HC Deb 25 February 2003 vol 400 c521W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ask the Health Service Ombudsman to report on the implementation of the Court of Appeal Judgment Rv. North and East Health Authority (Ex parte Coughlan) (1999) in cases already investigated. [97674]

Jacqui Smith

The Ombudsman is independent of the national health service and government. The Secretary of State is not able to ask the Ombudsman to report on particular issues.