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Chilcot report will cost bereaved families £767 for full hard copy

By Arj Singh

Families of British soldiers killed in the Iraq War will have to pay £767 for a full hard copy of the Chilcot report into the conflict.

They will receive a hard copy of the executive summary and will be able to access the rest of the 2.6 million word report for free online but will not be given a full physical version of the 12-volume report.

The executive summary costs £30 to the general public and will be "substantial", a spokesman for the inquiry said.

Families will be invited to attend inquiry chairman Sir John Chilcot's public statement when the report is published on July 6, before which they will be able to read an embargoed copy.

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The inquiry was set up in 2009 by then prime minister Gordon Brown to examine the lead up to the invasion from summer 2001 to the withdrawal of the main body of British troops earlier that year.

The report's long-awaited publication follows 130 sessions of oral evidence and the testimony of more than 150 witnesses.

The inquiry has analysed more than 150,000 government documents as well as other material related to the invasion.

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