Foreign Affairs Committee

Session 2002 - 2003: Monday 23rd June 2003




Evidence Sessions

The Decision to go to War in Iraq

The Foreign Affairs Committee will hold the following evidence sessions this week as part of its inquiry into the Decision to go to War in Iraq:

Tuesday 24th June 2003:
Time/Location: 12 Noon in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, Secretary of State, and officials, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Wednesday 25th June 2003:
Time/Location: 3.00pm in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Mr Alastair Campbell, Director of Communications and Strategy, 10 Downing Street

Friday 27th June 2003: (in Private)
Time/Location: 9.00am in Committee Room 13 - Not open to press or public
Witnesses: Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, Secretary of State, and officials, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The uncorrected transcripts from the evidence sessions taken so far in this inquiry can be viewed on the Committee's website;
http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/foreign_affairs_committee.cfm

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