Here are the 15 points the inquiry heard Lord Hutton hopes to address in his report into the circumstances surrounding the death of government weapons expert Dr David Kelly.
1: How was the dossier of 24 September 2002 prepared and who was responsible for drafting it?
2: What part did Dr Kelly play in the preparation of the dossier?
3: What knowledge did Dr Kelly have of the contents of the dossier and of earlier drafts of it?
4: Were the prime minister, his communications chief Alastair Campbell and others in Number 10 responsible for intelligence being set out in the dossier which was incorrect or misleading or to which improper emphasis was given?
5: What was said by Dr Kelly to BBC reporter Andrew Gilligan on 22 May 2003?
6: Did Mr Gilligan accurately report what was said by Dr Kelly to him in his broadcast on 29 May and in the Mail on Sunday on 1 June.
7: Were the matters reported by Mr Gilligan in fact true.
8: The response and complaints made by the Government to the BBC relating to the broadcast on 29 May.
9: The BBC reaction to those complaints.
10: The decisions and the steps taken by the Ministry of Defence and the Government after Dr Kelly informed his line manager in the MoD that he had spoken to Mr Gilligan on 22 May.
11: The circumstances in which a press statement was released by the MoD on 8 July 2003 and the question and answer material deployed in support of it. This also involves identifying what Dr Kelly was told about this process and whether he agreed or not.
12: Whether there was an attempt in Government dealings with the media to down play Dr Kelly's importance as a civil servant and his role in the production of the dossier which did not reflect reality but was designed to assist in the dispute with the BBC.
13: The circumstances leading to Dr Kelly's giving of evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Intelligence and Security Committee.
14: How Dr Kelly died and if it was clear he died by his own hand.
15: If Dr Kelly died by his own hand, the matters that were likely to have led him to take his own life.