The Local Government Ombudsman is required to publish a review every three years to assess the operation of its legislation and propose changes. The 2018 triennial review considers the Government’s 2016 proposals for potential legislative change that would create a single Public Service Ombudsman in England to cover Parliament, health and social care, and local government.
The Triennial review also advocates increased powers for the Local Government Ombudsman over areas including academy admissions and exclusions, election administration and town and parish councils.
Purpose of the session
The session will provide an opportunity for the Committee to question Michael King, Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman, and Rishi Sunak MP, Minister for Local Government, on the triennial review’s proposals and their implementation.
It will examine how effective the proposals are for improving outcomes of complaints against public authorities, as well as the governance and accountability of the Ombudsman itself.
It will also consider how effectively the draft legislation puts the proposals into practice, and future timescale for implementation.
Wednesday 6 March 2019, Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster
- Michael King, Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman
- Rishi Sunak MP, Minister for Local Government, MHCLG