After the remuneration came to light, such was the backlash, that Ms Whelan herself requested that the council's performance and finance scrutiny committee "consider the appointment of an independent investigator
to examine the procedure followed" to award her the increase.
The RFL has, meanwhile, appointed an independent investigator
to compile a report into the events which took place off the field.
According to the release, "credible allegations" were made and an independent investigator
conducted a thorough review of the claims and made a report.
8, the diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas, updated its list of credibly accused priests and religious after an independent review, the same day an independent investigator
presented a report on abuse in the Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky.
But lawyers representing Bernie Sargeant, Mr Sargeant's widow, said correspondence between Mr Jones, his solicitor, the Welsh Government's permanent secretary, and independent investigator
Paul Bowen QC showed the former first minister had been involved "behind the scenes" in setting out the investigation's protocols.
Mrs Sargeant is challenging the following decisions: | To bar the family's lawyers from being able to question witnesses | To allow the independent investigator
to bar the family from hearings | To prevent oral evidence from being heard in public | To prevent the independent investigator
from being able to order witnesses to give evidence.
The inquiry is led by independent investigator
Paul Bowen QC, but the protocol was drafted by the permanent secretary, who reported to the then First Minister.
Linda Comstive told the panel Mr Baker had complained earlier this year about a post on Facebook from Coun Brierley that claimed cabinet members and the chief executive of Wigan council had been offered 'weekend executive passes' for use of Haigh Hall.
He said by allowing an independent investigator
, the government would discredit claims that it may have been complicit in the abduction."If you look carefully at statements made by the government, and the police in particular, you'll see an utter lack of seriousness as far as the (government's) response is concerned," said the Arusha Urban MP.
In her judgement, Mrs Justice Farbey said there were no grounds for saying that the independent investigator
had the power to compel witnesses to give evidence.
Chester said he is not impugning the integrity of the police department by asking for an independent investigator