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Asked if there was anything the Government could do to make intelligence presentations more independent of their political masters, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) replied that these were matters that were considered by the inquiries at the time after the war. There were recommendations made at that point, but these were matters that were constantly under review.

Put that one of the suggestions was to separate out the JIC role from the presentation role, so that the person overseeing putting intelligence into the public domain was not the same person who had coordinated the Intelligence Committee, the PMOS replied that there were recommendations made at the time of the Butler Inquiry, and those were being taken forward.

Asked if these changes were still happening, the PMOS replied that at the time of the Butler Inquiry we said that we would take forward the recommendations, and that had been done.

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