North Thanet's MP, Roger Gale, is backing a motion that appears on the Commons Additional Orders today calling for the creation of a special select committee to investigate the conduct of Ministers in relation to the war against Iraq.
Gale, who has previously supported the demand for the impeachment of the Prime Minister over his conduct of the lead-up to the war, says:
"This is a serious Commons endeavour to hold the executive to account. It has the cross-party support of more than 150 members already and that number includes eight Privy Counsellors.
The intent is to establish a committee of seven Privy Counsellors with the remit to examine all the documents issued and statements made, particularly to the House, in the run up to the war.
There is a very strong feeling that Ministers have been less than forthright and that information leaked and released subsequent to the enquiries that have already been held - such as Hutton - is likely to cast fresh light into some very murky corners.
The results of such an enquiry - which will no doubt be resisted by Downing Street - could well open the way for another move to impeach Blair for his conduct. It is time that this Prime Minister was made answerable for his actions."