Later today I will launch a review of Equality 2025 advisory non-departmental public body. As part of the Government’s continuing drive for efficiency and effectiveness all Departments are required to review their arm’s length bodies at least once every three years. The review will be carried out by the Office for Disability Issues within the Department for Work and Pensions. The review will be looking at:
Whether the purposes for which Equality 2025 were established are still necessary.
Whether the services currently undertaken by Equality 2025 to deliver these purposes are still appropriate, adequate and effective.
Whether these services are best carried out by an advisory non-departmental public body; and, if so, how might Equality 2025’s performance be enhanced and improved?
Once completed, the outcome of the review will be published in spring 2013 on the Office for Disability Issues website, I will also place a copy in the Libraries of both Houses.