Chilcot inquiry: MPs demand explanation for four year delay of report on Iraq war
Date published: 20th May 2014
Delays in publishing the official report into the Iraq War have been described as "very serious" by the head of a powerful Commons committee.
Sir John Chilcot's report is now four years overdue, said Bernard Jenkin, chairman of the House of Commons Public Administration Committee.
The Chilcot inquiry completed public hearings in 2011, but publication of its report has been held back by negotiations over the publication of private communications between Tony Blair, prime minister at the time of the 2003 conflict, and then US president George Bush.
Mr Jenkin has now written to the Cabinet Office demanding an explanation.
He said he is prepared to summon ministers and Sir Jeremy Heywood, the Cabinet Secretary, for questioning.
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