Health and Safety Executive

Work and Pensions written statement – made on 25th April 2013.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

In April 2011, the Cabinet Office announced that all non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) would undergo a substantive review at least once every three years. I have today launched a review of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Triennial reviews are part of the Government’s commitment to ensuring that NDPBs continue to have regular challenge on their remit and governance arrangements. The review will be conducted in two stages as set out in the Cabinet Office guidance.

The first stage will examine the key functions and form of HSE. If the outcome of this stage is that delivery should continue in its current form, the second stage of the review will consider whether HSE is operating in line with the recognised principles of good corporate governance.

When it is completed I will inform the House of the outcome of the review and place a copy of the outcome in the House Libraries and on the Gov.uk website.