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Private Hearings

At the outset, the Inquiry committed to ensuring that its work was as open as possible.  Sir John Chilcot, the Chairman said:

"Ministers, senior military officers, members of the Senior Civil Service and their equivalents, and former holders of those posts, should all expect to give evidence in public.  Only if there are genuine issues of national or personal security would such senior witnesses be justified in seeking to give some of their evidence in private"

The Protocol on Hearing Evidence in Public and Identifying Witnesses set out the factors the Committee would take into account when deciding whether it was necessary to hold a private hearing (at which the public and media were not present). 

Transcripts of private hearings and documents disclosed are published in a redacted form in line with paragraph 3 of the above protocol. 

WitnessesRole

Anonymous Evidence

The Inquiry received some evidence which it is publishing anonymously in accordance with paragraph 4 of the Protocol for Hearing Evidence in Public, and for Identifying Witnesses. 

Hon Dominic Asquith

Director Iraq, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2004-2006
HM Ambassador to Iraq, 2006-2007

Mr Jonny Baxter

Head, Department for International Development, Baghdad, 2007-2008

Major General Graham Binns

Commander, 7 Armoured Brigade, 2001-Apr 2003
General Officer Commanding Multi-National Division (South-East) Aug 2007-Feb 2008

Major General Adrian Bradshaw

Commander, 7 Armoured Brigade Apr 2003-2005

Sir Anthony Brenton

Minister, Washington DC (including periods as Charge d'Affaires), 2001-2004

Ms Lindy Cameron

Head, Department for International Development, Baghdad, 2004-2005

Mr Edward Chaplin

HM Ambassador to Iraq, 2004-2005

Mr Simon Collis

Consul General, Basra, 2004-2005

Sir Richard Dearlove

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Chief, Secret Intelligence Service, 2001-2004

Mr Tim Dowse

Chief of the Assessments Staff 2003-2009

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Directors of Special Forces

Sir William Ehrman

Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, 2004-2005

Mr Tim Foy Head, Department for International Development, Baghdad, 2004-2005
Head, Provicial Reconstruction Team, Basra, 2006
Reviewer, Provincial Reconstruction Team, 2006
Sir Jeremy Greenstock HM Ambassador to the United Nations, 2001-2003
UK Special Representative for Iraq, 2003-2004
Mr Martin Howard Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence, 2003-2004
Director General Operational Policy, Ministry of Defence, 2004-2007
Mr Richard Jones Consul General, Basra, 2007-2008
Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb

General Officer Commanding Multi-National Division (South-East), Jun 2003-Dec 2003
Senior British Military Representative - Iraq, 2006-2007

Major General Michael Laurie Director General Intelligence Collection, Defence Intelligence Staff 2002-2003
Mr Ian Lee Director General Operational Policy, Ministry of Defence, 2002-2004
Sir David Manning Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister and Head of Cabinet Office Defence and Overseas Secretariat, 2001-2003
HM Ambassador to the United States, 2003-2007
Mr Julian Miller Chief of the Assessments Staff, 2001-2003
Sir David Pepper Director, Government Communciations Headquarters (GCHQ), 2003-2008
Mr Christopher Prentice HM Ambassador to Iraq, 2007-2009
Ms Kathleen Reid Head, Department for International Development, Basra, 2007-2008
General Sir John Reith Chief of Joint Operations Aug 2001-Jul 2004
Mr Matthew Rycroft Private Secretary (Foreign Affairs) to the Prime Minister 2002-2004

Sir John Scarlett

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Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, 2003-2004
Chief, Secret Intelligence Service 2004-2009

Major General Jonathan Shaw

General Officer Commanding Multi National Division (South-East), Jan-Aug 2007

Sir Nigel Sheinwald

Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister and Head of Cabinet Office Defence and Overseas Secretariat, 2003-2007
HM Ambassador to the United States covering the period 2007-2009

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Secret Intelligence Service officers below the rank of Chief

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These Secret Intelligence Service officers below the rank of Chief, who were working on particularly sensitive matters, gave evidence on the detail of their work and how it interfaced with the wider Government effort.  The Committee concluded, in line with its Protocols, that it would not be possible to redact and publish the transcripts without rendering them unintelligible.  Where their evidence is referred to this is indicated in the Report. 

Ms Emma Sky

Governate Coordinator for Kirkuk
Governance Advisor to CPA North 2003-2004
Adviser to US Military, 2007-2010

Mr James Tansley Consul General, Basra, 2005-2006
Mr Rob Tinline Head, Provincial Reconstruction Team, Basra, 2007-2008
Mr John Tucknott Deputy Head of Mission, Baghdad, 2007-2008
Major General Tim Tyler Deputy Commander, Iraq Survey Group, Jan 2004-Mar 2004
Mr Simon Webb Policy Director, Ministry of Defence, 2001-2004