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Asked when there would be an inquiry into the Iraq war, the PMS replied that the Government had already had a number of inquiries on issues around both the death of David Kelly and the reasons for the war in Iraq. Asked which inquiry had dealt with the reasons for the war, the PMS said that we had had the ISC Inquiry, the Hutton Inquiry and the Butler Inquiry.

Put that none of those had covered the reasons for going to war, the PMS said that the Butler Inquiry had looked at the use of intelligence, which formed part of the basis of an argument for the war in Iraq. This was the public argument that we deployed in the dossier.

Asked when the right time would be for an inquiry, the PMS said that as we had set out in the past, we did not believe that it would be right to have an inquiry while our troops were still engaged in operations in Iraq.

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