he Foreign Affairs Committee
The Foreign Affairs Committee is appointed by the
House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and
policy of the Office of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and
its associated public bodies.
Rt Hon Donald Anderson MP (Labour, Swansea East)
David Chidgey MP (Liberal Democrat, Eastleigh)
Fabian Hamilton MP (Labour, Leeds North East)
Eric Illsley MP (Labour, Barnsley Central)
Andrew Mackinlay MP (Labour, Thurrock)
John Maples MP (Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon)
Bill Olner MP (Labour, Nuneaton)
Richard Ottaway MP (Conservative, Croydon South)
Greg Pope MP (Labour, Hyndburn)
Rt Hon Sir John Stanley MP (Conservative, Tonbridge
Gisela Stuart MP (Labour, Birmingham Edgbaston)
The following member was also a member of the committee
during the parliament.
Sir Patrick Cormack MP (Conservative, Staffordshire
The Committee is one of the departmental select committees,
the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders,
principally in SO No 152. These are available on the Internet
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
A list of Reports of the Committee in the present Parliament is
in the inside front and back covers of this volume.
The current staff of the Committee are Steve Priestley
(Clerk), Geoffrey Farrar (Second Clerk), Elizabeth Sellwood (Committee
Specialist), Jane Appleton (Committee Assistant), Sheryl Bertasius
(Secretary) and Andrew Boyd (Senior Office Clerk).
All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerks
of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Committee Office, House of Commons,
London SW1A 0AA. The telephone numbers for general enquiries are
020 7219 6106/6105/6394; the Committee's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.