Does the government need CoRWM? What does CoRWM actually do? Anyway, it’s time for a government review.

The government has recently announced the second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) and is seeking the views of stakeholders who wish to contribute to the review. Triennial Reviews of non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) are part of the government’s commitment to ensuring that NDPBs continue to have regular independent challenge.

Workington CoRWM meeting 2

CoRWM meeting at Workington

The review will examine whether there is a continuing need for CoRWM’s function and its form and whether it should continue to exist at arm’s length from government.

If there is evidence of a continued need for the body, the review will also examine whether CoRWM’s control and governance arrangements continue to meet the recognised principles of good corporate governance.

The CoRWM also provides independent scrutiny on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s proposals and programmes for geological disposal, storage and long-term management solution for nuclear waste in the UK.

Baroness Verma, Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change said:

Baroness Verma

Baroness Verma

“The review will examine whether there is a continuing need for CoRWM’s function and its form and whether it should continue to exist at arm’s length from government. If there is evidence of a continued need for the body, the review will also examine whether CoRWM’s control and governance arrangements continue to meet the recognised principles of good corporate governance.”

In support of these aims we would welcome input and evidence from stakeholders. ~ DECC

This particular consultation close on the 10th March 2015  11:45pm So, if you wish to express your views about the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management go to: CoRWM triennial review 2015.

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