Foreign Affairs Committee - Eighth Report
Government foreign policy towards the United States

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 25 March 2014.


Terms of Reference


Conclusions and recommendations

1 Introduction

Our inquiry in the context of other Parliamentary work

Our inquiry: terms of reference and process

2 The nature of the UK-US relationship

Change under the Coalition Government?

The UK's contribution to the UK-US relationship

The nature of the UK-US relationship

US approach and contribution and their implications for the UK

Case study: The Falklands

3 August 2013 decisions on military intervention in Syria: implications for the UK-US relationship

Impact on UK-US relations

Longer-term lessons and implications

4 Strategic issues  

US 'pivot' to Asia

Transatlantic issues

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

The UK's EU membership

5 Machinery of Government

UK Government-US Administration engagement


National Security Adviser

FCO US network

The UK Government approach to the US: insufficiently strategic?

The US as an object of UK Government policy

The UK and US making strategy together: the Joint Strategy Board

6 Conclusion

Annex 1: Syria developments, August-September 2013: Timeline

Annex 2: Foreign Affairs Committee visit to the US, October 2013

New York

Sunday 27 October

Monday 28 October

Tuesday 29 October


Sunday 27 October

Monday 28 October

Rhode Island

Tuesday 29 October


Wednesday 30 October

Thursday 31 October

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

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