This consultation ended 10 April 2013.

Consultation period:
21 March 2013 to 10 April 2013
Last updated:

Reviewing responses

The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.

Original consultation

To ensure accountability, value for money and transparency of public bodies, Departments must review their sponsored Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) every three years.

Consultation description

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) has a UK remit. This review is being undertaken jointly by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Devolved Administrations. The review will look at whether any reforms would achieve:

  • better delivery of high quality nature conservation evidence and advice to Government and JNCC customers resulting in better outcomes for the environment the economy and for society on a sustainable basis
  • any strengthening of the governance arrangements to deliver better accountability to UK and devolved governments and the public.

This consultation is being held on DEFRA.GOV.UK