by Andrew Mason
Following the non-release by means of veto of the March 13 and 17 2003 cabinet minutes, Dr Christopher Lamb, the originator of two Freedom of Information requests seeking the release of these records, has now written an open letter to the Information Commissioner.
This letter asks the Commissioner to commission his lawyers to re-examine the case for a judicial review of Attorney General, Dominic Grieve’s section 53 veto over Decision Notice (Ref: FS5041714- ‘Iraq Cabinet Minutes’).
The letter seeks to identify the grounds for such a re-examination.
This is considerably enhanced, he argues, by the exceptional importance of the case in potentially holding the Blair government to some kind of account in the way it took the UK to war against Iraq.
We are now, at Dr Lamb’s request, placing a copy of the letter into the public domain here on the Digest.
Please note that the letter is written in the later Microsoft Word 2007 .docx format. Earlier versions of Word will not open this file, you may need to download and install a compatible file viewer such as the one available here: Free File Viewer