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Session 2002 - 2003: Tuesday 15th July 2003




The Decision to go to War in Iraq

LETTER TO THE FOREIGN SECRETARY

The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Donald Anderson, has written to the Foreign Secretary in the following terms:

As you know, the Committee heard oral evidence today from Dr David Kelly of the Ministry of Defence.

The Committee deliberated after hearing Dr Kelly€™s evidence, and asked me to write to you, expressing their view that it seems most unlikely that Dr Kelly was Andrew Gilligan€™s prime source for his allegations about the September dossier on Iraq. Colleagues have also asked me to pass on their view that Dr Kelly has been poorly treated by the Government since he wrote to his line manager, admitting that he had met Gilligan.

LETTER TO MR ANDREW GILLIGAN

The Chairman of the Committee has also written to BBC journalist Andrew Gilligan asking him to appear before the Committee at 3 o€™clock on Thursday 17th July to give oral evidence in private. The meeting will not be open to the press or public.

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