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Wilton Park: Annual Report

Volume 684: debated on Thursday 20 July 2006

Wilton Park is an academically independent executive agency of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Its annual report and accounts for 2005-06 are laid before Parliament today.

Wilton Park celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2006. It continues to achieve high ratings from participants on the value of Wilton Park conferences. Building on last year's successes, nine overseas conferences are planned for 2006. There has been an increase in the number of participants from certain key areas, including international organisations and business.

Wilton Park's performance against agreed targets for 2005-06 is shown below.

05/06 Target

05/06 Performance

Total income

£4.2m

£3.9m

Excellent rating for programmes

54.5%

55.5%

Excellent rating for administration

84%

87%