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Minister of State questioned on UK's response to hurricanes

15 January 2018

The Foreign Affairs Committee will hold an evidence session for its inquiry into the UK's response to hurricanes in its Overseas Territories.

This session will explore the Foreign Office's response to the devastating hurricanes that affected British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean during September 2017.


Tuesday 16 January 2018, The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 2.45pm

  • Lord Ahmad, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (including overseas territories)
  • Julia Longbottom, Director, Consular Services, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Ben Merrick, Director, Overseas Territories, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Ben Saoul, Head of Crisis Management Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

At 3.45pm

  • Blondel Cluff, Anguillan Representative to the UK and EU, and Special Adviser to the Chief Minister of Anguilla
  • Charlie Wheeler, ChargĂ© d'Affaires, Government of Anguilla London Office

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