HL Deb 15 July 2004 vol 663 c67WS
The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean):

Wilton Park is an academically independent executive agency of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Its annual report and accounts for 2003–04 were published today and copies will be placed in the Library of the House.

Highlights of the past year include:

More conferences organised than ever before—49, including for the first time two held outside Europe.

A record level of financial support from other organisations.

Highest ever ratings by participants of the value of conferences.

Wilton Park's performance against agreed targets for 2003–04 is shown below. The targets cover cost recovery, quality of conference programmes and standards of service, including for the current year.

Total income £3,732,000 £3,635,000 £3,987,000
Excellent 57% 57.9% 57%
rating for
Excellent 89% 86.5% 89%
rating for