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ombudsman

a person appointed by Parliament to investigate citizens' complaints. The name derives from the first example appointed in Sweden in 1809. There are now many in the UK, both in the public and private sector, and as a result of devolution, e.g. the Welsh Administrative Ombudsman (Ombudsman Gweinyddiaeth Cymru).
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John Lyon, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, ruled that the rally at the House of Commons was a partisan event and ordered Slaughter to pay back the full cost of the envelopes and notepaper.
The Prime Minister said he expected Work and Pensions Secretary Mr Hain to keep his job but that depended on the findings of the Electoral Commission and the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
Instead, this Comment proposes a new congressional oversight body, modeled on the British Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
New Zealand society is like most Western democracies; it's very oriented to be a high consumer society," says Morgan Williams, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, an independent, environmental watchdog.
The move comes as al Fayed prepares to lodge a complaint with the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
A Prescott aide said he had been completely cleared by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
The committee's investigation follows an inquiry into the flat in south London by Elizabeth Filkin, the Parliamentary Commissioner.
The Chief of Mission noted that in the meetings of the Mission with a wide range of actors, key concerns shared with the Mission included the state of preparedness of the Parliamentary Registration Department (PRD) and the appointment of a new Parliamentary Commissioner just days before the general elections, issues that combined to create a sense of unease among stakeholders.
Liberal Democrats have submitted a complaint about the senior MP to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
He has now referred this matter, and a full explanation, to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
TWO of the four MPs under investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards are Welsh Conservatives.
The ruling follows criticism of Channel 4 by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, which cleared Sir Malcolm and Mr Straw of wrongdoing and called into question the accuracy of the reporting.

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