Stephen Gethins, MP for north east Fife, has been appointed to the House of Commons Select Committee for Foreign Affairs.
The Committee is made up of six Conservative MPs, four Labour and one SNP MP and scrutinises the work of the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The Committee decides its own inquiries and will scrutinise the Foreign Office on the run up to the European Referendum.
I am looking forward to the challenge.
Commenting on his appointment, Stephen Gethins MP, said: “It is a great privilege to have been appointed to the Foreign Affairs Committee.
“Communities across north east Fife have a long tradition of international engagement from the fishing villages of the East Neuk, to the excellence of our food and drink in every part of the constituency and of course the global brand of the University of St Andrews, our reach goes well beyond our borders.
“This is particularly fitting as we prepare to welcome the World to the Home of Golf for the British Open.”
He added: “It is always good to be able to put north east Fife on the map. There is also a role in making sure that we hold the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to account at such an important time and one of global uncertainty not least in the Middle East and North Africa and in the former Soviet Union.
“The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will also be taking responsibility for the negotiations ahead of the EU Referendum that will be important to us all. I am looking forward to the challenge.”