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, what criteria his Department used to select the NGOs to discuss the merger with.

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

A substantial engagement plan was agreed by the Foreign Secretary, led by strong engagement from the then joint Ministers across the FCDO, to engage parliamentarians and others on the FCDO's creation. The Foreign Secretary had calls with Heads of Multilateral Organisations and Joint Ministers with CEO-level leading voices in civil society and business, as well as calls with major partners.

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