DCAL: Arm’s-length Bodies

Part of Oral Answers to Questions – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:45 pm on 28th May 2012.

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Photo of Carál Ní Chuilín Carál Ní Chuilín Sinn Féin 2:45 pm, 28th May 2012

My review of the Department’s arm’s-length bodies started with reviews of Sport NI and Museums NI. The reviews are being taken forward in two stages. The first stage considers the continuing need for the functions of each body. It also examines the governance and accountability arrangements in place, and the effectiveness and value for money of each body in its current form. The second stage will consider future delivery options for the functions of each body.

The stage one review for both bodies is nearing completion and has highlighted some issues. I am considering how those issues will be addressed before the review team finalises stage one and completes stage two.