UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Government must release Iraq documents says Davey

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2010 11:00 GMT

“If Gordon Brown has nothing to hide then he should have no qualms making it crystal clear to Sir Gus that the Iraq Inquiry must have what it needs," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary.

Commenting on the Iraq Inquiry, Edward Davey said:

“Sir John Chilcot is absolutely right to demand detailed reasoning from the Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O’Donnell as to why he has rejected requests to make documents public.

“There is clearly growing pressure on the Cabinet Secretary to justify his actions in withholding publication of documents.

“If Gordon Brown has nothing to hide then he should have no qualms making it crystal clear to Sir Gus that the Iraq Inquiry must have what it needs.

“It is welcome news that Sir John may recall Tony Blair to the inquiry. The fact that Tony Blair cannot currently be questioned directly against these vital documents is totally unsatisfactory.”