Robert Buckland – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Cabinet Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Robert Buckland on 2014-06-04.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many complaints were received by each ombudsman service in England in each of the last five years.

Mr Francis Maude

The Government is considering recent reports of the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) into how complaints about public services are handled. As part of this, the Cabinet Office is working to investigate further how public services can make best use of complaints and also to take a wider look at the role and powers of the Public Sector Ombudsmen. The Government will respond to the PASC in due course. I am happy to discuss this matter further with my Hon. Friend.

The annual reports and accounts of the public service ombudsmen in the UK provide details of their performance over the past 12 months including information about complaints received.