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Butler Report

Asked to comment on reports that Downing Street had been given an early version of the Butler Report and had subsequently altered the text of it before publication last week, the PMOS said that as we had told journalists at the weekend, there was only one Butler Report – and the final version of that was what had been given to the Prime Minister last Tuesday by Lord Butler. Asked if Downing Street had seen the part of the Report referring to the Prime Minister before last Tuesday and had suggested any changes, the PMOS said that it was not for us to discuss the processes of the Butler Inquiry. The final Report had been sent to the Prime Minister last Tuesday. That was the one and only Butler Report there was.

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  1. I smell a biiiiiiiiig rat.

    Comment by Martin Curtis — 19 Jul 2004 on 10:01 pm | Link
  2. It would appear from this response that Downing Street DID get an early version of the Butler Report and DID have the text altered before publication! No doubt the PM will "accept full responsibility"…and then DO NOTHING!!!

    Comment by Rodney Stevens — 20 Jul 2004 on 4:05 pm | Link

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