Effectiveness of UK Aid: Interim Report & Effectiveness of UK Aid: potential impact of FCO/DFID merger: Government Response to the Second & Fourth Reports of the Committee

The International Development Committee

The International Development Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for International Development and its associated public bodies.

Since 1 September 2020, DFID and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have been merged to form the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The IDC continues to be responsible for the scrutiny of UK aid and ODA expenditure, including by the FCDO, and taking forward the work of the Independent Commission on Aid Impact (ICAI).

Current membership

Sarah Champion MP (Labour, Rotherham) (Chair)

Mr Richard Bacon MP (Conservative, South Norfolk)

Theo Clarke MP (Conservative, Stafford)

Brendan Clarke-Smith MP (Conservative, Bassetlaw)

Mrs Pauline Latham OBE MP (Conservative, Mid Derbyshire)

Chris Law MP (Scottish National Party, Dundee West)

Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger MP (Conservative, Bridgwater and West Somerset)

Navendu Mishra MP (Labour, Stockport)

Kate Osamor MP (Labour, Edmonton)

Dr Dan Poulter MP (Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich)

Mr Virendra Sharma MP (Labour, Ealing Southall)


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 via www.parliament.uk.


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Committee reports are published on the Committee’s website and in print by Order of the House.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Grace Annan (Committee Specialist), Jeanne Delebarre (Second Clerk), Kenneth Foreman (Committee Specialist), Paul Hampson (Committee Operations Officer), Chloe Jago (Senior Media and Communications Officer), Rowena Macdonald (Committee Operations Officer), Emma Makey (Committee Specialist), Leo Oliveira (Committee Operations Manager), Alison Pickard (Committee Specialist), Fergus Reid (Clerk), Jack Tennant (Assistant Inquiry Manager–Apprentice).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the International Development Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 1223; the Committee’s email address is indcom@parliament.uk

You can follow the Committee on Twitter using @CommonsIDC.

Published: 2 October 2020