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Week 20

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
02 February 2011 Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 2001-2006 Rt Hon Jack Straw
31 January 2011

Head of United Nations Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2001-2003
Director of International Security, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2004-2007

Mr Stephen Pattison
Director, Iraq, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2003-2004 Mr John Buck

Week 19

DateSubject/RoleWitnesses
28 January 2011 Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service, 2005-2011 Sir Gus O'Donnell
27 January 2011 Chief of the Defence Staff, 2001-2003 Admiral the Lord Boyce
26 January 2011 Deputy United Kingdom Special Representative to Iraq, and
United Kingdom Special Representative to Iraq, 2003-2004

Director General Defence and Intelligence, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2004-2007
Sir David Richmond
25 January 2011 Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service, 2001-2002 Lord Wilson of Dinton
Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service, 2002-2005 Lord Turnbull

Week 18

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
21 January 2011 Prime Minister, 2001-2007 Rt Hon Tony Blair
19 January 2011 Deputy Head of Defence and Overseas Secretariat, Cabinet Office, 2001-2002 Mr Tom McKane
Prime Minister's Adviser on European Issues, and Head of European Secretariat, Cabinet Office, 2001-2004 Sir Stephen Wall
18 January 2011 UK Air Component Commander,  Operation TELIC 1, 2003

Chief of Joint Operations, 2004-2006

Chief of the Air Staff, 2006-2009
Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy

Week 17

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
30 July 2010 First Secretary of State and Deputy Prime Minister, 2001-2007 Rt Hon the Lord Prescott
28 July 2010 Assistant Chief of the General Staff, 2001-2002

Commander in Chief Land Command, 2005-2006

Chief of the General Staff, 2006-2009
General Sir Richard Dannatt
Commander in Chief Land Command, 2001-2003

Chief of the General Staff, 2003-2006
General Sir Mike Jackson
27 July 2010 Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Equipment Capability). Jun 2003-2006
Jun 2006-2009 
Lieutenant General Sir Robert Fulton
Lieutenant General Andrew Figgures
Executive Chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission, 2001-2003 Dr Hans Blix
26 July 2010 HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary, 2005-2008 Sir Ronnie Flanagan
Chief of Defence Procurement, 2003-2007 Vice Admiral Sir Peter Spencer

Week 16

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
23 July 2010 International Policing portfolio lead, Association of Chief Police Officers for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, 2001-2008 Mr Paul Kernaghan
21 July 2010 Director of Law and Order and Senior Police Adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority, 2003-2004 Mr Stephen White
Senior Police Adviser, Basra, 2005-2006 Mr Colin Smith
Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Personnel), 2002-2005 Lieutenant General Anthony Palmer
Adjutant General, 2003-2005 Lieutenant General Sir Alistair Irwin
Director Europe, Middle East and Americas, Department for International Development, 2001-2004 Ms Carolyn Miller
20 July 2010 Deputy Director General, Security Service until 2002;
Director General, Security Service, 2002-2007
Baroness Manningham-Buller
General Officer Commanding Multi-National Division (South-East), Aug 2008-Mar 2009 Major General Andy Salmon
Surgeon General, 2006-2009 Lieutenant General Louis Lillywhite
19 July 2010 Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Personnel), 2007 - 2010 Vice Admiral Peter Wilkinson
Deputy Adjutant General, 2005-2008 Lieutenant General Mark Mans
Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Personnel), 2005-2007 Air Marshal David Pocock

Week 15

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
16 July 2010 Prime Minister's Envoy for Reconstruction in Southern Iraq, and Chairman of the Basra Development Commission, 2007-2009 Mr Michael Wareing
Minister of State for the Armed Forces, 2001-2007 Rt Hon Adam Ingram
14 July 2010 Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Health), 2002-2004

Chief of Defence Logistics, 2005-2007

Chief of Defence Materiel, 2007-2009
General Sir Kevin O'Donoghue
Team Leader, Defence, Diplomacy and Intelligence, The Treasury, 2003- 2005 Mr John Dodds
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, 2002-2005 Rt Hon the Lord Boateng
12 July 2010 First Secretary, United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations, 2001-2002 Mr Carne Ross
General Officer Commanding Multi-National Division (South-East), Jun-Dec 2005

Deputy Chief of Joint Operations (Operations), 2007-2009
Lieutenant General Sir James Dutton

