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Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

Volume 542: debated on Thursday 22 March 2012

As part of the coalition agreement, all Government Departments are required to review all their non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) at least every three years. ACAS has been selected as one of the NDPBs for which the review will commence during the first year of the programme (2011-12).

The review will be conducted in two stages. The first stage will examine the key functions of ACAS. If the outcome of this stage is that delivery should continue, the second stage of the project will ensure that ACAS is operating in line with the recognised principles of good corporate governance.

The findings at both stages of the review will be examined by a challenge group with cross-Government representation.

Copies of the report of the review will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.