This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
On 4 July 2013, I made a written statement to Parliament announcing the triennial review of the Security Vetting Appeals Panel—Official Report, column 59WS.
I am now pleased to announce the completion of the review.
The Security Vetting Appeals Panel (SVAP) provides a final means of challenging a decision to refuse or withdraw security
clearance as part of the government’s policy on national security vetting.
The review concludes that the functions performed by the SVAP are still required and that it should be retained as a nondepartmental
public body (NDPB). The review also looked at the governance arrangements for the body in line with guidance on good corporate governance as set out by the Cabinet Office. The report makes some recommendations in this respect which will be implemented shortly.