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Chilcot to face MPs after Iraq war report delays

Sir John Chilcot is facing questions from MPs amid criticism of delays to his report into the Iraq war.

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Chilcot: 'No realistic prospect' of report before election

The chair of the Iraq Inquiry, Sir John Chilcot, has told David Cameron that there is "no realistic prospect" of his report being published before the general election, warning that it could take "some further months".

Sir John Chilcot has confirmed that his report will not be published until after May. Credit: PA Wire

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Sir John said while "very substantial progress" had been made in the six-year review it would not be possible to publish the findings before May.

He also revealed that an agreement has been reached on the publication of notes and conversations between former Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George Bush "subject to a very small number of essential redactions".

"I cannot give an accurate estimate for how long it will then take to complete our work, but it is clear that it will take some further months," Sir John wrote.

"I therefore see no realistic prospect of delivering our report to you before the General Election in May 2015."

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