Oral Evidence by Date

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Week 21

Date Subject/RoleWitnesses
02 February 2011 Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 2001 to 2006 Rt Hon Jack Straw MP
31 January 2011 Head of United Nations Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2001 to 2003

Head of United Nations Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2001 to 2003

Director of International Security, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2004 to 2007
Stephen Pattison
Director for Iraq, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2003 to 2004 John Buck

Week 20

Date Subject/RoleWitnesses
28 January 2011 Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service, 2005 to date Sir Gus O’Donnell KCB
27 January 2011 Chief of the Defence Staff, 2001 to 2003 Admiral The Lord Boyce GCB OBE DL
26 January 2011 Deputy United Kingdom Special Representative to Iraq, 2003 to 2004

United Kingdom Special Representative to Iraq, 2004

Director General Defence and Intelligence, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2004 to 2007
Sir David Richmond KBE CMG
25 January 2011 Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service, 1998 to 2002 Lord Wilson of Dinton GCB
Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service, 2002 to 2005 Lord Turnbull of Enfield GCB

Week 19

Date Subject/RoleWitnesses
21 January 2011 Prime Minister, 1997 to 2007 The Rt Hon Tony Blair
19 January 2011 Deputy Head of Defence & Overseas Secretariat, Cabinet Office, 1999 to 2002 Tom McKane
Prime Minister’s Adviser on European Issues and Head of the Cabinet Office’s European Secretariat, 2000 to 2004 Sir Stephen Wall GCMG LVO
18 January 2011 United Kingdom’s Air Component Commander for Operation Telic One, 2003

Chief of Joint Operations, 2004 to 2006

Chief of the Air Staff, 2006 to 2009
Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy GCB CBE DSO

Week 18

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

Commander in Chief Land Command, 2005 to 2006

Chief of the General Staff, 2006 to 2009
General Sir Richard Dannatt GCB CBE MC
Commander in Chief Land Command, 2000 to 2003

Chief of the General Staff, 2003 to 2006
General Sir Mike Jackson GCB CBE DSO DL
27 July 2010 Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Equipment Capability) Lt Gen Sir Robert Fulton KBE
Lt Gen Andrew Figgures CBE
1st Executive Chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission, 2000 to 2003 Dr Hans Blix
26 July 2010 HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary, 2005 to 2008 Sir Ronnie Flanagan GBE QPM
Chief of Defence Procurement, 2003 to 2007 Sir Peter Spencer KCB

Week 17

Date Subject/RoleWitnesses
23 July 2010 International Policing portfolio lead, Association of Chief Police Officers for England, Wales & Northern Ireland, 2001 to 2008 Paul Kernaghan CBE QPM
21 July 2010 Director of Law and Order and Senior Police Adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority, 2003 to 2004 Stephen White OBE
Senior Police Adviser, Basra, 2005 to 2006 Colin Smith QPM
Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Personnel), 2002 to 2005 Lt Gen Anthony Palmer CB CBE
Adjutant General, 2003 to 2005 Lt Gen Sir Alistair Irwin KCB CBE
Director Europe, Middle East and Americas, Department for International Development, 2001 to 2004 Carolyn Miller
20 July 2010 Deputy Director General, Security Service until 2002
Director General, Security Service, 2002 to 2007
Baroness Manningham-Buller DCB
General Officer Commanding Multi National Division (South East), 2008 to 2009 Maj Gen Andy Salmon CMG OBE
Surgeon General, 2006 to 2009 Lt Gen Louis Lillywhite CB MBE QHS
19 July 2010 Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Personnel), 2007 to present Vice Admiral Peter Wilkinson CB CVO
Deputy Adjutant General, 2005 to 2008 Lt Gen Mark Mans CBE
Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Personnel), 2005 to 2007 Air Marshal David Pocock CB CVO

Week 16

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

Chief of Defence Logistics, 2005 to 2007

Chief of Defence Material, 2007 to 2009
General Sir Kevin O’Donoghue KCB CBE
Team Leader – Defence, Diplomacy and Intelligence, HM Treasury, 2003 to 2005 John Dodds
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, 2002 to 2005 Rt Hon The Lord Boateng
12 July 2010 First Secretary, United Kingdom Mission to New York, 1998 to 2002 Carne Ross
General Officer Commanding Multi National Division (South East), 2005

Deputy Chief of Joint Operations (Operations), 2007 to 2009
Lt Gen Sir James Dutton KCB CBE

Week 15

Date Subject/RoleWitnesses
09 July 2010 Managing Director, Financial Regulation & Industry, 2002
Managing Director, Macroeconomic Policy and International Finance, HM Treasury, 2002 to 2007
Sir Jonathan Cunliffe CB
Head of Provincial Reconstruction Team, Basra, 2006 to 2007 Mark Etherington CBE
07 July 2010 HM Ambassador to Iran, 2003 to 2006 Sir Richard Dalton KCMG
HM Ambassador to Iran, 2006 to 2009 Sir Geoffrey Adams KCMG
06 July 2010  Director Operations and Infrastructure in the Coalition Provisional Authority, 2003 to 2004 Andy Bearpark CBE
Director General Operational Policy, Ministry of Defence, 2004 to 2007 Martin Howard CB
Minister of State for the Armed Forces, 2007 to 2009 Secretary of State for Defence, 2009 Rt Hon Bob Ainsworth MP
05 July 2010 Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development, 2002 to 2003 Sally Keeble

Week 14

Date Subject/RoleWitnesses
02 July 2010 Director General Financial Management, Ministry of Defence, 2001 to 2004 Bruce Mann CB
Director General Resource & Plans, Ministry of Defence, 2002 to 2006 Tom McKane
Trevor Woolley CB Director General Resource & Plans, Ministry of Defence, 1998 to 2002

