What we do and do not know about the Iraq war inquiry delay

What we know

The Chilcot Inquiry into Britain's involvement in the Iraq war will not be published until after this year's general election.

Why the delay?

Sir John Chilcot, the chairman of the inquiry, wrote a letter to prime minister David Cameron explaining that while "substantial progress" has been made it will still be "some further months" until the report is published.

I can confirm that individuals are being given the opportunity to respond to provisional criticism of them in the inquiry's draft report.

This is an essential and confidential process. It would not be appropriate for me to comment on it in detail.

We intend to finish our work as soon as it is possible to do so whilst being fair to all those involved.

  • Sir John Chilcot
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