Hillsborough papers to be released to victims' families

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Cabinet papers relating to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster are to be released first to the families of the 96 people who died. The Hillsborough Independent Panel already has hundreds of thousands of documents relating to the tragedy at Sheffield Wednesday's football stadium, and subsequent inquiries.

The Government has agreed that the panel can release all the documents. Last week, Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, said he agreed the papers should go to the "families who are still grieving for their loss in that terrible, terrible tragedy".

A Commons debate to be held tomorrow will become the first to be instigated as a result of an online petition.