Written statement to Parliament

Second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM)

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Statement by Baroness Verma on the announcement of the second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM).

I am today announcing the start of the second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM).

Triennial Reviews are part of the government’s commitment to ensuring that non-departmental public bodies continue to have regular independent challenge.

The review will examine whether there is a continuing need for CoRWM’s function and its form and whether it should continue to exist at arm’s length from government.

If there is evidence of a continued need for the body, the review will also examine whether CoRWM’s control and governance arrangements continue to meet the recognised principles of good corporate governance.

I will inform the House of the outcome of the review when it is completed.