In his oral evidence to the Hutton Inquiry Andrew Gilligan stated that he hadn't met David Kelly at an IISS meeting in September 2002. See evidence for the morning of Wednesday 17th September 2003 at Pages 1 and 2:
13 The first matter is your meetings with Dr Kelly.
14 You have already given evidence of your first meeting in
15 early 2001 of which you have manuscript notes, your
16 second meeting on 11th April 2002, of which you have
17 a diary entry and some manuscript notes; and then there
18 is a matter which arose from what Dr David Kelly had
19 said, relating to a meeting which he believed had taken
20 place in September 2002 and it emerged he thought he had
21 met you at an IISS event.
22 Have you carried out any further checks since you
23 last gave evidence on that matter?
24 A. Yes. I have confirmed with the IISS that I was not in
25 fact at that event. They produced an attendance list
1 showing that Dr Kelly was there but I was not, and if
2 I had not been on the list I would not have been allowed
3 to attend. I have also confirmed that I was on holiday
4 during the time of that event.
5 Q. I think the dates of that event are thought to be 12th
6 to 14th September.
7 A. That is right; and I was, in fact, on holiday over that
8 weekend. I think we have some documentation, boat hire
9 documentation to support that.
10 Q. You are right about that. That, we believe, is on the
11 system at ANG/2/20.
Notice that the IISS meeting is said by the QC to be 12th to 14th September 2002.
However, there was an IISS/CEPS Eurosec meeting on 9th September 2002. See, for example, United States Policy Toward Iraq for the date mentioned.
And there was also an IISS meeting focussing on Iraq disarmament, 9 Jun 02 - The Continuing Threat of Iraq’s WMD Programs, on 9th - 11th June 2002.
I mention these two additional IISS meetings which included Iraq topics as possible places where David Kelly and Andrew Gilligan could have met in the relevant period in mid to late 2002.