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Written Statements

Monday 19 January 2015

Financial Services Regulators


The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton) (Con): My honourable friend the Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Andrea Leadsom) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

The recommendations from the review into the enforcement decision-making arrangements at the financial regulators were announced on 18 December 2014. I am today depositing a copy of the review report in the House of Commons Library.

This Statement included the following attachment:

Enforcement review (enforcement_review_response_final.pdf)

Judicial Appointments Commission (Triennial Review)


The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord Faulks) (Con): My right honourable friend the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (Chris Grayling) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

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“On Monday 24 March 2014 the Triennial Review of the Judicial Appointments Commission for England and Wales was announced in Parliament. I am pleased to announce the conclusion of the Review and publication of the report today.

The Review has concluded that there is a continuing role for the Judicial Appointments Commission and that it should continue as an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body. The Judicial Appointments Commission has been assessed as having a ‘strong’ overall rating for the standards of corporate governance and the recommendations from the review relate to three areas i) roles and responsibilities ii) communication and iii) conduct and propriety, where it has been identified that improvements can be made in order to more closely follow good practice for public bodies.

The Triennial Review has been carried out with the participation of a wide range of stakeholders and users, in addition to the Judicial Appointments Commission itself. The launch of the Review was publicised on my Department’s website and stakeholders were invited to contribute through a Call for Evidence and through meetings. In addition to the project board which oversaw the Review, a critical friends group challenged the evidence used to make conclusions. An independent peer reviewer also challenged the evidence for stage two of the Review.

I am grateful to all who contributed to this Triennial Review. The final report will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses. The report will also be available at https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/jac-triennial-review-2014.”

This Statement included the following attachment:

Triennial Review: Judicial Appointments Commission (Triennial Review - Judicial Appointments Commission.pdf)