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On Monday 31 March, Stephen Williams MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced the start of the Periodic Review of the Architects Registration Board.  The announcement was made in the form of a Written Ministerial Statement.

The text of the Statement was as follows:

WRITTEN MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Periodic Review of the Architects Registration Board

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Stephen Williams): I am today announcing the start of the Periodic Review of the Architects Registration Board. Periodic Reviews are part of the Government’s commitment to ensuring that all Arms Length Bodies continue to have regular challenge on their remit and governance arrangements.

The Review will examine whether there is a continuing need for the Board’s functions (Architect Registration under the Architects Act 1997). Should the Review conclude there is a continuing need for the Board’s functions it will go on to assess the most effective and value for money means of delivery and the appropriate control and governance arrangements needed to meet the recognised principles of good corporate governance. I will inform both Houses of the outcome of the Review when it is completed.

A copy of the Terms of Reference for this review has been placed in the Library of the House.

The original Written Statement can be viewed at the following link:

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-vote-office/March_2014/31st-March-2014/2.DCLG-Architects.pdf

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