The FCO promotes the United Kingdom’s interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe.
Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPsOther Commons Chamber appearances can be:
Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue
Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.
|Oct. 02||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Sep. 03||Topical Questions||Topical Questions|
|Oct. 15||Urgent Questions||Imprisonment of Catalan Leaders|
|Jan. 28||Written Statements||Foreign Affairs Council: 20 January 2020|
|Jan. 28||Westminster Hall||Antarctica: Science and Diplomacy|
|Jan. 13||Adjournment Debate||Official Development Assistance Target|
|Title||Last Event||Next Event Date||Last Updated|
|Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018||Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 23 May, 2018||26 Sep 2019, 4:01 p.m.|
|A bill to make provision enabling sanctions to be imposed where appropriate for the purposes of compliance with United Nations obligations or other international obligations or for the purposes of furthering the prevention of terrorism or for the purposes of national security or international peace and security or for the purposes of furthering foreign policy objectives; to make provision for the purposes of the detection, investigation and prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing and for the purposes of implementing Standards published by the Financial Action Task Force relating to combating threats to the integrity of the international financial system; and for connected purposes.|
|Current Signatures||Final Signatures||Title||Petition Deadline|
Impose Financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar (Burma).Gov Responded - 4 Oct 2017 Debated on - 16 Apr 2018
14 Mar 2018
closed 1 year, 10 months ago
Impose harsh financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar due to the current ongoing ethnic cleansing being pursued by elements of its security forces.
|Jan. 28||Foreign Secretary statement on release of US proposals for Middle East peace||News and Communications|
|Jan. 28||Taking steps to ensure the UN remains sustainable and effective||News and Communications|
|Jan. 28||FCO advises against all but essential travel to mainland China||News and Communications|
Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.
Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.
|23 Jan 2020, 5:38 p.m.||Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Climate Change||Darren Jones|
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of climate change on the work of his Department; and what steps he is taking in response to that effect.
Answer (Mrs Heather Wheeler)
Climate change is one of the most urgent and pressing challenges facing the world today. However, no country alone can solve this problem. That is why climate change is a top priority for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and why the British government bid and secured responsibility to host COP26 in Glasgow this year, in partnership with Italy. COP26 will be a major international moment in 2020, and the FCO network will have a key diplomatic role to play, along with other government departments, in efforts to raise global ambition in all countries to tackle climate change.