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26 January 2004

THE HUTTON REPORT WEDNESDAY 28 JANUARY 2004

Lord Hutton will deliver a statement in Court 76 at the Royal Courts of Justice on Wednesday 28 January 2004, the date on which his report will be published.

The statement will be delivered at 12.30pm after the report has been laid before Parliament but before its publication. This timing was arranged after discussions between Lord Hutton, the DCA and House authorities. The statement will be a substantial summary of Lord Hutton's findings. It will be available for live transmission through a pool facility.

Publication of the Report will take place at 1.30pm. The Report will be immediately available according to instructions below.

Lord Hutton's statement will be followed by a statement by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons and by the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, in the House of Lords.

DETAILS FOR LORD HUTTON'S STATEMENT

Court Seating for Media & Public

  • 100 seats are allocated between the media (90) and the public (10) in Court 76 of the Royal Courts of Justice. The Court will open at 11.45am.
  • In addition, 40 seats in Court 75 will be available as an annex for members of the public only, to view the statement on screens.
  • Neither Lord Hutton nor the Inquiry Team will answer questions or give interviews.
  • While Lord Hutton is delivering his statement, movement in Court 76 must be kept to an absolute minimum.

Seating in Court 76 is allocated as follows:
Times x2
Telegraph x2
Guardian x2
Independent x2
Financial Times x2
Daily Mail x2
Daily Express x2
Evening Standard x2
Sun x2
Mirror x2
Daily Star x2
Scotsman x2
The Herald x2
Oxford Mail x2
Sunday Times x2
Sunday Telegraph x2
Observer x2
Independent on Sunday x2
Mail on Sunday x2
Sunday Express x2
News of the World x2
Sunday Mirror x2
Sunday People x2
Press Association x2
Reuters x2

(50)
BBC x8
ITN x3
GMTV
Channel Four News
Channel Four Mentorn TV
Channel Five News
IRN x2
SKY News x3
National News
Associated Press
Economist
Spectator
New Statesman

(25)

10x Foreign Press Association
5x Assoc of American Correspondents in London

On 1st come, 1st served basis:
10x Public
(40x Public in Court 75)

(25)

Media & Public Ticket Collection

  • Media organisations listed in the table above must collect their tickets from DCA Reception, Selborne House, Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QW on Tuesday 27 January between 2 - 4 pm.
  • Media collecting tickets will be required to present a recognisable and valid press card or formal letter from the Editor on headed paper authorising collection. This letter must contain immediate contact details in case confirmation is required. Tickets must be collected and signed for in a single issue.
  • Tickets for the public will be allocated by RCJ staff at 10.00am on Wednesday 28 January at the Bell Yard Entrance to the RCJ.
  • Media organisations attending Court 76 are responsible for their own internal allocation. DCA does NOT require prior notification of this allocation.
  • The Foreign Press Association is responsible for allocating the 10 seats available for international media (except US). For further details please contact Bob Jenner on 020 7930 0445 or bob.jenner@foreign-press.org.uk
  • The Association of American Correspondents in London is responsible for allocating the 5 seats available for US media. Please contact Ann MacMillan on 020 7412 9201 or ann_macmillan@cbc.ca for further details.

Media Pool for Coverage of Statement

  • Lord Hutton's statement will be available for live broadcast on TV and radio via a pool broadcaster - SKY TV. Please contact Sky Satellite Operations on 020 7800 4352 or Lucy Chaytor on 07802 596340 / lucy.chaytor@bskyb.com for further details.
  • The following media pool will also cover Lord Hutton's arrival at the RCJ:

TV - SKY NEWS (Lucy Chaytor - as above)
STILLS - PA (Martin Keene, Head of Pictures or PA Picture Desk on
0207 963 7155 or e mail pictures@pa.press.net )
Reuters (Picture Desk Editor on 020 7542 7949 or lon.pictures@reuters.com

DETAILS FOR REPORT DISTRIBUTION

When the Report is formally published at 1.30pm it will be available for distribution in hard copy, CD-ROM and on the Hutton Website, according to the following arrangements.
Every hard copy of the Report contains a CD-ROM copy in the back of the cover sleeve.

Website

  • As soon as Lord Hutton's report is published in Parliament, it will simultaneously be available on the Hutton Inquiry website in both HTML and PDF format.
  • Media organisations may download and save the PDF version of the Report and place it on their websites. In so doing they should acknowledge the Hutton Inquiry website as their source and also carry the report's special copyright notice. On the day, the direct link to the area of the site containing the Report will be http://www.the-hutton-inquiry.org.uk/content/report/index.htm
  • Queries about the website publication should be sent to web.comments@dca.gsi.gov.uk

Hard Copies & CD-ROM

1. Court and Press Gallery Distribution:

  • One copy of the Report will be given to each ticket holder in Courts 75 & 76, once it is published and Lord Hutton has finished reading his statement.
  • Copies of the Report will be available immediately on publication to members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery (one each only) and will be issued by DCA staff.

2. RCJ Media Collection Point:

On publication, copies of the Report will be available for immediate distribution from the Bell Yard at the Royal Courts of Justice. [Please note, it will not be possible to watch Lord Hutton's statement on TV from this point]. Reports will be issued to media organisations according to the following formula:

UK National Print plus PA, AP, Reuters & Evening Standard 5
UK National Broadcast Organisations 10
UK Regional Print 1
UK Regional Broadcast Organisations 1
UK Specialist media 1
Media organisations are responsible for their own internal allocation.

International media organisations (except US) will be issued one copy of the Report each through the Foreign Press Association. Please contact Bob Jenner on 020 7930 0445 for further details.

US media organisations will be issued one copy of the Report each through the Association of American Correspondents in London. Please contact Ann MacMillan on
020 7412 9201 or ann_macmillan@cbc.ca for further details.

  • For UK media, the allocated reports can be collected by either correspondents or couriers carrying clear identification in the form of either a recognised press card or a letter from the Editor on headed paper identifying the holder and authorising collection. The letter must carry immediate contact details in case confirmation is required.
  • Hard copies of the Report must be collected; they will not be delivered. The Report is of a substantial size. All copies for each organisation must be collected at the same time.

NOTE TO EDITORS

  • Media enquiries relating to the contents of this release should be directed to the DCA Press Office on 020 7210 8512 or fax 020 7210 8633 or emailed to press.office@dca.gsi.gov.uk

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