Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 15th January 2021.

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Photo of Ruth Jones Ruth Jones Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequate scrutiny of his Department by (a) external bodies and (b) Parliament.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs is maintaining full accountability to parliamentary and select committee scrutiny. He has also reported to parliament on 16 December on the Review of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) and will continue to respond effectively to, and learn from, ICAI's reviews, as well as those of other external bodies.

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