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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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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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MPs call for Government action in face of mounting evidence of interference
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes report on dealing with Autocratic states
5 November 2019
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Human cost of irregular migration makes international partnership essential, say MPs
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes report on responding to irregular migration
4 November 2019
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Nesting a dragon - 5G decision and the Telecoms Supply Chain Review to be deferred to the next Government
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes correspondence on 5G and the Telecoms Supply Chain Review
1 November 2019
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Former senior officials questioned on the role of UK diplomacy in Europe
Foreign Affairs Committee hears from former senior officials involved in the Brexit negotiations
25 October 2019
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UK Government’s approach to autocratic states examined
Foreign Affairs Committee examines autocracies and UK Foreign Policy
18 October 2019
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Publication of Government Response into the leaking of confidential communications at the FCO
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes Government Response
16 October 2019
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Minister questioned on Government’s approach to irregular migration
Foreign Affairs Committee explores the UK Government’s approach to irregular migration
14 October 2019
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Committee examines government's economic foreign policy
Foreign Affairs Committee examines the coherence and effectiveness of FCO economic policy
5 October 2019
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The WTO: Chair seeks answers from Foreign Secretary
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes correspondence to the Foreign Secretary
11 September 2019
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Liberty is under attack as journalists are silenced, say MPs
Fundamental freedoms are in danger as the threats to global media freedom multiply and evolve, say the Foreign Affairs Committee
9 September 2019
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Spread too thin? MPs urge Foreign Office to concentrate on key priorities in South America
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes report on Global Britain and South America
9 September 2019
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Influence in UK universities by autocratic states examined
Foreign Affairs Committee hears from academics on influence in UK universities by autocratic states
30 August 2019
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Publication of correspondence relating FCO's handling of classified information
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes correspondence relating to its inquiry into the FCO's secure communications handling
2 August 2019
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Committee launches four new inquiries
Foreign Affairs Committee sets agenda for parliamentary session
30 July 2019
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Committee launches four new inquiries
Foreign Affairs Committee sets agenda for parliamentary session
30 July 2019
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Committee launches four new inquiries
Foreign Affairs Committee sets agenda for parliamentary session
30 July 2019
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Committee launches four new inquiries
Foreign Affairs Committee sets agenda for parliamentary session
30 July 2019
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Leaks must be dealt with consistently and robustly
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes report on the FCO's secure communications and handling of classified information
25 July 2019
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