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International Agreements Committee

Lords Select Committee

The Committee scrutinises all treaties that are laid before Parliament under the terms of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 and considers the Government's conduct of negotiations with states and other international partners.

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Impact of UK-New Zealand FTA likely to be positive, if limited, says Lords committee
The economic benefits of the UK-New Zealand free trade agreement (FTA) are likely to be positive if limited, according to the International Agreements Committee.
4 November 2022
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Lords Committee expresses significant concerns about UK-Rwanda asylum arrangement
International Agreements Committee publish report on the UK-Rwanda asylum arrangement
18 October 2022
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UK-India trade deal must not be rushed as securing improvements to India's business environment is key
International Agreements Committee publishes its report on the UK-India free trade agreement
22 July 2022
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UK-Australia free trade agreement welcomed, but a published trade policy is needed
International Agreements Committee publishes its report on scrutiny of the UK-Australia free trade agreement
23 June 2022
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All migrant victims of domestic abuse and violence must be protected, says Lords committee
International Agreements Committee publishes report on the Istanbul Convention
17 June 2022
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Government to implement IAC recommendations on trade agreement scrutiny
We welcome the Government’s implementation of our call to publish a formal record of commitments in support of Parliament’s scrutiny of trade agreements. 
19 May 2022
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UK-New Zealand trade negotiations inquiry reopened by Lords committee
Following the publication of the text of the signed UK-New Zealand trade agreement, the House of Lords International Agreements Committee has reopened its inquiry into the negotiations.
15 March 2022
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Government transparency needed for effective Parliamentary scrutiny of trade agreements
The International Agreements Committee writes to the Foreign Secretary, with concerns about the Government’s response to its Working Practices: one year on report.
8 February 2022
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UK-India trade negotiation inquiry launched by Lords Committee
The International Agreements Committee (IAC), has launched an inquiry into the UK-India trade negotiations.
28 January 2022
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UK-Australia trade negotiations inquiry reopened by Lords committee
International Agreements Committee has reopened its inquiry into the UK-Australia trade negotiations.
11 January 2022
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NHS costs, food standards and IP must be protected in CPTPP trade negotiations, says committee
The International Agreements Committee publishes a new report on the Government’s negotiating objectives for UK accession to CPTPP.
17 November 2021
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UK-New Zealand trade negotiations call for evidence re-opened
Lords International Agreements Committee re-opens call for evidence on UK-New Zealand trade negotiations
26 October 2021
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Reforms required if Parliamentary scrutiny of treaties is to be effective, report finds
The International Agreements Committee publishes a new report on Working practices: one year on.
17 September 2021
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UK-CPTPP call for evidence re-opened
The International Agreements Committee re-opens its call for evidence on the negotiations for accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
2 July 2021
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UK-Australia call for evidence re-opened
The House of Lords International Agreements Committee re-opens its call for evidence  on the ongoing UK-Australia trade negotiations.
30 June 2021
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UK Turkey Agreement reported for special attention
The International Agreements Committee has published a report on a Free Trade Agreement with Turkey, an Air Services Agreement with Iceland, and a Headquarters Agreement with the Square Kilometre Array Observatory.
26 March 2021
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Agreements with Kenya, Singapore and Canada reported for special attention
The International Agreements Committee has today published a report on international agreements with Kenya, Norway and Iceland, and Vietnam, and drawn the agreement with Kenya to the special attention of the House.
3 February 2021
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Agreements on spaceports and fisheries reported for special attention
The International Agreements Sub-Committee publishes report on three international agreements
27 November 2020
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UK-Japan deal provides continuity but lacks ambition, report finds
The International Agreements Sub-Committee publishes its report on the UK-Japan trade agreement
20 November 2020
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Call for evidence reopened after UK-Japan deal publication
The International Agreements Sub-Committee is reopening its call for evidence for the UK-Japan trade negotiations inquiry
23 October 2020
Total results 32 (page 1 of 2)