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Parliamentary Ombudsman

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list those occasions when the recommendations of a report from the parliamentary ombudsman have been (a) rejected and (b) partly rejected by her Department since 1997. (76267)

There has been one occasion since 1997 when the Department has partly rejected the recommendations of the parliamentary ombudsman. This concerned information withheld pending publication of a National Audit Office (NAO) report. Following publication of the NAO report, the Department acceded to all the Ombudsman’s recommendations except on one point.