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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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PM: Politicians aren't trying to 'dodge' Chilcot criticism

Delays to the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry are not down to senior politicians trying to "dodge" criticism, David Cameron has said amid growing anger.

David Cameron during Prime Minister's Questions today. Credit: PA Wire

The Prime Minister said there was "no mystery" behind Sir John Chilcot's announcement that his panel's findings would not be published before May's general election.

"My understanding is that there is no mystery in why this is taking so long," Mr Cameron said.

"It is a very thorough report and you have to give the people who are criticised in a report the opportunity to respond to all those criticisms.

"That is what is happening at the moment. I don't believe, from what I understand, that anyone is trying to dodge this report or put off this report."

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