Week 14

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
09 July 2010

Managing Director, Financial Regulation and Industry, 2002
Managing Director, Macroeconomic Policy and International Finance, The Treasury, 2002-2007

Sir Jonathan Cunliffe
Head of Provincial Reconstruction Team, Basra, 2006-2007 Mr Mark Etherington
07 July 2010 HM Ambassador to Iran, 2002-2006 Sir Richard Dalton
HM Ambassador to Iran, 2006-2009 Sir Geoffrey Adams
06 July 2010 Director Operations and Infrastructure in the Coalition Provisional Authority, 2003-2004 Mr Andy Bearpark
Director General Operational Policy, Ministry of Defence, 2004-2007 Mr Martin Howard
Minister of State for the Armed Forces, 2007-2009;
Secretary of State for Defence, 2009
Rt Hon Bob Ainsworth
05 July 2010 Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development, 2002-2003 Ms Sally Keeble

Week 13

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
02 July 2010 Director General Financial Management, Ministry of Defence, 2001-2004 Mr Bruce Mann
Director General Resource and Plans, Ministry of Defence, 2002-2006 Mr Tom McKane

Director General Resource and Plans, Ministry of Defence, 1998-2002
Financial Director, Ministry of Defence, 2003-2009

Mr Trevor Woolley
30 June 2010 Permanent Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2002-2006 Lord Jay of Ewelme
Legal Counsellor to the United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations, 2001-2004 Mr Iain Macleod
Legal Counsellor, Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers, 2002-2005 Ms Cathy Adams
29 June 2010 Chief Police Adviser to the Ministry of Interior, Baghdad, 2003-2004 Mr Douglas Brand
HM Ambassador to France, 2001-2007 Sir John Holmes

Week 12

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
8 March 2010 Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 2007-2009 Rt Hon David Miliband
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, 2005-2009 Sir Bill Jeffrey

Week 11

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
5 March 2010

Chancellor of the Exchequer, 2001-2007;

Prime Minister, 2007-2009

Rt Hon Gordon Brown
Secretary of State for International Development, 2007-2009

Rt Hon Douglas Alexander

Week 10

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
8 February 2010 Senior British Military Representative in Iraq, Apr-Oct 2004 General Sir John McColl
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 2001-2006 Rt Hon Jack Straw

Week 9

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
3 February 2010 Permanent Under Secretary, Ministry of Defence, 2001-2005 Sir Kevin Tebbit
Secretary of State for Defence, May 2005-May 2006 Rt Hon Dr John Reid
Prime Minister's Special Envoy to Iraq on Human Rights, 2003-2009 Rt Hon Ann Clwyd
2 February 2010 Secretary of State for International Development, 2001-2003 Rt Hon Clare Short
Secretary of State for International Development, 2003-2007 Rt Hon Hilary Benn
Permanent Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2006-2009 Sir Peter Ricketts
1 February 2010 Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Equipment) 2002-Aug 2003
Chief of the Air Staff, Aug 2003-Apr 2006
Chief of the Defence Staff, Apr 2006-2009
Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup
Chief of the General Staff, 2001-Feb 2003
Chief of the Defence Staff, May 2003-Apr 2006
General the Lord Walker of Aldringham

Week 8

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
29 January 2010 Prime Minister, 2001-Jun 2007 Rt Hon Tony Blair
27 January 2010 Attorney General, 2001-Jun 2007 Rt Hon the Lord Goldsmith
26 January 2010 Legal Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2001-2006 Sir Michael Wood
Legal Secretary to the Law Officers, 2001-2004 Mr David Brummell
Deputy Legal Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2001-2003 Ms Elizabeth Wilmshurst
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, May 2006-Jun 2007 Rt Hon Margaret Beckett
25 January 2010 Secretary of State for Defence, May 2006-Oct 2008 Rt Hon Des Browne
Secretary of State for Defence, Oct 2008-Jun 2009 Rt Hon John Hutton

