Today: MPs to debate the Iraq Inquiry, Thursday 29 January 2015

DOT

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Iraq Inquiry – Backbench business debate

It is anticipated that the debate will begin between 1 and 2.15pm, following the conclusion of the Ministerial Statements on Birmingham Schools and on Local Growth Deals. Timings are approximate and Parliamentary business may be subject to change.

MPs will debate the following motion:

"That this House regrets that the Iraq Inquiry has decided to defer publication of its report until after 7 May 2015; and calls on the Inquiry to publish a timetable for publication and an explanation of the causes of the delay by 12 February 2015."​

The Members in charge for this debate are David Davis, Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden, Norman Baker, Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes, and Fabian Hamilton, Labour MP for Leeds North East.

How to watch

The debate can be viewed on Parliament TV Player (Silverlight or Windows Media Player required to stream TV).

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons are available three hours after they happen in Today’s Commons Debates.

Find out more

For those who want to find out more, the House of Commons Library has produced a briefing note on the Iraq inquiry entitled the ‘Chilcot Inquiry and delays to publication’ (PDF, 10 pages, 367.3 KB)

About the Backbench Business Committee

The Backbench Business Committee considers requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject, including those raised in e-petitions or national campaigns.
What are your thoughts on this topic?

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DOT
 

alib

LE
They should set up a committee to investigate the inquiry properly.
 

alib

LE
I suggest crowd sourcing public opinion, followed by a lottery and then the executions.
 
The report should be released immediately. There can be no excuse for further delay unless those who carried out the inquiry are afraid of developing Dr Kelly's syndrome...

...but since Labour aren't in office, I would guess they're safe.:eek:
 

DOT

Old-Salt
The Backbench Business debate on the Iraq Inquiry that took place on Thursday 29 January is now available to read and watch.

The debate was opened by David Davis. Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, Lisa Nandy, responded to the debate on behalf of the Opposition. Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, responded on behalf of the Government.

The transcript of yesterday’s debate is available at House of Commons Hansard: Iraq Inquiry.

The debate is available to watch on Parliament TV Player (Silverlight or Windows Media Player required to stream TV).

Related Business

It was announced this week that Sir John Chilcot, the chair of the Iraq Inquiry, will give evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee at 10.00am on Wednesday 4 February on the preparation of his report and on the obstacles.

We will aim to post a reminder about these proceedings before they occur with relevant links.

For more information visit the Foreign Affairs Committee’s webpages.

We hope this is useful?

Thanks
DOT
 
"Sir John Chilcot will give evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee at 10.00am on Wednesday 4 February on the preparation of his report and on the obstacles which remain before he can submit it to the Prime Minister."

It that the point when the details will be made public? Or just the bit where Cameron gets out his censure marker?
 

DOT

Old-Salt
Is Brian Rix involved in this Whitehall Farce? Frankly it's a bloody disgrace the way this has dragged on and its reeks to high hell of cover up.

Any bets on when this will be made public? When it is it will have been sanitized and redacted to the point where it is meaningless.
 
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