PASC 04-05 1

Session 2004-05

Press Notice No.1


OMBUDSMAN TO GIVE EVIDENCE TO PASC

The next evidence session for the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee will focus on issues related to ombudsmen. The Parliamentary Ombudsman, Ann Abraham and her Deputies will give evidence on their work on Thursday 2 December at 9.45 am, in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House.

The Ombudsman's appearance provides the opportunity to  look at issues such as her decision to take up a further investigation on Equitable Life after the Penrose Inquiry, and the protracted reform of the NHS complaints system. The Committee is also likely to quiz her on the success of her own modernisation programme.