Allegations of misconduct in public office made against public officials within the Parliamentary & Health Services Ombudsman (PHSO)
Dear Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman,
How many public officials within the PHSO have had allegations of malfeasance / misconduct in public office made against them.
How many of those resulted in a prosecution / a dismissal of the allegations by the relevant police force?
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Dear Fran French
RE: Your information request: R0000705
I write in response to your email to the Parliamentary and Health Service
Ombudsman (PHSO) dated 18 May 2019 requesting information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
How many public officials within the PHSO have had allegations of
malfeasance / misconduct in public office made against them?
How many of those resulted in a prosecution / a dismissal of the
allegations by the relevant police force?
We do not hold the specific information you request as we do not record
this level of information. We can confirm there has been 1 dismissal in
the past 4 years due to disciplinary action.
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that, it is open to you to complain to the Information Commissioner’s
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