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Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday 11 October 2005


Public Sector Ombudsmen Services

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Mr. John Hutton): The Government launched in August a consultation document on reform of public sector ombudsmen services in England.

The proposed reforms would remove some of the existing legislative constraints that prevent the main public sector ombudsmen—the parliamentary ombudsman, the health service ombudsman, and the local government ombudsman—from working collaboratively to provide a more efficient and streamlined service to the citizen.

The consultation period ends on Friday 18 November. Copies of the consultation document are available in the Libraries of both Houses and available electronically at www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/propriety and ethics/parliamentary–ombudsman/ombudsmenreform.asp


Electoral Administration

The Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (Ms Harriet Harman): My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor has made the following written statement in the other place today:

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