Chilcot: limit legal advice payments, says Tory MP David Davis
29 August 2015
From the section UK
The government should limit the amount of money spent on legal advice for politicians, officials and military figures as part of the Chilcot inquiry, a senior Conservative MP has said.
David Davis told the BBC “some people” were exploiting practices “to delay and dispute the outcome” of the inquiry.
He said it was right to protect people from injustice but “legal advice is only appropriate up to a point.”
A government spokesman told The Telegraph the inquiry was independent.
Earlier this week, Sir John Chilcot wrote to families of UK soldiers killed in Iraq saying he understood their “anguish” at delays.
He blamed the “Maxwellisation” process – where those criticised are given an opportunity to respond – for the delays.
Source:: BBC UK