Explanatory Memorandum

Public Services Ombudsman Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

2016 CHAPTER 4

19 February 2016

Commentary on Clauses

Part 4: Miscellaneous and General

Section 46: Reports to the Assembly

The NIPSO has several reporting obligations to the Assembly.  Firstly, the NIPSO must lay an annual report before the Assembly on what the NIPSO has done during the year.  Secondly, in a particular case where an injustice has been uncovered by the NIPSO but not remedied, a report on that case can be laid before the Assembly.  Thirdly, if an own initiative investigation has been launched, the NIPSO must report on this to the Assembly.  Finally, the NIPSO has discretion to make any other reports to the Assembly thought suitable.