UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Iraq Inquiry adjournment should be considered says Davey

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2010 11:08 GMT

“There is still no sign that the documents that need to be made public for this to be a meaningful hearing will be released," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary.

Commenting ahead of Tony Blair’s appearance at the Chilcot Inquiry tomorrow, Edward Davey said:

“There is still no sign that the documents that need to be made public for this to be a meaningful hearing will be released.

“If a short adjournment is necessary to ensure that this vital information is declassified, then this should be considered. However, the Government should have no trouble with fast-tracking the release of a handful of key memos and letters.

“If Blair’s correspondence with Bush, and key memos from advisers to Blair cannot be discussed fully and openly tomorrow, the public will justifiably see another Labour cover-up at work.

“These documents must not remain buried in Downing Street filing cabinets. Gordon Brown must act now if he wants to avoid the charge of a whitewash.”