A Public Service Ombudsman for the UK

This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper looks at the Government’s proposal to bring forward a draft bill for a public service ombudsman which will provide a unified ombudsman service for UK reserved matters and public services delivered solely in England. It also looks at the existing ombudsman landscape for public services across the UK.…

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BIS Sheffield Proposal and Government Departments outside London

This House of Commons Debate Pack has been compiled ahead of the debate on the BIS Sheffield Proposal and Government Departments outside of London to be held on Monday 9 May 2016 in the House of Commons Chamber. The Member in charge of the debate is Paul Blomfield. The subject of the debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee.…

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The Parliamentary Oath

This House of Commons Briefing Paper looks at the oath of allegiance or affirmation which Members of both Houses of Parliament are required to take before they can take their seat. It focuses primarily on the Parliamentary Oath in the House of Commons, although later sections look at the oath in the House of Lords, the devolved legislatures and in certain Commonwealth countries. It also sets out some of the key stages in the history and development of the Parliamentary Oath.…

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