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LINK: Hutton Inquiry Report Released - Contents

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Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commoms
dated 28th January 2004
for the

Report
of
the Inquiry into the Circumstances
Surrounding the Death of Dr David Kelly C.M.G.

by
Lord Hutton

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http://www.the-hutton-inquiry.org.uk/content/report/index.htm

CONTENTS


Chapter 1

The sittings of the Inquiry

The terms of reference

The facts

Dr Kelly's employment in the Civil Service

The Government's Dossier on Weapons of Mass Destruction

The rules governing the disclosure of information by civil servants

The Intelligence and Security Committee (the ISC)

Chapter 2

Dr Kelly's discussions with Ms Susan Watts on 7 May 2003 and with Mr Andrew Gilligan on 22 May 2003

The BBC Today Programme and the BBC Five Live Breakfast programme on 29 May 2003

Dr Kelly's discussions with Mr Gavin Hewitt on 29 May 2003 and with Ms Susan Watts on 30 May 2003

Further Broadcasts and Mr Gilligan's article in the Mail on Sunday

The Foreign Affairs Select Committee (the FAC), and MoD concern about leaks to the press

A further broadcast by Ms Susan Watts

The evidence of Mr Andrew Gilligan and Mr Alastair Campbell to the FAC

Chapter 3

Dr Kelly's letter of 30 June 2003 to the MoD and the MoD interview with Dr Kelly on 4 July 2003

Communications and discussions within the Government in respect of Dr Kelly, 2 to 6 July

The special meeting of the BBC Governors on Sunday 6 July 2003 and the telephone conversation between the Prime Minister and Mr Gavyn Davies on Monday 7 July 2003

The FAC report dated 7 July 2003

Communications and discussions within the Government in respect of Dr Kelly, 7 and 8 July

Press statements by Mr Alastair Campbell and the BBC on 7 July 2003

The MOD Interview with Dr Kelly on 7 July 2003

The press statement issued by the MOD on 8 July 2003

The press statement issued by the BBC on 8 July 2003 and correspondence between the MOD and the BBC

The confirmation of Dr Kelly's name to the press and Dr Kelly's sudden departure from his home

Chapter 4

Requests by the FAC and the ISC that Dr Kelly should appear before them

Dr Kelly's appearances before the FAC and the ISC

Dr Kelly's actions after he had given evidence to the ISC on 16 July 2003

Chapter 5

The search for Dr Kelly and the finding of his body

The investigations into the death of Dr Kelly

The evidence of Mr David Broucher

The cause of the death of Dr Kelly

The statement issued by the BBC after Dr Kelly's death

Chapter 6

The issues which arise

Issues relating to the preparation of the dossier of 24 September 2002

The drafting of the dossier

The intelligence in relation to the 45 minutes claim

The concerns of Dr Brian Jones, the head of the nuclear, chemical and biological weapons section in the Scientific and Technical Directorate of the Defence Intelligence Analysis Staff

The approval of the dossier by the JIC

The differing wording of the 45 minutes claim in the draft dossiers

The dossier published by the Government on 24 September 2002

The allegation that the dossier was sexed-up

The meaning of the term "Weapons of Mass Destruction"

Summary of conclusions on the issues relating to the preparation of the dossier of 24 September 2002

Chapter 7

Issues relating to Dr Kelly's meeting with Mr Gilligan in the Charing Cross Hotel on 22 May 2003

(a) What did Dr Kelly say to Mr Gilligan in the course of the meeting?

(b) In meeting Mr Gilligan and discussing the dossier with him was Dr Kelly having a meeting which was unauthorised and in breach of the Civil Service rules of procedure which applied to him?

(c) At the time of the meeting or subsequent to it did Dr Kelly realise that the meeting was unauthorised and in breach of the Civil Service rules which applied to him?

Summary of conclusions on the issues relating to Dr Kelly's meeting with Mr Gilligan in the Charing Cross Hotel on 22 May 2003

Chapter 8

Issues relating to the BBC arising from Mr Gilligan's broadcasts on the BBC Today Programme on 29 May 2003

Denials by the Government

The special meeting of the Governors of the BBC on 6 July 2003

The gravity of the allegation reported in the Today programme

The case made by the BBC and Mr Gilligan

The evidence of Mr Gavyn Davies, the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the BBC, Mr Greg Dyke, the Director General of the BBC, and Mr Richard Sambrook, the Director of News of the BBC

Consideration of the issues relating to the BBC

Summary of conclusions relating to the BBC arising from Mr Gilligan's broadcasts on the BBC Today programme on 29 May 2003

Chapter 9

Issues relating to the decisions and actions taken by the Government after Dr Kelly informed his line manager in the MoD that he had spoken to Mr Gilligan on 22 May 2003

Did the Government behave in a way which was dishonourable or underhand or duplicitous in revealing Dr Kelly's name to the media, therefore subjecting him to the pressure and stress which were bound to arise from being placed in the media spotlight?

