Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 6th October 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, with reference to the Government Response to the Foreign Affairs Committee, Second Report of Session 2019–21, Merging success: Bringing together the FCO and DFID, published on 22 September, whether the joint ministerial teams previous portfolios will continue for the remainder of the 2019-21 Session.

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

Ministerial portfolios are the preserve of the Prime Minister to determine and Minister's portfolios have been published. Former FCO and DFID joint ministerial teams are continuing in their roles in FCDO with their previous portfolios. (

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