All-party Parliamentary Groups: Diplomatic Service

House of Commons Commission written question – answered at on 15 May 2024.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will make it its policy that former Ambassadors and High Commissioners may not work in the Secretariats of APPGs on countries to which they were accredited.

Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Chair, Administration Committee, Chair, Administration Committee

The Commission does not control or regulate All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs).

The Committee on Standards put forward recommendations which were approved by the House on 19 July 2023. This included the provision that groups are not permitted to have a secretariat either provided or funded by a foreign government. The Committee made no recommendations about the role of former Ambassadors or High Commissioners.

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