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Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration

Volume 713: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

Questions

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce legislation enabling members of the public to have direct access to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, as well as through their Member of Parliament, in complaining of maladministration. [HL4634]

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will answer Question HL4634, tabled by Lord Lester of Herne Hill on 25 June, about whether they will introduce legislation enabling members of the public to have direct access to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, as well as through their Member of Parliament, in complaining of maladministration; and what is the reason for the delay. [HL5817]

The Government value the role and work of the Parliamentary Ombudsman. They also believe that Members of Parliament have an important role to play in assisting constituents with concerns about their dealings with government departments and public bodies. The policy is kept under review, but the position remains as set in the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967.