Foreign Affairs Committee: Current Inquiries

Global Security: UK-US Relations

The Foreign Affairs Committee announced on 17 July 2009 that it would carry out an inquiry into Global Security: UK-US Relations.


The main contact for this inquiry is Ad¨le Brown, Committee Specialist. Tel: 020 7219 3613. Email:

Terms of Reference

The scope of the Committee's inquiry is set out in a press notice.

Written Evidence

Individuals and organisations are invited to submit written evidence relevant to the Committee's terms of reference by no later than 24 September 2009. (In some circumstances the Committee may be willing to receive submissions after this date - please contact the Committee staff if you are unable to meet the deadline but still wish to submit evidence.)

Information about submitting written evidence can be found by clicking here.

The written evidence received to date in this inquiry can be accessed via the TSO Parliamentary Publications page.

Oral Evidence

Wednesday 11 November 2009, corrected transcript

Witnesses: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House, Dr Dana Allin, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Dr David Dunn, Reader in International Politics, University of Birmingham, Lord Wallace of Saltaire and Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Royal United Service Institute

You can listen to this evidence session on our webcasting site.

Wednesday 2 December 2009, corrected transcript

Witnesses: Nick Witney, Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations, Justin Webb, journalist, BBC, Stryker McGuire, Contributing Editor, Newsweek, Sir Jeremy Greenstock GCMG, former British Ambassador to the UN and Sir David Manning GCMG CVO, former British Ambassador to the US

You can listen to this evidence session on our webcasting site.

Wednesday 16 December 2009, corrected transcript

Witnesses: Mr Ivan Lewis MP, Minister of State, and Mr John Rankin, Director, Americas, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

You can listen to this evidence session on our webcasting site.


The Committee's Report on Global Security: UK-US Relations was published on Sunday 28 March at 00.01hrs (GMT) as the Sixth Report of Session 2009-10, HC 114.

Government Response

The Government aims to respond to reports from a departmental select committee within two months, unless an extension to this deadline has been agreed with the Committee. When a response is produced, details will appear here upon its publication.

Key Dates

On 17 July 2009 the Committee announced the terms of reference for the inquiry.

Email Mailing List

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