08 December, 2010

Chilcot to take further evidence in early 2011

It appears that the Chilcot Inquiry will be recalling former Prime Minister Blair and certain others.  The Guardian 8th December 2010.  See the Inquiry's Press Release of 8th December which indicates that further evidence will be taken in the period 18th January 2011 to 4th February 2011.

Relevant Role
The Rt Hon. Tony Blair
Prime Minister, 1997 – 2007

Admiral the Lord Boyce GCB OBE DL
Chief of the Defence Staff 2001-2003
John Buck
Director for Iraq 2003-2004

Tom McKane

Deputy Head of Defence and Overseas Secretariat, 2001-2002

Sir Gus O’Donnell, KCB

Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service, 2005 to date
Stephen Pattison

Head of UN Department, 2001-2003 and Director for International Security 2004 – 2007

Sir David Richmond KBE CMG

Deputy UK Special Representative to Iraq, 2003-04; UK Special Representative to Iraq, 2004; and Director General Defence and Intelligence, FCO, 2004-06

The Rt Hon. Jack Straw MP

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 2001 – 2006

Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy GCB CBE DSO

UK’s Air Component Commander for Op Telic One 2003; Chief of Joint Operations (CJO) 2004 – 2006, Chief of the Air Staff 2006-2009

Lord Turnbull of Enfield GCB
Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service, 2002 – 2005
Sir Stephen Wall GCMG LVO
Prime Minister’s Adviser on European Issues and Head of the Cabinet Office’s European Secretariat, 2000 – 2004

Lord Wilson of Dinton GCB

Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service, 1998 – 2002

These hearings will be open to the general public.

The Inquiry has also requested written evidence from the following individuals: 

Relevant Role
Lord Bach of Lutterworth
Minister for Defence Procurement, June 2001 – May 2005

Air Chief Marshal Sir Anthony Bagnall GBE, KCB
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, 2001 - 2005

The Rt Hon. The Lord Drayson

Minister of State for Defence Equipment and Support, 2005 - 2007

The Rt Hon. The Lord Goldsmith

Attorney General, 2001 - 2007

Dr Brian Jones

Head of the Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Technical Intelligence Branch, Defence Intelligence Staff 1987-2003
Major General Albert Whitley

Senior British Land Adviser to Coalition Forces and Land Component Commander, 2002 - 2003

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