Phase One of the Hutton Inquiry: Part 3

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GAVYN DAVIES Chairman of the BBC

Mr Davies said the row between the corporation and the Government had been dying down when it was reignited by Alastair Campbell at the Foreign Affairs Committee. He questioned the practice of broadcasting unscripted "two-way" reports on controversial stories such as Mr Gilligan's 6.07am report on the Today programme of 29 May. His reference then to the Government's falsehood was later dropped.

Monday 1 September

JANICE KELLY Widow of Dr David Kelly

Mrs Kelly told in detail how her husband had been belittled by his employers, despite being considered for a knighthood for his work. She said his treatment had "broken his heart". He had felt "totally let down and betrayed" by the way the MoD confirmed his name. Mrs Kelly said Dr Kelly went "ballistic" when he heard he had to give evidence in public before the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. He was "deeply, deeply hurt" when he discovered the MoD had described him as a "middle ranking official". She described how they fled their home in Oxfordshire to avoid the press after a telephone call from the MoD advised them to leave within five minutes. Mrs Kelly said her husband had been upset after his appearance before the Foreign Affairs Committee and was insulted by remarks made by the Labour MP Andrew Mackinlay that he was "chaff". He was totally exhausted, she said.

SARAH PAPE Dr Kelly's sister

Told the inquiry Dr Kelly had persuaded sceptical relatives to back the war in Iraq, because he was "utterly convinced" that there was no solution to the problem of Saddam Hussein other than regime change.

RACHEL KELLY Dr Kelly's daughter

She told how Dr Kelly branded had one member of the Foreign Affairs Committee an "utter bastard" for his questioning, describing how her father was "traumatised" by the experience. Ms Kelly, whose father stayed with her at the time he gae evidence to two parliamentary committees, said her father had seemed to jump at the mention of the name Alastair Campbell and told of a significant change in him in the weeks leading up to his death.


Spoke to him twice when he fled to Cornwall, but said that it was "difficult to judge" his frame of mind.

DAID WILKINS Rachel Kelly's fiance

Said Dr Kelly was calm during his stay at the couple's Oxfordshire home and was "reasonably well" when he left.

Tuesday 2 September


The last person to see Dr Kelly alie. He left her with a friendly "cheerio".


Said Dr Kelly had no history of depression or serious ill health.

LOUISE HOLMES Search volunteer

Described how she found Dr Kelly's body lying slumped against a tree on Harrowdown Hill near his home on the morning of 18 July.

PAUL CHAPMAN Search volunteer

Ms Holmes' companion, who dialled 999 to alert police that a body had been found.

PC ANDREW FRANKLIN Police search specialist who combed the scene for clues

He said there were no obious signs of a struggle.

PC JONATHAN MARTYN SAWYER Police search team leader

Superised the search of the area where Dr Kelly was found. Beside his body was a wristwatch, a knife and a bottle of Eian.

DETECTIE SERGEANT GEOFFREY WEBB He told Dr Kelly's family that the scientist's body had been recoered. During his first search of Dr Kelly's study, he found his letter of reprimand from the MoD lying unopened in a briefcase.


Confirmed that Dr Kelly was dead.


Confirmed that Dr Kelly was dead.

BARNEY LEITH Secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Great Britain

Told how Dr Kelly had been a member of the Baha'i faith since 1999. He said the religion did not condone suicide.

PROFESSOR KEITH HAWTON Consultant psychiatrist and expert on suicide

Professor Hawton told the inquiry it was "well nigh" certain that Dr Kelly took his own life and the treatment he receied from the MoD and Downing Street was likely to have contributed to it. He said Dr Kelly was likely to have decided to take his life in the late morning or early afternoon of 18 July. He said e-mails sent to Dr Kelly that morning detailing new parliamentary questions may have coninced him his problems were about to get worse.

Wednesday 3 Sept


Told the inquiry that Dr Kelly had taken a significant oerdose of the painkiller Coproxamol about an hour before he died, but probably not enough to kill him.

