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Foreign Affairs Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Foreign Affairs Committee examines the expenditure, administration and policy of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and other bodies associated with the Foreign Office and within the Committee's remit, including the British Council. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsForeign.

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Private Session: The FCDO’s approach to state level hostage situations
Foreign Affairs Committee holds private meeting with victims of state hostage taking
19 January 2023
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Chair of Foreign Affairs Committee expresses support for Brazilian people
Foreign Affairs Committee expresses support for the people of Brazil
11 January 2023
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Foreign Affairs Committee launches inquiry into critical minerals
Foreign Affairs Committee launches inquiry into critical minerals
20 December 2022
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“The more reliant we are on others, the less resilient we are as a nation”
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes report: Refreshing our approach? Updating the Integrated Review
18 December 2022
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Foreign Affairs Committee delegation visit Taiwan
Foreign Affairs Committee delegation visit Taiwan
29 November 2022
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UK-Indonesia relationship and ASEAN examined by Foreign Affairs Committee
Foreign Affairs Committee hears from witnesses on Indonesia’s foreign policy and how the UK can have a closer relationship with Indonesia
18 November 2022
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Foreign Secretary James Cleverly faces questions from the Foreign Affairs Committee
Committee hears from the Rt Hon James Cleverly MP, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on the work of his Department
11 November 2022
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Update to the Integrated Review evidence session and call for evidence
Foreign Affairs Committee explores changes to the UK’s strategic environment and what this might mean for the planned update to the Integrated Review
11 November 2022
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Chair Alicia Kearns writes to Foreign Secretary on Chinese police stations
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes correspondence to the Foreign Secretary regarding the 16 October Manchester Chinese Consulate incident and the Government’s approach to China
3 November 2022
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Ex-political prisoner and activist Mikhail Khodorkovsky to give evidence on Wagner Group
Foreign Affairs Committee examines the Wagner Group and beyond: proxy Private Military Companies
28 October 2022
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Cost of Complacency Government response published
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes the Government response to its report the cost of complacency: illicit finance and the war in Ukraine
26 October 2022
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Foreign Affairs Committee publishes “Encoding values” Government response
The Foreign Affairs Committee publishes the Government response to its report “Encoding values: Putting tech at the heart of UK foreign policy” report
24 October 2022
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Alicia Kearns reacts to election as Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee
Reacting to her election as Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Alicia Kearns MP, said: “It is an honour to be elected Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, my heartfelt thanks to my colleagues across the House.
12 October 2022
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Alicia Kearns elected Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee
The Speaker has announced that Alicia Kearns has been elected Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee and will take up her role with immediate effect.  
12 October 2022
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Revised timetable for election of Committee Chairs announced
The Speaker has announced a revised timetable for the election of the Chairs of the Science and Technology and Foreign Affairs Committees.  
22 September 2022
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Timetable for election of Chair of Foreign Affairs Committee announced
The Speaker of the Commons has announced the timetable for the election of the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.
8 September 2022
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Foreign Affairs Committee publishes Government response to Afghanistan report
Government responds to Committee's report 'Missing in action: UK leadership and the withdrawal from Afghanistan'
29 July 2022
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Committee Corridor: State hostage-taking - can Parliament help?
Richard Ratcliffe, long time campaigner for the release of his wife Nazanin from prison in Iran, reflects on whether the family’s case ‘moved the dial fundamentally’ for state hostages
21 July 2022
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State hostage taking experts to give evidence to Foreign Affairs Committee
Foreign Affairs Committee hears from non-governmental organisations and international human rights lawyer
15 July 2022
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Fathi Bashagha, Prime Minister appointed by the Libyan House of Representatives
Foreign Affairs Committee examines relationship between the UK and Libya
8 July 2022
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