New Ombudsman

Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

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Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please provide copies of all documentation provided to the CLG Select Committee for its meeting on 12 October 2009 to consider recommendation of the appointment of a new local government ombudsman.

Please additionally supply copies of all documentation provided to CLG by the CLAE on this issue

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Hardwicke Carruthers

Mark Coram, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

2 Atodiad

Please find attached acknowledgement of your recent FOI request to the
Department

<<091008 carruthers foi lgo clg select cttee.doc>>
<<accesstoinfo-leaflet.pdf>>

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Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Dear Mark Coram,

Many thanks for your reply. There has been an esrc study recently that identifies that there has been no scrutiny of the Ombudsman since about 1989, and that their accountability urgently needs review.

There is also a question following the Collaboration between Ombudsmen Regulatory Reform Order that the appointment of the Ombudsman should have been examined by the Public Administration Select Committee whilst the appointment of the Deputy Chair of the Commission for Local Administration in England fell only at the door of the CLG Select Committee.

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Vanita Patel, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

6 Atodiad

Dear Mr Carruthers
Please find attached a response to your FOI request dated 06 October. I
also attach the documents accompanying your request, and as set out in the
attached letter.

I also attach the 'Access to Information Department for Communities and
Local Government Internal Review Procedures' leaflet referred to in the
letter.

<<091030 - F0003385 - Mr Carruthers.doc>> <<Note on recruitment process -
Attachment 1.doc>> <<Attachment 2 - Background on CLA.doc>> <<Attachment 3
- Adult self-funders.doc>> <<Attachment 4 - Schools.doc>> <<091005 -
Access to Information leaflet - final with new address and
telephones.doc>>

Vanita Patel
Local Governance
Communities and Local Government

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Mark Coram, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

Dear Mr Carruthers

Thank you for your e-mail, the contents of which have been noted.

Yours faithfully

Mark Coram
Conduct and Council Constitution Team
Communities and Local Government

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