Rebels defeated on Iraqi arms probe

Eleven Labour backbenchers have backed an opposition call for an independent inquiry into the Government's handling of intelligence prior to war in Iraq.

But a Liberal Democrat-led motion,also supported by the Tories, was defeated by 301 to 203, a Commons majority of 98.

The Government's amendment stating the intelligence and security committee was the appropriate body to carry out an inquiry was carried without a vote.

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