Lessons still to be learned from the Chilcot Inquiry Contents


Terms of Reference



1 The Iraq Inquiry: shortcomings in the inquiry process

Understanding delays and cost

Scope of the terms of reference

Agreeing the release of sensitive documents

The ‘Maxwellisation’ process

Resource and capacity

The Involvement of Parliament

2 Implications for the Machinery of Government

The Government response to the Iraq Inquiry

Decision-making in Government

Culture of challenge

Challenge from Parliament

Cross-departmental Coordination

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex: Note from the Chair of PACAC to the Cabinet Office on Leaving the EU and the Machinery of Government

Formal Minutes


List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

15 March 2017