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.
|Mar. 17||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Mar. 17||Topical Questions||Topical Questions|
|Mar. 10||Urgent Questions||Turkey-Greece Border: Refugees|
|Feb. 25||Written Statements||Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations: Debts Owed in the UK 2018|
|Mar. 12||Westminster Hall||Freedom of Religion or Belief|
|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 2 years 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.
Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.
At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.
|Apr. 02||Notarial and documentary services guide for Kazakhstan||Guidance and Regulation|
|Apr. 02||Notarial and documentary services guide for Japan||Guidance and Regulation|
|Apr. 01||FCO privacy notice: coronavirus (COVID-19) repatriation flights||Guidance and Regulation|
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.
|2 Apr 2020, 12:39 p.m.||British Overseas Territories: Coronavirus||Baroness Hooper|
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to include British Overseas Territories in the support and protection being offered to individuals and institutions within the UK for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Answer (Baroness Sugg)
The UK takes its responsibilities towards the Overseas Territories extremely seriously. The UK Government is procuring medical equipment and support for each Territory immediately and we will stand fully by the Overseas Territories in the long run as they deal with the impacts of the pandemic. The UK is also leading with partners and allies to support an effective and co-ordinated global health response led by WHO and we are working closely with the Overseas Territories to ensure their needs are fully taken into account. As Minister for the Overseas Territories, I am in constant touch with the Premiers and Governors to ensure they receive the support they need.