The UK's response to extremism and political instability in North and West Africa

Report published, Government response received.

The Committee conducted an inquiry into the UK Government’s response to extremism and political instability in North and West Africa, looking into the factors that contributed to the crisis in Mali, whether they are at risk of arising elsewhere in the wider region, and the UK’s policy on dealing with them, including its work with international partners to combat extremism and instability.



  • Close


    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.

Related information