See The Death of David Kelly - A coy Cabinet Office on COBRA for some relevant background.
Today I sent an email to my MP, Malcolm Bruce, asking him to table a written question to the Prime Minister as to whether or not COBRA was activated on 17th or 18th July 2003.
The title of the email was:
PQ to the Prime Minister - COBRA on 17th/18th July 2003
The text of the email was:
I write further to our meeting some months ago and your subsequent correspondence with the Attorney General.
I write to request that you ask the following written question of the Prime Minister.
"To ask the Prime Minister if the COBRA (Cabinet Office Briefing Room A) procedure was invoked at any time on 17th and/or 18th July 2003 in relation to the disappearance and death of Dr. David Kelly and if he will make a statement."
The reason for requesting that you table that as a written question is the obstructive response of the Cabinet Office who currently claim that "the Cabinet Office, which includes the Prime Minister's Office, does not hold information relevant to your request."
I find that response from the Cabinet Office wholly unacceptable and evasive.
If COBRA was activated in the context of the disappearance and death of Dr. David Kelly I think that would be a matter of considerable public and media interest.
I hope you will agree that it is important to establish the truth regarding this matter.
I am now engaged in writing a book entitled, "Who Killed David Kelly?".
In the interests of transparency I am posting a copy of this email on the "Who Killed David Kelly?" blog here:
Please let me know how you intend to proceed.
(Dr) Andrew Watt