FCO Services operates as a trading fund of the FCO. Pursuant to section 4(6) of the Government Trading Funds Act 1973 (as amended by the Government Trading Act 1990), I hereby lay copies of FCO Services’ Annual Report and Accounts 2016-2017 before the House.
The report has been endorsed by the FCO Services Board and the FCO Services Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (on which sits the lead National Audit Office auditor and the head of FCO Internal Audit). It has also been examined by the FCO Partnership Board.
On 3 July 2017, the Comptroller and Auditor General formally signed off the report and accounts.
For the reasons above, and upon my own examination, I am satisfied that the annual report and accounts represent a true and fair account of FCO Services’ performance.