Richard Ottoway, Conservative MP for Croyden South and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, moved a debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday 4 July on UK-Turkey Relations
The debate on the funding of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office follows the publication of the estimates for the allocation of expenditure for Central government, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, for the year ending 31 March 2013.
Minister for Europe, David Lidington, responded during the debate on behalf of the Government. Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Emma Reynolds, responded during the debate on behalf of the Opposition.
Watch and read the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.
Estimates day debate: UK-Turkey relations
The Foreign Affairs Select Committee held an inquiry into UK-Turkey Relations and Turkey's Regional Role and published its report on 4 April 2012. The Government Response to the Committee report was published on 13 June 2012. Further information can be found on the Foreign Affairs Select Committee webpages.
All public spending has to be approved by Parliament. Estimates of spending are presented to parliament and three 'estimates days' are set aside each year to debate the content of those estimates presented. In practice, estimates days are often used for debating one or more estimates or select committee reports chosen by the Liaison Committee.