Implications of the referendum on EU membership for the UK's role in the world Contents

Appendix 1 Inquiry terms of reference

The following terms of reference for the inquiry were announced on 27 July 2015:

Although foreign policy remains primarily a matter for national governments in the European Union, leaving the EU could have significant implications for the UK’s alliances and strategic partnerships, standing in other international organisations, soft power and national security.

To inform public debate in advance of the upcoming referendum on EU membership, the Foreign Affairs Committee will carry out an inquiry into the costs and benefits of EU membership for the UK’s foreign policy. The inquiry will consider whether and in what ways EU membership helps or hinders the UK in achieving its foreign policy goals, and how the UK’s role on the global stage might change if it votes to leave the EU. The Committee would welcome submissions of evidence which addressed in particular:

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