Procedures, Policies, Guidelines

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Dear Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman,

Please provide a list of procedures, policies and guidelines that the Ombudsman and her office must consult and adhere to regarding finance, expenses, purchases and expenditure. Or, if it is easier and quicker, a complete list of all procedures, policies and guidelines.

Yours faithfully,

mr j garlits

foiofficer, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

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foiofficer, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Dear Mr Garlits

Further to your email of 19 July 2010, I write with my response to your
request for the following information: `a list of procedures, policies and
guidelines that the Ombudsman and her office must consult and adhere to
regarding finance, expenses, purchases and expenditure'.

Please find below a list of internal guidance referred to by this Office
when dealing with financial matters. You can view this information in full
on our website, via the following links:

1. Finance Code
[1]http://www.ombudsman.org.uk/__data/asset...

2. Travel & Subsistence Code
[2]http://www.ombudsman.org.uk/__data/asset...

3. Procurement Code
[3]http://www.ombudsman.org.uk/__data/asset...

4. Contract Management Guidance - This document is included as Appendix E
in the Procurement Code listed above.

5. Government Procurement Card Guidance - This document is included as
Appendix F in the Procurement Code listed above.

I should explain that we also refer to external guidance i.e. HM
Treasury's Managing Public Money (MPM). Although this Office is not
required to follow the MPM strictly, internal principles, processes and
procedures give this due regard. This document is also available
electronically via HM Treasury's website at the following link:

[4]http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/psr_mpm_in...

I have now completed my response to your information request and hope you
find this information helpful.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information and Data Protection Team

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
19th Floor
Millbank Tower
Millbank
London
SW1P 4QP

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