Financial Director, Ministry of Defence, 2003 to 2009
30 June 2010 Permanent Under Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2002 to 2006 Rt Hon The Lord Jay of Ewelme GCMG
Legal Counsellor to the United Kingdom’s Mission to the United Nations, 2001 to 2004 Iain MacLeod
Legal Counsellor, Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers, 2002 to 2005 Cathy Adams
29 June 2010 Chief Police Adviser to the Ministry of Interior, Baghdad, 2003 to 2004 Douglas Brand OBE
HM Ambassador, Paris, 2001 to 2007 Sir John Holmes GCVO KBE CMG

Week 13

Date Subject/RoleWitnesses

24 June 2010

The view from Baghdad and Basra 2007 to 2009 Jonny Baxter
Richard Jones
Kathleen Reid
Rob Tinline
John Tucknott
22 June 2010 The view from Baghdad and Basra 2004 to 2007 Lindy Cameron
Simon Collis
Tim Foy
James Tansley

Week 12

Date Subject/RoleWitnesses
8 March 2010 Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, 2007 – 2009 Rt Hon David Miliband MP
Permanent Secretary, MOD, 2005 – 2009 Sir Bill Jeffrey

Week 11

Date Subject/RoleWitnesses
5 March 2010 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 2001 – 2007; Prime Minister, 2007 – 2009 Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
Secretary of State for International Development, 2007 – 2009 Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP

Week 10

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

Week 9

Date Subject/RoleWitnesses
3 February 2010 Permanent Secretary, MOD, 2001 - 2005 Sir Kevin Tebbit
Secretary of State for Defence, 2005 - 2006 Rt Hon Dr John Reid MP
Prime Minister's Special Envoy to Iraq, 2003 - 2009 Rt Hon Ann Clwyd MP
2 February 2010 International Development Secretary, 2001 – 2003 Rt Hon Clare Short MP
International Development Secretary, 2003 – 2007 Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Permanent Secretary, FCO, 2006 - 2009 Sir Peter Ricketts
1 February 2010 Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Equipment) 2002 – August 2003
Chief of the Air Staff, August 2003 – April 2006
Chief of the Defence Staff, August 2006 - 2009
Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup
Chief of the General Staff, 2001 – Feb 2003
Chief of the Defence Staff, May 2003 – April 2006
Rt Hon General the Lord Walker of Aldringham

Week 8

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

Week 7

Date Subject/RoleWitnesses
22 January 2010
Permanent Secretary, DFID, 2002 - 2007 Sir Suma Chakrabarti
Permanent Secretary, HMT, 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, FCO, 2007 - 2009 Mark Lyall-Grant
Permanent Secretary Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator, 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 Jonathan Powell

Week 6

Date Subject/RoleWitnesses
15 January 2010 General Officer Commanding Multi-National Division South East, Aug 2007 – Feb 2008 Maj Gen Graham Binns
Chief Joint Operations Aug 2001-Jul 2004 General Sir John Reith (private session)
13 January 2010 Permanent Secretary, DFID, 2008 - 2009  Nemat Shafik 
Cabinet Secretary, 2002 – 2005 Lord Turnbull
12 January 2010 Director of Communications and Strategy to the Prime Minister, 2001 – 2003 Alastair Campbell
11 January 2010 The view from Basra - July 2006 – January 2007  Lt Gen Sir Richard Shirreff
The view from Basra - January – August 2007 Maj Gen Jonathan Shaw

Week 5

Date Subject/RoleWitnesses
08 January 2010 Negotiating the UK military exit Peter Watkins
UK's policy towards Iraq in 2009 John Jenkins and Frank Baker
07 January 2010 Basra: Operation Charge of the Knights Lt Gen Barney White-Spunner
Basra: Developments after the Charge of the Knights Nigel Haywood and Keith Mackiggan
06 January 2010 Policy Decisions 2007 - 2009 General Sir Peter Wall and Jon Day
Policy Decisions 2007 - 2009 Mark Lowcock
Baghdad 2007 – 2009 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 Simon McDonald

Week 4

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

Week 3

Date SubjectWitnesses
10 December 2009 No10 perspective in 2001; the early days of the Coalition Provisional Authority Sir John Sawers
09 December 2009

Law, Order and Security in the aftermath Lt Gen Sir Frederick Viggers & Lt Gen Andrew Figgures
Basra and the South 2003 - 2004 Sir Hilary Synnott, Lt Gen Lamb & Maj Gen Andrew Stewart
Baghdad 2006 - 2007 Lt Gen Sir Graeme Lamb
08 December 2009 Post Invasion Iraq: The planning and the reality after the invasion Sir Suma Chakrabarti
Dominick Chilcott
Intelligence Sir John Scarlett
The Military Invasion Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian Burridge & Lt Gen Robin Brims
07 December 2009 Baghdad 2004 - 2005 Edward Chaplin
Post Invasion Iraq: The planning and the reality after the invasion Maj Gen Tim Cross
Desmond Bowen

Week 2

Date SubjectWitnesses
04 December 2009 Military Planning Lt Gen Sir Anthony Pigott, David Wilson
The view from London and Baghdad 2004-2007 Dominic Asquith
03 December 2009 Military Planning Kevin Tebbit & Michael Boyce
01 December 2009 UK policy towards Iraq 2001 - 2003 Edward Chaplin & Sir Peter Ricketts
30 November 2009 UK policy towards Iraq 2001 - 2003 David Manning

Week 1

Date SubjectWitnesses

27 November 2009

Developments in the United Nations

Jeremy Greenstock

26 November 2009

The Transatlantic Relationship

Christopher Meyer

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