Select Committee on Foreign Affairs First Special Report

The Foreign Affairs Committee

The Foreign Affairs Committee is appointed to examine on behalf of the House of Commons the expenditure, administration and policy of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (and any associated public bodies). Its constitution and powers are set out in House of Commons Standing Order No. 152.

The present membership of the Committee is as follows:[1]

    Rt Hon Donald Anderson MP (Labour, Swansea East)1
    David Chidgey MP (Liberal Democrat, Eastleigh)1
    Sir Patrick Cormack MP (Conservative, Staffordshire South)1
    Fabian Hamilton MP (Labour, Leeds North East)1
    Eric Illsley MP (Labour, Barnsley Central)1
    Andrew Mackinlay MP (Labour, Thurrock)1
    John Maples MP (Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon)1
    Bill Olner MP (Labour, Nuneaton)1
    Greg Pope MP (Labour, Hyndburn)1
    Rt Hon Sir John Stanley MP (Conservative, Tonbridge and Malling)1
    Gisela Stuart MP (Labour, Birmingham Edgbaston)1

On 19 July 2001, the Committee elected Mr Donald Anderson as its Chairman.

The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are on the internet at A list of Reports of the Committee in the present Parliament is published inside the front cover of this Volume.

All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Committee Office, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone numbers for general inquiries are: 020 7219 6106/6105/6394; the Committee's e-mail address is:

1   Appointed on 18 July 2001. Back

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