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Health Service Commissioner: Public Service

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the Health Service Ombudsman is unable to investigate matters relating to public service personnel. (295463)

Personnel matters are a specific exemption under the Ombudsman's legislation: section 7(1) of the Health Service Commissioners Act 1993, and paragraph 10(1) of schedule 3 of the Parliamentary Commissioners Act 1967.