Sir John Chilcot gave evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons on 4 February 2015.
He told the Committee that:
“My committee and I want and intend to deliver our report to the Prime Minister as soon as we possibly can. But as I said to the Prime Minister in my letter of 20 January, I see “no realistic prospect” of doing so before the general election. We have to maintain the principles by which we have operated throughout. The principles are those of fairness, thoroughness and impartiality. It is our duty to deliver a report which gives the Government, Parliament, the public and particularly all those who have been deeply affected by the events in Iraq the answers they deserve.”
A full transcript of Sir John’s evidence can he read here.