Evidence call for work of Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

19 November 2012

On Tuesday 18 December 2012, the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) will take evidence from Dame Julie Mellor, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, about the work of her office.

PASC’s remit is to consider the reports the Ombudsman submits to Parliament, and to maintain strategic oversight of the work of her office. It would like to hear your views on the service provided by the Ombudsman and her team. Please note that the Committee does not intervene in, or reconsider, individual cases considered by the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman is an independent Officer of Parliament, and the Committee has no powers to compel her to reconsider or change her decisions.

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How to respond to this call for evidence

  • Responses should be submitted by midday on Wednesday 5 December 2012 by email to If you do not have access to email, you may send a paper copy of your response to the Clerk of the Public Administration Select Committee, Committee Office, First Floor, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA.
  • Each submission should be no more than 3,000 words in length begin with a short summary in bullet point form; have numbered paragraphs; and be in Word format or a rich text format with as little use of colour or logos as possible.
  • Submissions should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere, though previously published work can be referred to in a submission and submitted as supplementary material. Once submitted, your submission becomes the property of the Committee and no public use should be made of it unless you have first obtained permission from the Clerk of the Committee.
  • Please bear in mind that the Committee does not investigate individual cases.
  • The Committee normally, though not always, chooses to publish the written evidence it receives, either by printing the evidence, publishing it on the internet or making it publicly available through the Parliamentary Archives. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure; the Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.
  • For data protection purposes, it would be helpful if individuals wishing to submit written evidence send their contact details in a covering letter or e-mail. You should be aware that there may be circumstances in which the House of Commons will be required to communicate information to third parties on request, in order to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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