Tamil Diplomat

Iraq inquiry: Soldiers’ families threaten to sue Chilcot

He has said publication of his report has been delayed to allow those who have been criticised to respond.Lawyers for the soldiers’ families claim he acted unlawfully by refusing to set a deadline for publication.

The five-member panel, led by Sir John, began its work in 2009 and held its last hearings in 2011.The inquiry took evidence from hundreds of witnesses, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair, and is set to cost taxpayers £10m.

The delays, to allow those who might face criticism in the report to argue their case, have led to frustration among some of the soldiers’ families.