Hutton Report

Solicitor-General written question – answered on 4th February 2004.

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Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell Labour, Linlithgow

To ask the Solicitor-General if the Attorney-General will discuss with Lord Hutton the investigation of the source of the leak of Lord Hutton's findings to Mr. Trevor Kavanagh of The Sun, with reference to the witness summons clauses of the Criminal Procedure and Investigation Act 1996.

Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Solicitor General (Law Officers), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

holding answer 3 February 2004

The Attorney-General does not propose to discuss this matter with Lord Hutton. Lord Hutton set out the process for those to receive embargoed copies of his report. The number of advance copies and the associated undertakings of confidentiality were agreed between each of the parties and Lord Hutton.

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