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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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Publication of correspondence: International Monetary Fund Candidate
Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Tom Tugendhat, writes to the Foreign Secretary
19 July 2019
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Senior FCO officials questioned on the FCO's policy towards South America
Foreign Affairs Committee explores the targeting and effectiveness of FCO policy towards South America
19 July 2019
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MPs question former Foreign Secretary Lord Hague in secure communications inquiry
Foreign Affairs Committee takes evidence for urgent inquiry into FCO communications
17 July 2019
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FCO response to the UK's vote to leave the EU examined
Foreign Affairs Committee hears from the former UK Permanent Representative to the EU
16 July 2019
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Former diplomats to consider the impact of leaks
Foreign Affairs Committee examines FCO secure communications and handling of classified information
12 July 2019
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FCO Secure communications and handling of classified information - evidence session
Foreign Affairs Committee hears from Sir Simon McDonald, KCMG, KCVO
10 July 2019
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FCO secure communications and handling of classified information inquiry launched
Foreign Affairs Committee launches inquiry into the FCO's handling of classified information
9 July 2019
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Impact of irregular migration on UK examined
Foreign Affairs Committee examines diplomatic route to European responses to irregular migration
5 July 2019
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Global Britain and South America: Impact of extractive companies examined
Foreign Affairs Committee examines impact of extractive companies on local communities
28 June 2019
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Missed opportunities: The UK’s relationship with India
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes report on the UK's relationship with India
24 June 2019
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Unclear, fragmented, incoherent: MPs call for urgent action on UK’s sanctions policy
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes report into the future of UK sanctions policy
12 June 2019
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Threats to media freedom - journalists discuss their experiences
Foreign Affairs Committee hears from journalists on harassment and intimidation
7 June 2019
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Autocracies and UK foreign policy examined
Foreign Affairs Committee examines the FCO's approach to working in autocratic states
31 May 2019
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FCO and global media freedom examined
Foreign Affairs Committee hears from the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and other organisations promoting protection and freedom of the press
17 May 2019
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FCO and global media freedom: Contribute to our inquiry
Contribute to the Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry by sharing your own video message
16 May 2019
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Britain’s Overseas Territories: Government Response risks ‘One family’ values
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes Government Response to report on Britain's relationship with its Overseas Territories
13 May 2019
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Government's overall strategy on sanctions examined
Foreign Affairs Committee hears from the Minister of State Sir Alan Duncan KCMG MP on the future of UK sanctions policy
10 May 2019
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FCO and global media freedom examined
Foreign Affairs Committee hears from the legal profession, media organisations and journalist on the threats to global media freedom
3 May 2019
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Committee marks World Press Freedom Day with publication of video messages from journalists
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes video messages from journalists in different parts of the world
3 May 2019
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Human rights and the rule of law in South America examined
Foreign Affairs Committee continues inquiry into Global Britain and South America
29 April 2019
Total results 504 (page 3 of 26)