Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

(asked on 16th November 2020) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

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 by
Nigel Adams Portrait
Nigel Adams
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Minister without Portfolio)
This question was answered on 24th 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.

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