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Debate the National Security checking of the Iraq inquiry report

24 March 2016

On Thursday 14 April MPs took part in a debate on a motion on National Security checking of the Iraq inquiry report. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Mr David Davis on 22 March.

This debate was opened by David Davis, Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden.

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Text of the motion

'That this House calls on the Government to conclude the National Security checking of the Iraq Inquiry report as soon as possible in order to allow publication of that report as soon as possible after 18 April 2016, and no later than two weeks after that date, in line with the undertaking on time taken for such checking by the Prime Minister in his letter to Sir John Chilcot of 29 October 2015.'

Backbench Business Committee

The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject.

The Committee then has to decide how to allocate the limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal. The Committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.

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