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Sport: Anti-doping

Volume 687: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Who are the members of the security panel responsible for monitoring UK Sport's national anti-doping organisation for elite sport; on which dates they have met; and when their reports are due to be placed in the Library of the House. [HL433]

The Independent Anti-Doping Scrutiny Panel was set up in September 2005 and is focused specifically on scrutinising the potential for conflicts of interest in relation to the performance of the anti-doping function within UK Sport. The panel is chaired by David Kenworthy, the former chief constable of North Yorkshire Police. The other members of the panel are:

Nerys Williams, head of the Health and Safety Executive's Employment Medical Advisory Service;

Mark Emerton, former Royal Navy commander and member of the Criminal Cases Review Commission;

Trevor Rothwell, former director of Huntingdon Forensic Science Service laboratory; and

Gillian Ekins, solicitor.

To date the panel has met on:

30 September 2005;

9 November 2005;

2 December 2005;

8 February 2006;

15 March 2006;

11 May 2006;

26 July 2006;

6 September 2006;

1 November 2006; and

29 November 2006.

Under its terms of reference, the scrutiny panel will produce an annual report, which will be sent to the Minister for Sport and the chair of UK Sport. The panel expects to produce its first report in December 2006 and copies of this document will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.