Foreign Affairs Committee: Inquiry

Public Diplomacy

Following the publication of his Review on Public Diplomacy, the Foreign Affairs Committee held a one-off evidence session with Lord Carter of Coles.

In 2004, the Foreign Secretary and the then Chief Secretary to the Treasury asked Lord Carter to examine the effectiveness of the Government's public diplomacy work.

Lord Carter's findings and recommendations were published on 15 December 2005. A copy of his Public Diplomacy Review may be read here.

The Committee published its report Public Diplomacy on 7 April 2006. In this report the Committee considers the Carter Review's recommendations as well as examining the work of the British Council and the BBC World Service.

The Government's response to the Committee's report may be viewed here.