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UK Sport and Sport England(Triennial Review)

Volume 588: debated on Friday 21 November 2014

I am today announcing the start of the Triennial Review of UK Sport and Sport England. As executive non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPB), UK Sport and Sport England are required to undergo a Triennial Review. The joint UK Sport/Sport England review will have two principal aims, represented by two stages.

The first stage will provide a robust challenge for the continuing need for the functions performed by both UK Sport and Sport England, and, if there is, whether some or all of these functions should be delivered by alternative delivery models or continued delivery by a Non- Departmental Public Body (NDPB).

If it is agreed that the functions of each should continue to be delivered by NDPBs, the second stage will review the organisational control and governance arrangements in place to ensure that they are compliant with the recognised principles of good corporate governance and delivering good value for money.

The structure, efficiency and effectiveness of the two bodies will be considered as part of both stages. This will include an assessment of how well the two bodies work together, their progress against the conditions set in January 2013 on deciding not to merge them and the scope for further savings.

The findings at both stages of the review will be examined by a challenge group.

Further details of the review and a survey seeking evidence about UK Sport and Sport England can be found on the DCMS website at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/triennial-review-of-uk-sport-and-sport-England

I will inform the House of the outcome of the review when it is completed and copies of the report of the review will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.