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House of Lords Appointments Commission (Triennial Review)

Volume 559: debated on Monday 4 March 2013

I am today announcing the start of the triennial review of the House of Lords Appointments Commission (HOLAC). Triennial reviews of non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) are part of the Government’s commitment to ensuring that NDPBs continue to have regular challenge on their remit and governance arrangements.

The review will be undertaken by the Cabinet Office.

In common with all such reviews the following will be undertaken:

to challenge the continuing need for this NDPB—both its functions and form; and

if it is agreed that it should remain as an NDPB, to review its control and governance arrangements to ensure that it is complying with recognised principles of good corporate governance.

The aim will be to complete the review in April.