Response to the Draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill

20 April 2017

The Ombudsman has published her response to the Draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill.

The Bill, which would establish a single Ombudsman to take on the functions of the Local Government Ombudsman and the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, has provision for the Housing Ombudsman to be incorporated in the future.

The written response follows Denise’s evidence to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee in March available here.

Details of the initial consultation in 2015 on the creation of a new Public Services Ombudsman are below including the Housing Ombudsman’s response. Following the consultation, the government decided that the Housing Ombudsman should not join the scheme, at least initially.