Oxfam grilling: 'We're going to find out who knew what, and when' says MP

Mark Goldring is facing MPs today

Mark Goldring is facing MPs today

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A member of the team of MPs grilling Oxfam chiefs say boss Mark Goldring will face "the big judgement" today.

Nigel Evans also said he and his colleagues will be asking "who knew what, and when" in relation to the Haiti sex scandal, asking Goldring and his fellow Oxfam bosses whether they informed ministers and the Haitian police of allegations that staff had used prostitutes.

Evans, a member of the international development select committee which will question Goldring and chair of trustees Caroline Thompson today (February 20), told talkRADIO he and his colleagues want to get to the core of the scandal, and will leave no stone unturned.

He said that Goldring's handling of the Haiti debacle raises questions about whether he can handle the clean-up, adding that it seems clear "we need root and branch reform."

When asked by Julia whether Goldring will still be in his job at the end of the week, Evans said "the big judgement is going to be made today, not just by us but by Mark Goldring himself."

Oxfam says its former Haiti director Roland van Hauwermeiren admitted to using prostitutes in the country (van Hauwermeiren has denied this charge), and has published the results of an internal investigation showing that four people were sacked over the affair, with three resigning. However one of those sacked was subsequently rehired, the charity has admitted.

Oxfam denies covering up the findings of its internal inquiry.

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