§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans she has to extend the remit of the Northern Ireland Ombudsman to include the operation of the Northern Ireland Office (Criminal Justice Services) and related agencies. 
§ Mr. Paul Murphy
[holding answer 3 July 1998]: The Northern Ireland Office and its agencies come within the remit of the GB Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration. There are no plans to extend the remit of the Northern Ireland Ombudsman.