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Safe Houses

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence at what time and on what day in July 2003 (a) Dr. David Kelly and (b) Richard Hatfield (i) arrived at and (ii) left the safe-house in Hockley provided by his Department. (117018)

[holding answer 19 January 2007]: The Hutton Report (HC247 of 28 January 2004) and transcripts of evidence to Lord Hutton's inquiry give details of Dr. Kelly's movements during July 2003, and meetings between Dr. Kelly and Mr. Hatfield. Both meetings between Dr. Kelly and Mr. Hatfield on 4 and 7 July 2003, took place in Mr. Hatfield’s office in London. Neither Dr. Kelly nor Mr. Hatfield stayed at any accommodation at Hockley.