The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Theresa May):
On 27 March 2012 I announced in Parliament, through a written Ministerial statement, the commencement of the triennial review of the Migration Advisory Committee. I am now pleased to announce the completion of the review.
The Migration Advisory Committee provides independent and evidence-based advice to government on migration issues.
The review concludes that the functions performed by the Migration Advisory Committee are still required and that it should be retained as a non-departmental public body. The review also looked at the governance arrangements for the body in line with guidance on good corporate governance set out by the Cabinet Office. The report makes some recommendations in this respect; these will be implemented shortly.
The full report of the review of the Migration Advisory Committee can be found on the GOV.UK website and copies have been placed in the House Library.