§ Mr. Clifton-Brown
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office in relation to the Parliamentary Ombudsman, how many cases were considered in the last year for which figures are available; how many cases were(a) upheld and (b) rejected; what the average time taken to consider cases was; and what the average cost was per case. 
§ Mr. Alexander
The Parliamentary Ombudsman publishes information about the handling of cases in her annual report, copies of which are available in the Library of the House and on the Parliamentary Ombudsman's website at ww.ombudsman.org.uk. Information relating to the average costs associated with the Parliamentary Ombudsman's caseload is not held centrally.