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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.