Written statement to Parliament

Triennial Review of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Foreign Secretary William Hague has updated Parliament on the Triennial Review of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will today publish the report of the Triennial Review of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission (MACC), which I launched in March this year. The review concluded that the Marshall Scholarships make an important contribution to HMG’s foreign policy priorities through maintaining and strengthening the United Kingdom’s bilateral relationship with the United States. The review also concluded that the MACC should be retained as a non-departmental public body and that the Marshall Scholarship process was well managed, had mechanisms in place to ensure sufficient accountability to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including on the handling of its finances, and benefitted substantially from the pro bono input of the MACC Commissioners.

Copies of the report of the Review, and of the MACC Management Statement and Financial Memorandum, will be placed today in the Libraries of both Houses.

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