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Foreign Secretary gives evidence on foreign policy developments

07 September 2015

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will be questioned in public by the Foreign Affairs Committee as part of the Committee’s regular scrutiny of foreign policy developments.

Witnesses

Wednesday 9 September 2015 at 2.30pm, in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

  • Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Sir Simon Gass, Political Director, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Purpose of session

Issues covered in questioning are expected to include:

  • The effort to defeat ISIS
  • Migration across the Mediterranean and through Europe
  • The deal with Iran on its nuclear programme
  • The Foreign Secretary’s vision for the future of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the light of budget cuts which may flow from the Spending Review

Further information

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