support groups.

It is hoped that the release of all government files will finally bring some closure for families after 22 years. Rotherham himself described the decision as “a victory for democracy and power”.

In addition to having a devastating impact upon the image of British football, it was the Hillsborough disaster and subsequent findings of the Taylor Report which led to vastly improved safety standards at football grounds and the conversion to all-seater stadia.

By Matt Youngs

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