Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the timescale is for launching the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office; and what estimate he has made of the length of transition period required before that Department will be fully operational.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The new department will be formally established this month under the leadership of the Foreign Secretary to meet the objectives of the UK's ambitious international agenda. Full transformation will be developed and delivered through the phased transformation programme.

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