HC Deb 19 February 1996 vol 272 c23W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to extend the powers of the health service ombudsman. [15568]

Mr. Horam

The Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) Bill is currently being considered in another place. The Bill proposes to extend the powers of the commissioner to allow him to investigate complaints involving clinical judgment and family health services. The intention, subject to Royal Assent, is to implement this change from 1 April this year.