The International Relations Committee takes evidence on the UK's foreign policy priorities, how the Government pursues its international objectives, and foreign policy co-ordination within Whitehall.
Wednesday 5 September in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster
- Sir Martin Donnelly KCB CMG, Permanent Secretary for the Department for International Trade (2016-2017)
- Sir Simon Fraser GCMG, Permanent Under-Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service (2010-2015)
At 11:40 am
- Ms Bronwen Maddox, Director, Institute for Government
- Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director, Chatham House
- To what extent has the information revolution, particularly the proliferation of digital technologies, affected the UK's foreign policy?
- What should be the UK's key foreign policy priorities after Brexit?
- How effectively do internationally-focused government departments and agencies cooperate with each other?
- How should the UK structure its foreign policy relationship with key allies in Europe – and the EU broadly – after the leaving the EU?
- To what extent has the UK Government articulated a clear foreign policy narrative to the public? What could the Government do to better communicate the UK’s foreign policy goals and priorities?