Comment at end
19th January 2010
Geoff Hoon, the Secretary of State for Defence, 2001 – 2005, is appearing before the Iraq Inquiry right now. He will be questioned for both morning and afternoon sessions.
Mr Hoon is the first of FOUR senior politicians who will provide evidence prior to Mr Blair’s appearance on 29th January. There will presumably be plenty for all of us to chew over before the man himself offers himself for the judgement of the people … press.
- Watch the Iraq Inquiry live here and/or view it after the event
- Andrew Sparrow provides his live commentary and report here
- Timetable of Iraq Inquiry
Tony Blair gives evidence a week Friday, on 29th January: two full sessions again.
Please note: when Mr Blair appears the Inquiry will make an earlier start than usual, 9:30am rather than the usual 10:00am.
Perhaps they need longer for lunch than usual that day. Or another meeting needs to be squeezed into a busy schedule. Or perhaps it is a reminder that we have to be up early to gain an edge on the former PM.
Mr Blair gives evidence on Friday 29th January between 09.30 – 12.30 and between 14.00 – 17.00.