Definition of Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration in English:

Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration

Line breaks: Par¦lia|men¦tary Com|mis¦sion¦er for Ad|min¦is|tra¦tion

noun

  • (In the UK) an official appointed to investigate complaints by individuals against public authorities. Also called the Ombudsman.
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    • In 1967 a Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration was established in Britain; the Commissioner is appointed by the Crown but is the servant of the House of Commons.
    • The Commissioner's reports are considered by the House of Commons Select Committee on the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration.
    • Thirdly, cases of this kind could have been dealt with by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, provided that a Member of Parliament referred the case to him.

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