The Home Affairs Select Committee are concerned about 114 missing files at the Home Office which, directly or indirectly, appear to relate to child abuse.
Media reports from the period when Leon Brittan was Home Secretary indicate that at least some of the correspondence from Geoffrey Dickens MP was passed by the Home Office to the Police.
Has the Home Office asked the Police if they have copies of any of the missing files or documents?
Did the "investigator" in 2013 (who remains anonymous) contact the Police to establish whether copies of the Home Office files were held by Police?
Has the Wanless/Whittam review asked the Police if they have copies of the missing Home Office files or documents?
If Theresa May publishes the Report of the Wanless/Whittam Review it might become clear what approach they took to establishing whether copies of the so-called Dickens Dossier on child abuse exist in Police files.
Asking the Police if they have copies of any of the missing files seems such an obvious thing to do.
If it hasn't already been done, it makes me wonder whether there is genuinely a will to look for the files.