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Gambling Commission

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport by what mechanism the performance of the Gambling Commission against its objectives is assessed; and how often the Commission's performance is assessed. (301346)

The Gambling Commission's performance is primarily assessed through a funding agreement with the Department which includes their agreed strategic objectives, together with funding and performance indicators/targets. The Department holds a formal sponsorship meeting with the Commission quarterly to review performance against both the indicators set out in the funding agreement and the Commission's corporate plan.

In addition, I recently held my annual meeting with the chairman and chief executive as required by the funding agreement. The Commission has also been subject to three independent reviews, all of which considered them to be fit for purpose (National Audit Office, Office of Government Commerce and Hampton Implementation Review).