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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 115762, tabled on 16 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Permanent Under-Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service to the Foreign Affairs Committee on 10 November 2020, whether the size of his Department will be reduced.

Answered on

24 November 2020

The future shape and size of the FCDO will be influenced by the outcome of the Spending Review and the Integrated Review. As the Foreign Secretary stated, there will be no compulsory redundancies. We are working closely with staff throughout this process, and the full details of the merger, will be set out in due course.