Week 7

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
22 January 2010
Permanent Secretary, Department for International Development, 2002-2007 Sir Suma Chakrabarti
Permanent Secretary, The Treasury, 2006-2009 Sir Nicholas Macpherson
21 January 2010 Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 2001-2006 Rt Hon Jack Straw
20 January 2010 Director General, Political, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2007-2009 Sir Mark Lyall Grant
Permanent Secretary and Security Intelligence Co-ordinator, Cabinet Office, 2002-2005 Sir David Omand
19 January 2010 Secretary of State for Defence, 2001-2005 Rt Hon Geoffrey Hoon
18 January 2010 Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, 2001-2007 Mr Jonathan Powell

Week 6

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
15 January 2010 General Officer Commanding Multi-National Division South-East, Aug 2007-Feb 2008 Major General Graham Binns
13 January 2010 Permanent Secretary, Department for International Development, 2008-2009 Dr Nemat Shafik
Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service, 2002-2005 Lord Turnbull
12 January 2010 Director of Communications and Strategy to the Prime Minister, 2001-2003 Mr Alastair Campbell
11 January 2010 The view from Basra, Jul 2006-Jan 2007

Lieutenant General Sir Richard Shirreff

The view from Basra, Jan-Aug 2007 Major General Jonathan Shaw

Week 5

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
08 January 2010 Negotiating the UK military exit Mr Peter Watkins
UK policy towards Iraq in 2009 Dr John Jenkins and Mr Frank Baker
07 January 2010 Basra: Operation Charge of the Knights Lieutenant General Barney White-Spunner
Basra: Developments after the Charge of the Knights Mr Nigel Haywood and Mr Keith Mackiggan
06 January 2010 Policy decisions 2007-2009 General Sir Peter Wall and Mr Jon Day
Policy decisions 2007-2009 Mr Mark Lowcock
Baghdad 2007-2009 Mr Christopher Prentice
05 January 2010 Baghdad 2005-2006 Sir William Patey
The view from Baghdad 2005-2006; the military perspective from London 2006-2007 General Sir Nicholas Houghton and Vice Admiral Charles Style
Policy decisions 2007-2009 Mr Simon McDonald

Week 4

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
17 December 2009 Promoting Iraq's recovery and growth after the initial invasion Mr Jim Drummond, Mr Martin Dinham and Mr Stephen Pickford
16 December 2009 The view from London and Baghdad Lieutenant General Sir Robert Fry
The view from Whitehall Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Sir John Sawers and Mr Desmond Bowen
15 December 2009 Baghdad at the time of the Coalition Provisional Authority Sir Jeremy Greenstock
Views from Basra 2004-2006 Lieutenant General William Rollo and Lieutenant General John Cooper
14 December 2009 Views from Baghdad 2004-2005 Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely and Lieutenant General Robin Brims
Basra and the South after the invasion Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley and General Sir Peter Wall

Week 3

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
10 December 2009 No.10 perspective in 2001; the early days of the Coalition Provisional Authority Sir John Sawers
09 December 2009

Law, order and security in the aftermath Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Viggers and Lieutenant General Andrew Figgures
Basra and the South 2003-2004 Sir Hilary Synnott, Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb and Major General Andrew Stewart
Baghdad 2006-2007 Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb
08 December 2009 Post invasion Iraq: The planning and the reality after the invasion Sir Suma Chakrabarti and
Mr Dominick Chilcott
Intelligence Sir John Scarlett
The military invasion Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian Burridge and Lieutenant General Robin Brims
07 December 2009 Baghdad 2004-2005 Mr Edward Chaplin
Post invasion Iraq: The planning and the reality after the invasion Major General Tim Cross
Mr Desmond Bowen

Week 2

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses
04 December 2009 Military planning Lieutenant General Sir Anthony Pigott and Major General David Wilson
The view from London and Baghdad 2004-2007 Hon Dominic Asquith
03 December 2009 Military planning Sir Kevin Tebbit and Admiral the Lord Boyce
01 December 2009 UK policy towards Iraq 2001-2003 Mr Edward Chaplin and Sir Peter Ricketts
30 November 2009 UK policy towards Iraq 2001-2003 Sir David Manning

Week 1

DateSubject / RoleWitnesses

27 November 2009

Developments in the United Nations

Sir Jeremy Greenstock

26 November 2009

The transatlantic relationship

Sir Christopher Meyer

25 November 2009 Weapons of mass destruction Mr Tim Dowse and Sir William Ehrman
24 November 2009 UK policy towards Iraq in 2001 Mr Simon Webb, Sir Peter Ricketts, Sir William Patey and Sir Michael Wood