The evidence of Ms Pamela Teare, the Director of News at the MOD, on 18 August 2003

The evidence of Mr Jonathan Powell, the Chief of Staff at 10 Downing Street, on 18 August 2003

The evidence of Sir David Manning, formerly Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister and Head of the Overseas and Defence Secretariat in the Cabinet Office, on 18 August 2003

The evidence of Mr Alastair Campbell, formerly the Prime Minister's Director of Communications and Strategy, on 19 August 2003

The evidence of Sir Kevin Tebbit, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, on 20 August 2003

The evidence of Mr Thomas Kelly, one of the Prime Minister's official spokesmen, on 20 August 2003

The evidence of Sir David Omand, the Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator in the Cabinet Office, on 26 August 2003

The evidence of the Rt Hon Geoffrey Hoon MP, the Secretary of State for Defence, on 27 August 2003

The evidence of the Rt Hon Tony Blair MP, the Prime Minister, on 28 August 2003

The evidence of Mr Richard Taylor, the special adviser to the Secretary of State for Defence, on 4 September 2003

The evidence of Ms Pamela Teare on 18 September 2003

The evidence of the Rt Hon Geoffrey Hoon MP, on 22 September 2003

The evidence of Mr Alastair Campbell on 22 September 2003

The evidence of Mr Thomas Kelly on 23 September 2003

The evidence of Sir Kevin Tebbit, 13 October 2003

Consideration of the issue whether the Government behaved in a way which was dishonourable or underhand or duplicitous in revealing Dr Kelly's name to the media

Consideration of the evidence of the Prime Minister and Sir Kevin Tebbit

Consideration of the evidence of the Rt Hon Geoffrey Hoon MP

Conclusion on the issue whether the Government behaved in a way which was dishonourable or underhand or duplicitous in revealing Dr Kelly's name to the media

Consideration of the issue whether the Government failed to take proper steps to help and protect Dr Kelly in the difficult position in which he found himself

Conclusion on the issue whether the Government failed to take proper steps to help and protect Dr Kelly in the difficult position in which he found himself

Chapter 10

The factors which may have led Dr Kelly to take his own life

Conclusion on the factors which may have led Dr Kelly to take his own life

Chapter 11

Other matters

Did Mr Gilligan give adequate notice to the Government on 28 May 2003 of the allegations to be reported in his broadcasts on WMD on the Today Programme on 29 May?

Mr Campbell's evidence to the FAC about his involvement in September 2002 in the preparation of the draft dossiers

Mr Gilligan's e-mail of 14 July 2003 intended for some members of the FAC

Doctor Kelly's meeting with the Mod on 14 July 2003

The manner in which Dr Kelly was questioned when he gave evidence to the FAC on 15 July 2003

The Walter Mitty remark by Mr Thomas Kelly

Dr Brian Jones' letter to the Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence dated 8 July 2003

Chapter 12

Summary of conclusions

Chapter 13

Final observations

APPENDICES

Appendix 1 - Names of counsel and solicitors appearing for parties represented at the Inquiry

Appendix 2 - Transcript of BBC 10pm news broadcast on 29 May

Appendix 3 - Transcript of telephone conversation between Ms Susan Watts and Dr Kelly on 30 May 2003

Appendix 4 - Contingent press lines prepared by the Ministry of Defence on 4 July

Appendix 5 - Drafts of the Question and Answer materials prepared between 4-8 July

Appendix 6 - Handwritten notes of a meeting on 14 July

Appendix 7 - Draft dossier of 20 June 2002

Appendix 8 - Memorandum - Mr Alastair Campbell to Mr John Scarlett of 9 December

Appendix 9 - Draft dossier 10/11 September

Appendix 10 - Draft dossier 16 September

Appendix 11 - Draft dossier of 19 September

Appendix 12 - Draft dossier of 20 September

Appendix 13 - E-mails between officials in 10 Downing Street and officials in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Appendix 14 - Correspondence between the Government and the BBC from 29 May to 27 June

Appendix 15 - Transcript of Alastair Campbell's interview with Jon Snow, Channel 4 News on 27 June

Appendix 16 - Correspondence between 29 June and 10 July 2003

Appendix 17 - Reynolds v Times Newspapers Ltd [2001] 2 AC 127

Appendix 18 - Correspondence between Dr Brian Jones and the Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence


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