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16 May 2014

The National Archives is conducting a triennial review of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information and is seeking your feedback.

The periodic review of Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) is one of the ways the government ensures that it maintains a lean, but effective public sector. A Triennial Review is a Cabinet Office mandated process for reviewing the functions of NDPBs, the appropriateness of the body's delivery mechanism and its governance arrangements. It must consider abolition, a move of the functions out of central government, bringing the functions in-house, merging with another body, delivery by a new Executive Agency and continued delivery by a NDPB.

Review stages

The review of the panel is being conducted in two stages, in accordance with Cabinet Office guidance:

  • Stage 1 will look at core functions of the panel, assess the need for these functions to continue and the structural options for continued delivery of these functions and, if the conclusion of Stage 1 is that the panel should continue as a NDPB
  • Stage 2 will examine the control and governance arrangements in place to ensure that the panel is operating in line with government policy including good corporate governance, openness, transparency and accountability

Send us your feedback

The review team is seeking your views as part of Stage 1. If you have any comments, please email appsiconsultation@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk by midday on 30 May 2014.

Any comments may be quoted in the Stage 1 report, but will only be attributed to you if you have indicated that we may do so. Wherever possible we would appreciate you giving examples to evidence your responses.

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