§ Lord Lester of Herne Hill
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they consider that Parliament should be consulted about the appointment of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration; and, if not, why not. [HL2218]
§ The Minister of State, Cabinet Office (Lord Falconer of Thoroton):
The Government have no plans to change the way in which the Parliamentary 117WA Ombudsman is appointed. On 30 March 1999, the Minister for the Cabinet Office announced the start of a review of the organisation of public sector ombudsmen in England. The review team will give consideration to any points made during the course of the review.