Your regulation of the Ombudsman

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Dear House of Commons Administration Committee,

I have been watching Parliament TV and your 'scrutiny" of the PHSO and have attempted to contribute to the debate by providing evidence. This has been challenging because the issues that I sought Parliament's help with continues and impeded my ability to best contribute to the British Economy.

I have two FOI questions that I require answering to the best of your ability please.

A)
Please could you direct me to the Protocols, Legislation and Data that MPs and civil servants are acting on which allows Parliament and The Metropolitan Police to ignore fraud and malfeasance by The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman.

*In short, the remit of the above FOI enquiry is to obtain clarity and understanding as to whether the NHS and the Ombudsman are within their rights to coverup clinical negligence, maladministration and malfeasance against members of the public when they are at their most vulnerable.

For example, stringing along victims of NHS maladministration and perjury seems criminal to me

My enquiry is not vexatious;
as you can see, my agenda is to hopefully help NHS victims access Healthcare based on factually correct data.

Two members of the The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman's Executive Board have invited victims of medical errors to meet with them in 2014 and then 2016.

B) Due to the failure of the victims to progress any PHSO meetings ( after 2 years) please direct me to Parliamentary protocols and data that allows the Ombudsman to be fraudulent and remain unchallenged by Parliament or the law?

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Watts

#lawcomMIPO
  #MIPO_phso

Dear House of Commons Administration Committee,

I am scared that you will subject me to same willfulness as I received here;
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/y...

I feel very passionately that UK citizens have the basic Human Right to have the protocols and remit of the Ombudsman clarified to us. As someone who has given 4 evidence reports to Parliament I am genuinely perplexed as to the true purpose of the Ombudsman.

For example, in 2009 I complained that my records were wrong and that I did not have two children in care. I set out to resolve this maladministration and this led me into seeking the help of those who could help me demonstrate how the blunder happened.

There are people who are taking the NHS and SERCO to court and finding out that the complaint that they asked 27 Government Departments to review was never looked at or had been willfully edited from their records. In light of the expenditure of the PHSO; I am genuinely perplexed as to whether the Ombudsman is being audited by Parliament.

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Watts

FOI Commons, House of Commons Administration Committee

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Dear Ms Watts,

 

Freedom of Information request F17-011

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 5 January 2017, received
by us on the same date, which is copied below.

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request promptly but in any case
within 20 working days i.e. on or before 2 February 2017.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Sarah Price

IRIS Support Officer
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service | House of
Commons

 

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Dear Ms Watts,

 

 

Freedom of Information Request F17-011

 

Thank you for your request for information as copied below.  You asked a
number of questions about the regulation of the Parliamentary Health
Service Ombudsman which we have sought to answer below.

 

1)  Please could you direct me to the Protocols, Legislation and Data that
MPs and civil servants are acting on which allows Parliament and The
Metropolitan Police to ignore fraud and malfeasance by The Parliamentary
Health Service Ombudsman.

 

This information is not held by the House of Commons.

 

No protocols and/or data is held that confirms that the House of Commons
is permitted to ignore “fraud and malfeasance” by the Ombudsman.  No
legislation is held by the House of Commons that allows the House or the
Metropolitan Police Service to ignore “fraud and malfeasance” by the
Ombudsman.

 

The Metropolitan Police Service is a separate public authority in
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).  For
information about protocols and data which may be held by the Metropolitan
Police Service, you may wish to submit your request to them.  The contact
details of the Metropolitan Police FOI team are here:
[1]http://www.met.police.uk/foi/contact_us.....

 

2)  Due to the failure of the victims to progress any PHSO meetings (after
2 years) please direct me to parliamentary protocols and data that allows
the Ombudsman to be fraudulent and remain unchallenged by Parliament or
the law?

 

This information is not held by the House of Commons.

 

There are no parliamentary protocols and/or data which allows this. We
noted that you also asked about fraudulent activity remaining unchallenged
by the law.  Please note that whilst it is part of Parliament’s role to
debate and approve new laws, it is generally up to the courts and the
criminal justice system to decide how the law applies in any particular
case and not within the remit of either the Committees specifically or
more generally the House of Commons. 

 

 

Lastly, we noted your second email of 5 January relating to the same
subject and we are sorry that you feel perplexed.  In an effort to be open
and transparent, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs
Committee publish details of their inquiries, including those that
scrutinise the Public Health Service Ombudsman, on their parliamentary web
pages here: 
[2]http://www.parliament.uk/business/commit...

 

In the light of your comments here and the nature of your questions to the
House of Commons, we believe it is important to remind you that the FOIA
only provides you with an access right to recorded information held by a
public authority.  It does not extend, for example, to requests for
explanations, analyses or comments about a particular matter that is not
already recorded, and neither are we obliged to enter into discussions or
take actions relating to specific grievances or complaints. Whilst we
appreciate that our requesters often feel very strongly about a subject
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Yours sincerely,

 

 

         
Information Rights Manager
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service | House of
Commons

 

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