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Critical minerals


This inquiry will consider how the UK can engage with global partners to diversify supply chains in a way that respects human rights and ensures adequate access to critical minerals. The Committee will look at ways in which the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) can leverage diplomatic ties and build strong alliances for global regulation of the critical minerals market.

The inquiry will also ask how the FCDO can ensure UK access to the critical minerals market, while also promoting UK values through improved environmental, social and governance performance in critical mineral mining and processing. The Committee will also examine how intelligence can help build a better picture of geopolitical threats that may affect supply chains.

Read the call for evidence for more details about the inquiry

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The deadline for submissions was Tuesday 28 February 2023.

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