Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2004-2004
1 UK Government Web Archive object
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Files selected in accordance with TNA Acquisition Policy criteria: the formulation of policy (188.8.131.52), and external relations (184.108.40.206)
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On 3 February 2004, the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary announced in the House of Commons:
"My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has decided to establish a committee to review intelligence on weapons of mass destruction. This committee will be composed of Privy Counsellors. It will have the following terms of reference: to investigate the intelligence coverage available in respect of WMD programmes in countries of concern and on the global trade in WMD, taking into account what is now known about these programmes; as part of this work, to investigate the accuracy of intelligence on Iraqi WMD up to March 2003, and to examine any discrepancies between the intelligence gathered, evaluated and used by the Government before the conflict,and between that intelligence and what has been discovered by the Iraq survey group since the end of the conflict; and to make recommendations to the Prime Minister for the future on the gathering, evaluation and use of intelligence on WMD, in the light of the difficulties of operating in countries of concern."
The Butler Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction published its report on 14 July 2004.
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