Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Non-governmental Organisations

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 12th 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, pursuant to the Answer of 6 October to Question 95714 on Non-Governmental Organisations, how many of the 50 calls with stakeholders he conducted; and whether he attended the round-table involving 16 civil society organisations chaired by Baroness Sugg on 19 August.

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

The Foreign Secretary agreed a substantial engagement plan to engage parliamentarians and others on the FCDO's creation led by the then joint FCO-DFID Ministerial team.

The Foreign Secretary discussed the merger with a range of stakeholders through wide-ranging formal and informal engagements, including with Heads of Multilateral Organisations and Joint Ministers with CEO-level leading voices in civil society and business. Baroness Sugg, as the Minister responsible, led our engagement with Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organisations, hosting a series of roundtables.

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