Foreign Affairs Select Committee
The Foreign Affairs Committee carries out many inquiries, and publishes a variety of reports, including an annual Human Rights Report. During its inquiry into the government's decision to invade Iraq, Dr. David Kelly famously gave evidence to the committee on 15 July 2003, two days before his death.
In 2015 through 2016 the committee conducted an extensive and highly critical inquiry into the British involvement in the Libyan Civil War. It concluded that the early threat to civilians had been overstated and that the significant Islamist element in the rebel forces had not been recognised, due to an intelligence failure. By summer 2011 the initial limited intervention to protect Libyan civilians had become a policy of regime change. However that new policy did not include proper support and for a new government, leading to a political and economic collapse in Libya and the growth of ISIL in North Africa. The report concluded that the former Prime Minister David Cameron was ultimately responsible for this British policy failure.
As of October 2015, the Committee's current members are as follows:
|Crispin Blunt MP (Chairman)||Conservative||Reigate|
|John Baron MP||Conservative||Basildon and Billericay|
|Rt Hon Ann Clwyd MP||Labour||Cynon Valley|
|Mike Gapes MP||Labour and Co-op||Ilford South|
|Andrew Rosindell MP||Conservative||Romford|
|Nadhim Zahawi MP||Conservative||Stratford-on-Avon|
|Stephen Gethins MP||Scottish National||North East Fife|
|Mark Hendrick MP||Labour and Co-operative||Preston|
|Adam Holloway MP||Conservative||Gravesham|
|Daniel Kawczynski MP||Conservative||Shrewsbury and Atcham|
|Ian Murray MP||Labour||Edinburgh South|
- "MPs attack Cameron over Libya 'collapse'". BBC News. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- Patrick Wintour (14 September 2016). "MPs deliver damning verdict on Cameron's Libya intervention". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- Libya: Examination of intervention and collapse and the UK's future policy options (PDF). Foreign Affairs Committee (House of Commons) (Report). UK Parliament. 6 September 2016. HC 119. Retrieved 14 September 2016.