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28-06-2010

Additional witnesses named for the public hearings

Eight additional witnesses have now been confirmed and will appear before the Iraq Inquiry in July, they are as follows:

WitnessesIn relation to the following roles:
Mark Etherington CBE Head of Provincial Reconstruction Team, Basra 2006 to 2007
Rt Hon Adam Ingram Minister of State for the Armed Forces 2001 to 2007
Lt Gen Sir Alistair Irwin KCB CBE Adjutant General 2003 to 2005
Lt Gen Louis Lillywhite CB MBE QHS Director General Army Medical Service 2003 to 2005
Director General Medical Operational Capability 2005 to 2006
Surgeon General 2006 to 2009
Lt Gen Mark Manns CBE Deputy Adjutant General 2005 to 2008
Lt Gen Anthony Palmer CB CBE Deputy Chief Defence Staff (Personnel) 2002 to 2005
Colin Smith QPM Senior Police Adviser, Basra 2005 to 2006
Sir Peter Spencer KCB Chief of Defence Procurement 2003 to 2007

The Inquiry has agreed that Dr. Nicola Brewer, High Commissioner to South Africa should submit a witness statement. The Inquiry will publish this statement on the website.

The hearings are expected to run from 29 June to 30 July 2010, at the QE II conference centre in London. A full list of witnesses confirmed for this period can be found here.