Foreign Affairs Committee

26 May 2006


FCO Annual Report 2005-2006

On 17th May, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) published its latest annual report, Departmental Report 1 April 2005-31 March 2006. The Departmental Report sets out the FCO’s achievements over the past year as well as its plans for the next two years. It shows how the Foreign Office budget is used to deliver its policy and service objectives.

As in previous years, the Foreign Affairs Committee will inquire into the Report. The inquiry will examine a wide range of issues including the FCO’s financial and personnel management, and also cover the work of the British Council and the BBC World Service.

The Committee would welcome written evidence on the Departmental Report. Interested parties should submit evidence by e-mail to by Monday 26 June 2006, indicating clearly their name and address.

If you have any questions about the inquiry or on the submission of evidence, please contact the Committee Assistant on: 020 7219 6106.

Note to Editors:

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Departmental Report 1 April 2005-31 March 2006 (CM 6823) is available at or can be obtained in hard copy from the Parliamentary Bookshop (12 Bridge Street, Westminster, SW1A 2JX, Tel 020 7219 3890) or The Stationery Office (Tel 0345 58 54 63) priced at ,24.00.

Members of the press with enquiries should contact  Jessica Bridges-Palmer, Select Committee Media Officer, on 020 7219 0724.