UK Foreign Affairs Committee Report - Piracy off the coast of Somalia

January 2012

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In June 2011 the Foreign Affairs Committee announced that it would examine the role of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in support of UK and international action to combat the increasing levels of piracy off the coast of Somalia. The report of the committee's findings was published in December and will contribute to the debate on counter-piracy as the FCO prepares to host a major international conference on Somalia in February 2012.

The report can be found at: www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmselect/cmfaff/1318/131802.htm

A press release of 5 January 2012 relating to the report, including comments by Committee Chair Richard Ottaway MP, can be found at:

www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/foreign-affairs-committee/news/piracy---report/