Privy Council Office (PCO), United Kingdom Biography
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"The Government...concluded that military action was necessary to remove the Iraqi regime from power, in order to secure compliance by Iraq with its disarmament obligations. The Attorney General confirmed to us his view that, while the assessment that it was necessary to remove the current regime to enforce compliance with its disarmament obligations was not for him, he saw no reason to regard this as being other than a proper and reasonable political and military assessment for the Government to make."
"Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction," July 12, 2004
Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"The Privy Council Office is a self-standing Government Department whose Ministerial Head is the Lord President of the Council and whose Permanent Head is the Clerk of the Privy Council. It has 3 principal functions:
1. To support the President of the Council and Leader of the House of Lords in both her roles, and to provide support for the Offices of the Leader and Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, and of the Government Chief Whips in both Houses of Parliament;
2. To provide a Secretariat for the Privy Council; and
3. To act as the Registry to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council."
"Privy Council Office Department Plan 2006-07," www.privy-council.org.uk (accessed Feb. 8, 2007)
"The Privy Council Secretariat provides an essential service, both within and outside Government. Our aim is to provide it as effectively as possible, making full use of new technology and taking a positive and helpful approach to our customers' needs."
"Work of the Privy Council Office," www.privy-council.org.uk (accessed Feb. 8, 2007)
Not membership based
£6 million (2005-2006)
Rt. Hon. Baroness Ashton, Lord President of the Council