Written statement to Parliament

Triennial review of the Coal Authority

Announcing the start of the Triennial Review of the Coal Authority, part of the government’s commitment to ensuring that Non Departmental Public Bodies continue to have regular independent challenge.

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

The Rt Hon Sir  Michael Fallon MP

I am today announcing the start of the Triennial Review of the Coal Authority. Triennial Reviews are part of the government’s commitment to ensuring that Non Departmental Public Bodies continue to have regular independent challenge.

In line with the standard practice of such reviews, we will consider the Authority in two stages. The Review will first examine whether there is a continuing need for Coal Authority’s functions and its form, and whether it should continue to exist at arm’s length from government.

Should the review conclude there is a continuing need for the body, it will then go on to examine whether the body’s control and governance arrangements continue to meet the recognised principles of good corporate governance.

I will announce the findings of the Review by the Spring of next year.

Published 8 October 2013