§ 26. Mr. Clifton-Brown
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has to co-ordinate the activities of the Ombudsmen to ensure that they act in a consistent manner. 
§ Mr. Woolas
The Government's response to the Public Administration Select Committee's Third Report of Session 2002–03 on Ombudsman issues made clear that we are working closely with the parliamentary Ombudsman and others in the Ombudsmen community to promote joint working and ensure that Ombudsmen arrangements are fit for purpose.