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Gambling Commission: Standards

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will ask the National Audit Office to undertake a study into the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Gambling Commission. (241490)

The Gambling Commission’s accounts are audited and approved each year by the National Audit Office. The Commission’s set-up project and initial operating period has also been subject to an ongoing Office of Government Commerce Gateway review.

The Gambling Commission was in the first phase of public bodies to undergo a Hampton Implementation Review by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). The purpose of such independent reviews is to promote more effective and efficient regulatory activity. Details of the review will be published by BERR in due course.