§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many complaints concerning his Department's work have been brought to his attention in each year since 1979 by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration; what steps he or his predecessors have taken to deal with complaints forwarded to him; and if he will make a statement on his Department's relationship with the ombudsman.
§ Mr. Redwood
Complaints concerning the Welsh Office are noted, where applicable, in the reports of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration which have been published every year since 1967. Copies of these reports are held in the Library of the House. My Department takes all necessary steps in dealing with complaints.