Thursday, June 12, 2008

They work for you

Andrew George MP asked the Secretary of State a few questions about the ombudsman recently. These were published on the TheyWorkForYou.com website.

(1) what assessment she has made of any regulatory limitations on the powers of the Office of the Local Government Ombudsman to fulfil its functions;

(2) whether she has considered the merits of developing the (a) role and (b) powers of the office of the Local Government Ombudsman.

These question were answered by Parmjit Dhanda (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government). Click here to read his answers to these questions.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the contribution made by the Local Government Ombudsman to (a) good practice, (b) increasing professional standards, (c) probity, (d) improving quality decision taking and (e) striving for improvement in local government.

This question was also answered by Parmjit Dhanda (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government). Click here to read his answer to this question.

Please take the time to read my response to Parmjit Dhanda's answers and consider leaving a response of your own.

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