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Iraq Committee of Inquiry

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 24 February 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will instruct the Cabinet Secretary to make available to the Iraq Inquiry the documents which Lord Goldsmith said he would wish to be made public during his appearance at the Inquiry on 27 January 2010. (317082)

Government Departments have provided, or are in the process of providing, copies of all documents and electronic information they hold which the inquiry has so far requested. The Iraq inquiry has access to all Government papers it wants to see, including those referred to by Lord Goldsmith.

Publication of documents is a separate matter. Requests from the inquiry for declassification of documents are being handled in accordance with the protocol agreed between the Government and the inquiry, which is available on the Cabinet Office's website and a copy is in the Library of the House.