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Chilcot Inquiry — Question for Short Debate

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:05 pm on 1st July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Pearson of Rannoch Lord Pearson of Rannoch UKIP 7:05 pm, 1st July 2014

My Lords, I rise not to make a speech in the gap but simply to ask the Minister whether he would care to comment on rumours that I have heard from friends in the Washington community to the effect that, before action started on the ground, we knew that the famous weapons of mass destruction were in fact in bottles and already in Syria. Would the Minister care to comment on that as part of the information to which the noble Lord, Lord Owen, and others have referred?