Prime Minister written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Glenda Jackson Glenda Jackson Labour, Hampstead and Highgate

To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his oral answer to the hon. Member for Croydon, South on 4 February 2004, Official Report, column 772, when he knew that the 45-minute launch time referred to Iraqi battlefield chemical and biological weapons.

Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Prime Minister

(1) pursuant to his statement on 4 February on what date after 18 March 2003 he was first made aware that the 45-minute claim related to battlefield weapons or small calibre weaponry;

(2) on what date prior to 4 February he had made it clear exactly when he had been made aware of the classes of weapons to which the 45-minute claim referred.

Photo of Tony Blair Tony Blair Prime Minister

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Members for Montgomeryshire (Lembit Öpik) Croydon, South (Richard Ottaway) and Tonbridge and Malling (Sir John Stanley) on 10 February 2004, Hansard, column 1345–46W.

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