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Foreign Affairs Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Foreign Affairs Committee examines the expenditure, administration and policy of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and other bodies associated with the Foreign Office and within the Committee's remit, including the British Council.

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Committee news

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The UK's role in strengthening multilateral organisations inquiry launched and evidence session announced
Foreign Affairs Committee launches inquiry into the UK’s role in strengthening multilateral organisations and announces its first evidence session
22 June 2020
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FCO is not doing enough to secure a clear and transparent global response to pandemic
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes Government Response to its report 'Viral Immunity—The FCO's role in building a coalition against COVID-19'
16 June 2020
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How the FCO is viewed and valued abroad examined
Foreign Affairs Committee hears from witnesses with a background as senior diplomats or politicians in their nations
5 June 2020
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CANZUK leaders to request Special Envoy for Hong Kong
Chairs of CANZUK FACs ask UN and Prime Ministers to establish Special Envoy in response to China-Hong Kong crisis
3 June 2020
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Impact of Covid-19 on the Integrated Review and UK foreign policy examined
Foreign Affairs Committee considers how the Covid-19 crisis has changed the world in which the UK is seeking to define a new role for itself
15 May 2020
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Specialist Adviser – Asset Stripping
Foreign Affairs invites expressions of interest from individuals interested in being a specialist adviser
6 May 2020
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Imagination Technologies questioned in FCO's role in blocking foreign asset stripping inquiry
Foreign Affairs Committee examines the importance of Imagination's intellectual property to UK national security
1 May 2020
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Foreign Office officials questioned on response to Coronavirus
Foreign Affairs Committee hears from the Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service on the FCO's response to Coronavirus
20 April 2020
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Red light: The FCO’s role in blocking foreign asset stripping in the UK inquiry
Foreign Affairs Committee launches inquiry into FCO's role in blocking foreign asset stripping of UK companies
8 April 2020
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The world’s experts must stand together in the fight against coronavirus
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes report on the FCO's role in building a coalition against COVID-19
6 April 2020
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Foreign Affairs Committee calls for stories of those stranded abroad due to COVID-19
The Foreign Affairs Committee is calling for personal stories from Britons
1 April 2020
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Coronavirus spread shows the hazard of suppressing the truth
Foreign Affairs committee publishes Government response to its Report on global media freedom
30 March 2020
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Environmental Diplomacy inquiry launched
Foreign Affairs Committee launches inquiry into the FCO’s environmental diplomacy strategy
27 March 2020
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FCO and the Integrated Review inquiry launched
Foreign Affairs Committee calls for evidence
23 March 2020
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Dominic Raab MP questioned on the work of his Department
Foreign Affairs Committee hears from the Foreign Secretary on a range of issues
16 March 2020
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Coronavirus: FCO response examined
Foreign Affairs Committee examines Foreign and Commonwealth Office role in offering consular assistance
13 March 2020
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Foreign Affairs Committee Committee membership agreed
See the committee membership for Parliament 2019
2 March 2020
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Tom Tugendhat MP elected Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee
Tom Tugendhat MP elected as Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee
30 January 2020
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General Election 2019
Following the Dissolution of Parliament on 6 November 2019, all select committees have ceased to exist
6 November 2019
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Foreign Affairs Committee membership at the end of Parliament 2017-19
View the membership of the Committee at the end of 2017-19 Parliament
5 November 2019
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