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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.

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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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Encoding values: Putting tech at the heart of UK foreign policy
The Foreign Affairs Committee publishes its report on tech and the future of UK foreign policy
8 July 2022
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Committee Corridor: War in Ukraine - the threat to the Baltic states
Episode 5 of the podcast from the House of Commons Select Committees considers Russia’s invasion of Ukraine through the eyes of the Baltic states
7 July 2022
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Foreign Affairs Committee to question expert witnesses on tilt to the Indo-Pacific
Foreign Affairs Committee scrutinises the UK’s relationship with Japan, as well as the role of Japan in the Integrated Review.
1 July 2022
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"Morally bankrupt billionaires using the UK as a safe deposit box"
The Foreign Affairs Committee publishes its report The Cost of Complacency: illicit finance and the war in Ukraine.
30 June 2022
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Committee Corridor: The UK’s ‘dirty money’
This episode looks at ‘dirty money’ which laundered and invested in the UK.
23 June 2022
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Nine European parliamentary delegations publish joint statement on Ukraine
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes a joint statement on Ukraine
17 June 2022
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Foreign Affairs Committee hosts Northern Neighbours Conference
Foreign Affairs Committee hosts Norther Neighbours Conference
16 June 2022
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Committee Corridor: Taiwan – Democracy in danger
Host Tom Tugendhat MP is joined by Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs, to discuss the dangers to democracy in Taiwan.
9 June 2022
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Committee Corridor: House of Commons podcast considers continuing crisis in Afghanistan
Host Tom Tugendhat MP is joined by Professor Michael Semple, an acclaimed expert on Afghanistan and south Asia
26 May 2022
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Systemic failures of leadership, planning and preparation: MPs slam Government role in UK withdrawal from Afghanistan
Committee publishes their report Missing in action: UK leadership and the withdrawal from Afghanistan
24 May 2022
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Former Foreign Office ministers, Jeremy Hunt MP and Alistair Burt, questioned by MPs
The session is part of the Committee's inquiry into the FCDO's approach to state level hostage situations
16 May 2022
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Launching Committee Corridor – a new podcast from the House of Commons
Committee Corridor - a brand new podcast exploring the work of Select Committees - launches on May 12, 2022
11 May 2022
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Nigeria is a global strategic partner for UK, say MPs
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes report on Nigeria and the Integrated Review
29 April 2022
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Foreign Affairs Committee publishes Government Response to Sovereignty for sale: follow-up to the acquisition of Newport Wafer Fab
Committee publishes the Government’s Response to its report, Sovereignty for sale: follow-up to the acquisition of Newport Wafer Fab
28 April 2022
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