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Iraq inquiry 'can apportion blame'

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MPs have been debating the scope and format of the proposed inquiry into the Iraq War.

The Shadow Foreign Secretary, William Hague, accused the Government of making a U-turn over elements of the hearings, such as whether any should be held in public.

The Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, said Britain's involvement in Iraq had been one of the longest and gravest deployments abroad since the Second World War and an inquiry was required to learn lessons.

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