“Our terms of reference are very broad, but the essential points, as set out by the Prime Minister and agreed by the House of Commons, are that this is an Inquiry by a committee of Privy Counsellors. It will consider the period from the summer of 2001 to the end of July 2009, embracing the run-up to the conflict in
“The Inquiry will take evidence over a number of months, with as many hearings as possible held in public. Hearings will begin in the autumn and continue into the New Year. A report of the Inquiry's findings will be published at the end of this process, but as the Inquiry has such a complex task ahead of it the report is unlikely to be ready for publication before summer 2010. The Inquiry committee intends to include in the report all but the most sensitive information essential to our national security. The report will then be debated in Parliament.”
Egy héttel ezelőtt nevezték ki a vizsgálóbizottság nemzetközi jogi és katonai szakértőjét: az előbbi Rosalyn Higgins, a Nemzetközi Bíróság volt bírája (1995.2009) és elnöke (2006-2009), az utóbbi pedig Roger Wheeler, a brit hadsereg volt vezérkari főnöke(Chief of the General Staff, 1997-2000).