Iraq inquiry delay very serious, says senior Tory
Date published: 20th May 2014
Delays to the publication of the official inquiry into the Iraq war have become "very serious", the head of an influential Commons committee has said.
Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin said the report was "at least four years overdue" and an explanation was needed.
Mr Jenkin, who chairs the Public Administration Committee, urged ministers to "sort this out".
The government said it had been in talks with the inquiry and that the process would end as soon as possible.
Sir John Chilcot's inquiry into the war started in 2009 but two years later it was still taking evidence from key witnesses.
There is increasing frustration that Sir John still has not published his report.
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