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Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2019

Section 56 - Further publicity for investigation reports

224.Section 56 provides that the Ombudsman may publish a notice about an investigation report in a newspaper or other broadcast/electronic media. Any decision to publish such a notice must take account of the public interest, the interests of the person aggrieved (if any) and any other persons the Ombudsman thinks appropriate (see section 56(4)).

225.The notice may (amongst other things) include the matters specified in section 56(2). The provider to whom the report relates must reimburse the Ombudsman for the reasonable costs of arranging the publication of the notice, if requested to do so by the Ombudsman.

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