Joining up the ombudsman - the review of the public sector ombudsman in England

Seneviratne, M. ORCID: 0000-0003-0885-1267, 2000. Joining up the ombudsman - the review of the public sector ombudsman in England. Public Law, pp. 582-591.

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The Cabinet Office Review proposal for an integrated service of public sector ombudsmen in England is a welcome development in rationalising the present system. That the various ombudsmen schemes may need “joining up” in the future was recognised some 25 years ago by Sir Alan Marre, the Parliamentary Ombudsman at the time. He considered that, in the long term, consideration would need to be given to how a more co-ordinated total system, more directly related to the interests of the public, could be brought about.2 This idea was examined in 1988 by JUSTICE,3 in a report which explored whether there should be an integrated service, under which all the ombudsmen would operate under the same legislation. Their decision however was against recommending the creation of a single scheme. More recently, the Select Committee on Public Administration considered that there was a need for greater coherence to the structure of the public sector complaints system. It recommended a review of the system, with a view to bringing the complaints authorities together.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Public Law
Creators: Seneviratne, M.
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters
Date: 2000
Rights: Permission is for Nottingham Trent University’s Institutional Repository only. Any further use (including storage, transmission or reproduction by electronic means) shall be the subject of a separate application for permission.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
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Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:55
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:14

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