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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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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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Foreign Affairs Committee publishes report on Newport Wafer Fab
The report focusses on the Government's handling of the takeover of the UK's largest manufacturers of semiconductors.
5 April 2022
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Inquiry into the handling of state level hostage situations announced
The inquiry will focus on the challenges that the FCDO faces when handling countries which use extra-judicial detention as a tool for diplomacy. 
1 April 2022
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Wagner Group and proxy Private Military Companies to be examined by Foreign Affairs Committee
Foreign Affairs Committee launches new inquiry into the use of proxy Private Military Companies
30 March 2022
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Senior FCDO whistleblower submits evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee
Foreign Affairs Committee explores Government policy on Afghanistan
21 March 2022
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Foreign Secretary and FCDO Permanent Under-Secretary questioned
Foreign Affairs Committee examines the Work of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
4 March 2022
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The Foreign Affairs Committee is looking for a specialist adviser for its inquiry into illicit finance
Responding to illicit and emerging finance - Specialist Adviser advert
23 February 2022
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Foreign Affairs Committee launches ‘dirty money’ inquiry
Committee announces the launch of its inquiry on responding to illicit and emerging finance.
1 February 2022
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Foreign Affairs Committee takes evidence on the Russia-Ukraine crisis
On 1 February the Foreign Affairs Committee holds a one-off evidence session on the Russia-Ukraine crisis
28 January 2022
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Foreign Affairs Committee publishes further whistleblower written evidence on Nowzad
The evidence includes copies of internal emails between Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) staff
26 January 2022
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Foreign Affairs Cttee question Ministers for Afghanistan inquiry
Ben Wallace, Secretary of State for Defence, and Lord Ahmad, Minister for South Asia, are among those that will appear
24 January 2022
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