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Hillsborough papers to be released by June 30 2012

Margaret Thatcher and her ministers’ responses to the Hillsborough tragedy in which 96 people were crushed to death will be revealed next year under the FoIA.

The independent reports: “Confidential Government papers detailing former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s response to the Hillsborough disaster, and her Cabinet’s reactions to the tragedy, will be released by 30 June next year.

“Home Secretary Theresa May confirmed this in October, but in the absence of a deadline, anxiety among victims’ relatives remained.”

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