Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Reorganisation

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 22nd September 2020.

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Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when the Government plans to publish details of the governance architecture of the new department responsible for the UK’s aid budget.

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

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) was formally established on 2 September under the leadership of the Foreign Secretary to meet the objectives of the UK's ambitious international agenda.

On 3 August, Sir Philip Barton was named as the Permanent Under-Secretary for the department, who in consultation with the Foreign Secretary appointed a new team of Directors General. The Permanent Under-Secretary will be the Accounting Officer in the new department.

Further details on governance arrangements and board structures are being carefully considered and will be published in due course.

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