HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 c973W
Annabelle Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many findings there have been of maladministration by ombudsmen with responsibility for agencies under the remit of her Department since 1997. [56315]

Ms Hewitt

Information on the handling of complaints is set out in tabular form by the parliamentary ombudsman each year as an attachment to his annual report. For those complaints where there was evidence of maladministration that warranted a full investigation, the table sets out how many complaints were upheld as being fully or partially justified. Copies of the parliamentary ombudsman's annual reports for the period 1997–98 to 2000–01 inclusive can be viewed in the Libraries of the House, or on the parliamentary ombudsman's website at www.ombudsman.org.uk/publications.