MIChaveL PAGE Assistant Chief Constable, Thames alley Police

Despite extensive inquiries into Dr Kelly's e-mail references to "dark actors playing games", he could find no evidence of a "third party" involved in the scientist's death.

STEEN MACDONALD Assistant director on the central budget, security and safety for the Ministry of Defence

He said a memo with a single handwritten reference to Dr Kelly was found in a secure "burning bag" at the MoD after Dr Kelly's death. Found to be insignificant.

DR BRIAN JONES Former head of the scientific branch of the Defence Intelligence Staff, responsible for nuclear, chemical and biological warfare

Senior figures within the Defence Intelligence Staff belieed the Government "oer-egged" its dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. He said repeated warnings about the wording of the dossier were rejected. He had een written a letter to his superiors setting out his concerns before the document was published, and reealed that the full Joint Intelligence Committee had not met to sign off the document. He said his staff, particularly a chemical warfare specialist, had been "concerned and unhappy" about the language in the dossier.

He added that he and his colleagues were sceptical of the claim Iraq could deploy weapons "within 45 minutes" because there was no evidence of significant chemical or biological weapons production, the source appeared not to know about the subject and the information itself was "nebulous". He said that he was told of new intelligence backing up the dossier, but was not shown the material.

What contradictions have arisen? Dr Jones's evidence challenges assertions that the Iraq weapons dossier was properly signed off by the Joint Intelligence Committee.

What new questions arise?

Dr Jones's testimony raises serious questions for Mr Blair and Mr Scarlett about the veracity of the "45 minute" claim and the wording of the dossier. Why were those doubts not accepted? Was the dossier "oer-egged?" Why was the final draft not cleared by the full JIC? Was Mr Blair misled? Doesn't Mr Jones's evidence tend to justify Andrew Gilligan's report of "sexing-up''?

Will the witness be recalled? Unlikely.

"MR A" Chemical weapons analyst, MoD

Told the inquiry that Dr Kelly felt excluded from the preparation of the weapons dossier and shared complaints about the influence of Downing Street "spin merchants". He reealed that Dr Kelly proposed 14 detailed amendments to the dossier during a meeting to assess the document on 19 September, fie days before it was published. He said he adised the MoD not to include a reference to phosgene production at the al-Qa'qa plant outside Baghdad, and was told by one official they were "clutching at straws".

ROY GREEN Forensic biologist

Told the inquiry the pattern of blood around Dr Kelly's body was consistent with a seered artery in his left arm.

Thursday 4 September

OLIIA BOSCH Former weapons inspector

She told the inquiry that Dr Kelly had complained he was threatened with the loss of his pension and security status after he discussed the Iraq weapons dossier with the BBC. He also discussed fears about his future income and employment prospects in a series of daily telephone calls in the days leading up to his death. She said Dr Kelly had been taken aback by Andrew Gilligan's line of questioning at their meeting.

What contradictions arise?

Mr Gilligan insisted that Dr Kelly first mentioned the name Campbell.

What new questions arise?

Was Dr Kelly threatened with the loss of his pension or job security? Does Mr Gilligan still stand by his detailed account of his meeting with Dr Kelly?

Will the witness be recalled? Unlikely.


Barmaid at Dr Kelly's local pub who took a message that he was going away just before he left his home to flee the press.

TOM MANGOLD Journalist and author

Friend and contact of Dr Kelly who told how the weapons expert found the Government's "45 minutes" claim "risible".


Special Advisor to Geoff Hoon, the Secretary of State for Defence.

Told the inquiry that the rationale for naming Dr Kelly was discussed during a routine media meeting in Mr Hoon's office on the morning of 9 July. He said the decision to confirm Dr Kelly's name was not opposed by the Cabinet minister after it was argued that it was "not tenable" to deny it if journalists put the correct name to the MoD press office.

What contradictions have arisen?

Mr Taylor's evidence contradicts Mr Hoon's suggestions that he had no direct inolement in the eents that led to Dr Kelly being named.

What new questions arise?

How involved was Mr Hoon in the decision to name Dr Kelly? Why did he not gie the inquiry details of the 9 July meeting?

Will the witness be recalled? Unlikely.