This review of the Security Vetting Appeals Panel (SVAP) was carried out by Sir Alex Allan as part of the Cabinet Office’s triennial review programme for non-departmental public bodies. It was announced by the Minister for the Cabinet Office by written ministerial statement on 4 July 2013.
The review’s terms of reference can be summarised as follows:
to challenge the continuing need for SVAP, both in its function and its form
to review the control and governance arrangements of the SVAP if it is agreed that SVAP should continue as an NDPB