10. SELECT COMMITTEES
B. SELECT COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE, WORK,
16. Foreign Affairs
The Committee was nominated on 23 July 1997.
It had 12 Members and held 25 meetings. This included 6 "Quadripartite"
meetings held concurrently with the Defence, International Development
and Trade and Industry Committees (abbreviated to 'CM' in the
attendance table below).
|Anderson, Mr Donald (Chairman)||18
|Abbott, Ms Diane||1
|Chidgey, Mr David||7 (including 1 CM)
|Emery, Sir Peter||12
|Godman, Dr Norman||8 (including 4 CM)
|Illsley, Mr Eric||11
|Mackinlay, Mr Andrew||15
|Madel, Sir David||18
|Maples, Mr John||17 (including 1 CM)
|Rowlands, Mr Ted||21 (including 6 CM)
|Stanley, Sir John||23 (including 5 CM)
|Starkey, Dr Phyllis||23 (including 6 CM)
|Overall attendance:||69.4 %
|Turnover of membership during the Session:
Clerk of the Committee: Mr Paul Silk, Deputy Principal
Clerk (Senior Structure Band 2) (until 28.2.01); Mr Steve Priestley,
Deputy Principal Clerk (Senior Structure Band 2) (from 1.3.01)
Second Clerk: Mr Steven Mark, Assistant Clerk (Band A3).
Committee Assistant: Mr James Davies, Senior Executive Officer
(Band B2), assisted by Miss Ana Ferreira, Senior Office Clerk
Committee Specialist: Mr Daniel Thornton (Band B1) (until 30.3.01).
Secretary: Mrs Sheryl Bertasius, Secretary (Band C).
Specialist Advisers during the Session
Dr Richard Caplin.
|Oral evidence was given during the Session by the following categories of witnesses:
| Number of appearances by:
| Cabinet Ministers
| Other Ministers
|Members of the House of Lords||1
|Number of appearances by officials from, or representatives of:
| Foreign and Commonwealth Office
| public bodies and non-Ministerial departments
| comprising: BBC World Service
| Appearances by other witnesses
|15-18.1.01||Riga and Stockholm
||2||Work in preparation for the Swedish presidency of the EU
||1||Meeting of Chairmen of Foreign Affairs Committees of Parliaments of EU Member States, Applicant States and of the European Parliament
|5-8-2.01||Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
||2||Inquiry into Government Policy toward the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the wider region following the fall of Milosevic
||0||Seminar on the Parliamentary Dimension of the New European Security and Defence Policy
* Travel in a representative capacity
Visits to European Institutions
Reports and Minutes of Evidence
|First Report: Human Rights Annual Report 2000
||Cm 5129, 4.4.01
|Second Report: Iran: Interim Report
|Third Report: Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report for 1999 and Parliamentary Prior Scrutiny*
|Fourth Report: Government Policy towards the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the wider region following the fall of Milosevic
|Fifth Report: European Union Enlargement and Post Nice Follow-up
|Sixth Report: Gibraltar
|Seventh Report: Draft Export Control and Non-Proliferation Bill*
|Eighth Report: Human Rights Annual Report 2000: Follow-up to Government Response
|Ninth Report: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Report 2001
|First Special Report: Work of the Committee During the Present Parliament: A Progress Report
|Second Special Report: Correspondence with the Foreign Secretary in relation to the Sierra Leone Report
|Minutes of Evidence: British Council and BBC World Service
* Joint publication with the Defence, International
Development and Trade and Industry Committees.
Government replies to Reports for Session 1999-2000
Reply to the Committee's Tenth Report:
China, published as Cm 5038 (5.2.01).
Minutes of Proceedings
The Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee for Session 1999-2000
were published on 1.1.01 as HC 1053, Session 1999-2000. The Minutes
of Proceedings of the Committee for Session 2000-01 will be published
as HC 1085, Session 2000-01.
|23.1.01||Two, on amendments proposed to Chairman's draft Report on Human Rights Annual Report 2000.
|13.3.01||One, on a Motion to write to the Foreign Secretary in relation to Sierra Leone.
|10.4.01||One, on a Motion on the appointment of a Committee Specialist.
The following Report was debated in the House:
Eighth Report, Session 1999-2000, Weapons of Mass Destruction,
on an Estimates Day under S.O. No. 54, 15.3.01
The following Report was referred to on the Order Paper as being
relevant to a debate in Westminster Hall:
Fifth Report, Session 1999-2000, Annual Reports of the
Foreign and Commonwealth Office and British Trade International
Oral evidence was taken at 12 of the Committee's 25 meetings.
On none of these occasions was evidence taken partly or wholly
|Inquiry||No. of oral evidence sessions
|Human Rights Annual Report
|Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report for 1999 and Parliamentary Prior Scrutiny*
|Government Policy towards the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the wider region following the fall of Milosevic
|European Union Enlargement and Post Nice Follow-up
|Draft Export Control and Non-Proliferation Bill*
|Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Report 2001
|British Council and BBC World Service
* Jointly with the Defence, International Development
and Trade and Industry Committees.