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Petition by Dr Rehab Abdel Rahman  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1341  
Petition by R A Rahman calling on the Scottish Parliament to conduct an annual audit of the public expenditure on the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) and establish public complaint channels to examine the public dissatisfaction at the SPSO in managing complaints raised by members of the public.  
Petitioner: Dr Rehab Abdel Rahman  
Number of signatures: 167  
Date lodged: 19 August 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1341 
Summary:

Written Questions for PE1341  

Written Submissions for PE1341  

7 September 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, Scottish Government, and the Auditor General for Scotland seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. <Link to Official Report 7 September 2010 

23 November 2010 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman makes an annual budget application to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body which is considered annually by the Finance Committee and the Scottish Government, also that regular financial performance information is supplied by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. Further, Audit Scotland has made it clear that the external auditors perform an annual audit of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman in accordance with the code of audit practice. Audit Scotland may produce a further report on the audit but, to date, 'appointed auditors have produced unqualified opinions of the annual accounts of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman and the Auditor General has not produced any reports'. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010" 

 
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