The Tyranny of Google
Maybe I'm being unfair and quoting a quote that was lifted out of context, but according to this:
Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett had earlier said the 45 minute claim was of "little relevance" and used only once.
The claim - that weapons of mass destruction could be used within 45 minutes of Saddam Hussein giving the order to do so - was "never used once" in Commons debates, she added.
So, from Hansard, 24 Sept 2002:
Mr. Frank Cook: The right hon. Gentleman has emphasised the fact that we must not get it wrong. The Prime Minister told us with great firmness today that Iraq has biological and chemical weapons that can be ready in 45 minutes, which is a fraction of the time that we have been discussing this issue. Does the right hon. Gentleman believe that we shall be able to prevent Saddam from launching those weapons and making matters infinitely worse in the time when we are launching our first attack?And there are more, seven of which preceded the war.