Consideration of the Draft Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill

In the Fourth Assembly, the previous Finance Committee held a consultation on the draft Public Services Ombudsman Wales Bill.


This followed on from the Finance Committee’s inquiry to consider extending the powers of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales.


In May 2015, the Committee published its report, Consideration of Powers: Public Services Ombudsman for Wales (PDF 602KB), and recommended that a Bill should be introduced into the Assembly. The Committee agreed to consult on a new draft Bill which would re-enact much of the existing Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2005 but with new provisions recommended by the Committee in its report.


The Committee reported (PDF, 953KB) in March 2016 and recommended that a future Committee should introduce the draft Bill as soon as possible, in the Fifth Assembly.


On 2 October 2017, the Committee introduced the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill.

Business type: Pre-Legislative Work (e.g. White Papers)

Status: Complete

First published: 12/10/2016