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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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Finding a diplomatic route: European responses to irregular migration examined
Foreign Affairs Committee considers causes and consequences of irregular migration into Europe
18 April 2019
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China is a force for order, but not liberal order
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes report on China and the rules-based international system
4 April 2019
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Trade and investment between UK and South America examined
Foreign Affairs Committee questions John Carroll, Head of International Trade, Santander UK
1 April 2019
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Maya Lester QC questioned on future of UK sanctions policy
Foreign Affairs Committee explore UK sanctions policy, enforcement and implementation
26 March 2019
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Minister of State questioned on Global Britain and India
Foreign Affairs Committee examine India’s foreign and defence policies
15 March 2019
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Minister of State for Africa questioned on the work of her department
Foreign Affairs Committee questions Harriett Baldwin MP on the FCO's approach to Africa
8 March 2019
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Committee explores factors behind economic challenges across South America
Foreign Affairs Committee examine Global Britain and South America
5 March 2019
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Committee explores issues around the Russian energy firm En+
Foreign Affairs Committee continues examination of the future of UK sanctions policy
27 February 2019
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One family: rethinking Britain’s relationship with the Overseas Territories
Sharing security, duties and values demands a rethink, says Foreign Affairs Committee
21 February 2019
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Committee explores effectiveness of current UK sanctions regime
Foreign Affairs Committee continue inquiry on the future of UK sanctions policy
13 February 2019
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Autocracies and UK Foreign Policy examined
Committee examine policies of the UK Government towards autocratic states
11 February 2019
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World Food Programme Executive Director questioned
Committee examines how WFP operations respond to humanitarian crises
5 February 2019
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Committee examines Global Britain and South America
Academics and experts questioned on key recent developments
29 January 2019
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Committee examine FCO and global media freedom
Committee explores Foreign Secretary’s quest to strengthen global media freedom
25 January 2019
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Committee examines future of UK sanctions
Committee explore key challenges and opportunities for the UK as it prepares to implement independent sanctions policy
23 January 2019
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Committee examine European responses to irregular migration
Committee explores what the UK, France and Italy are doing to police migration routes and to address root causes of largescale displacement
21 January 2019
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Committee question Minister of State on China
Committee hold its final evidence session on China and the international rules-based system
15 January 2019
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Committee examines how China’s domestic affairs interact with foreign policy
Foreign Affairs Committee investigates the implications for UK engagement with China
8 January 2019
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Minister of State questioned on UK Overseas Territories
Lord Ahmad gives evidence to Committee on issues that have caused tension in UK-OT relations recently
18 December 2018
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Committee examine the future of the UK Overseas Territories
Representatives from eight Overseas Territories to meet with Committee after more than a decade
4 December 2018
Total results 504 (page 4 of 26)