Public Administration Select Committee

Session 2009-10

Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee:

28 January 2010: Corrected transcript
Defra's response to the Ombudsman's report on the Single Payment Scheme
Witnesses: Ms Ann Abraham, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO), and Ms Gwen Harrison, Director of Investigations, Office of the PHSO; and Dame Helen Ghosh DCB, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Mr Tony Cooper, Chief Executive, Rural Payments Agency

Press Notice:

25 January 2010: PASC to quiz Defra on refusal to pay compensation recommended by Ombudsman

Link to Report: Cold Comfort: the Administration of the 2005 Single Payment Scheme by the Rural Payments Agency

Report Published:

25 March 2010: Parliament and the Ombudsman: Further Report

9 December 2009: Parliament and the Ombudsman

Press Notice:

9 December 2009: PASC calls for Ombudsman Reforms

Session 2008-09

Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee:

Thursday 5 November 2009: Corrected transcript
Ms Ann Abraham, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, Ms Kathryn Hudson, Deputy Ombudsman and Mr Bill Richardson, Deputy Chief Executive

Session 2007-08

Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee:

Thursday 30 October 2008, Corrected Transcript
Witnesses: Ms Ann Abraham, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman


Press Notice:

27 October 2008: PASC to question Ombudsman on Equitable Life and her wider work


Session 2004-05

Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee:

The Work of the Ombudsman, Thursday 2 December 2004    
Witnesses: Ms Ann Abraham, Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and Health Service Ombudsman, Ms Trish Longdon, Deputy Ombudsman, and Mr Bill Richardson, Deputy Chief Executive

Press Notices:

Press Notice No.1 - Ombudsman to appear before Committee


Session 2003-04

Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee:

The Work of the Ombudsman, Thursday 27 November 2003, HC 41-i
Witness: Ann Abraham, Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and Health Service Ombudsman

The Work of the Ombudsman: Access to Information,  Thursday 15 January 2004, HC 41-ii
Witnesses: The Guardian, The Campaign for Freedom of Information and the Department for Constitutional Affairs

The Work of the Ombudsman: NHS Complaints System,
Thursday 29 January 2004, HC 41-iii
Witnesses: Consumers' Association, Action against Medical Accidents, Department of Health and Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection


Session 2002-03

Report:
Ombudsman Issues, Third Report, published on 26 February 2003, HC 448

Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee:

The Work of the Ombudsman, Thursday 6 March 2003, HC 506-i
Witness: Ann Abraham, Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration

Press Notices:

PN.08
PASC Attacks "Disturbing" Evidence of Government Administrative Failure (February 2003)

Session 2005-06

Pensions

PASC criticises government on the pensions promise-and warns about constitutional threat to the Ombudsman

Report and oral and written evidence | Press notice

Government Response to Pensions Report

Estimates Day debate on Pensions - Hansard, from col 512

Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee:

Wednesday 28 June - HC 1081-iii
Witnesses: Rt Hon John Hutton MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Mr Christopher Evans, Head of Private Pension Policy and Regulation, Department for Work and Pensions

Thursday 22 June 2006 - HC 1081-ii
Witnesses: Dr Ros Altmann, Bob Duncan and Andrew Parr

Tuesday 2 May 2006 - HC 1081-i    
Witness: Ann Abraham: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

A Debt of Honour

"PASC presses MOD into partial u-turn on 'Debt of Honour' but demands full reconsideration"

Report  (incl. oral and written evidence)  | Press Notice

Government Response to Report given as a statement on the floor of the House, see Hansard 681-684

Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee:

Thursday 1 December 2005  
Witnesses: Ms Ann Abraham, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, and Mr Iain Ogilvie, Investigation Manager, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman; Professor Jack Hayward, Mr Ron Bridge, Chairman, Association of British Internees, Far East Region, and Mrs Ann Moxley; Mr Don Touhig, a Member of the House, Minister for Veterans, and Mr Jonathan Iremonger, Director of the Veterans Policy Unit, the Veterans Agency:

Thursday 25 January 2007, Corrected Transcript
Witnesses: Derek Twigg, a Member of the House, Minister for Veterans and Mr Jonathan Iremonger, Director of the Veterans Policy Unit

Tax Credits

Report  (incl. oral and written evidence)  | Press Notice

Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee:

Thursday 20 October 2005, Corrected
Witnesses: Ms Ann Abraham, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, Ms Trish Longdon, Deputy Ombudsman, and Mr Bill Richardson, Deputy Chief Executive, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman; and, Mr David Varney, Executive Chairman, Mr Paul Gray, CB, Deputy Chairman, and Ms Sarah Walker, Director of Benefits and Credits, HM Revenue and Customs