Departmental NDPBs

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what risk rating was applied to each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies as part of their recent risk reviews; and what additional discretion has been afforded to those bodies deemed to be low risk.

Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The risk ratings are an internal tool that we use to guide our day-to-day relationship with each sponsored body. The ratings can change whenever there is a significant change in a body's activities or in its external environment, therefore we do not publish them.

We will shortly use the risk ratings to delegate greater freedom, where appropriate, for sponsored bodies to undertake capital projects without having to seek approval from Government. We will continue to look for ways of streamlining the framework of checks and controls that applies to low-risk bodies.

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