HL Deb 23 February 2004 vol 658 c2WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether in the light of the statement by the Prime Minister of 29 January, a main objective of the appointment of the Hutton inquiry was to secure the withdrawal of an accusation against the Prime Minister. [HL1140]

Baroness Amos

I refer you to the Prime Minister's statement to the House of Commons of 28 January which made clear the reason why he decided to establish the Hutton inquiry.