ENFORCING THE DECISIONS OF OMBUDSMEN -THE NORTHERN IRELAND LOCAL GOVERNMENTOMBUDSMAN'S EXPERIENCE

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

In the mid 1980s a topic of considerable concern to the Commissionersfor Local Administration in England and Wales, and their counterpart inScotland, was how to secure the compliance of local authorities with those oftheir reports finding maladministration. The "failure rate" (the number ofreports not complied with, referred to in the statistics as "unsatisfactoryoutcomes", expressed as a percentage of the total number of reports findingmaladministration) was, at that time, approximately 6 per cent, 4.4 per centand 5 per cent in England, Wales and Scotland respectively.1 This prompteda search for a more effective method of enforcement and in doing soprovoked some debate about how best to enforce ombudsmen's reports andabout how best ombudsmen should function.
LanguageEnglish
Pages395-402
JournalNorthern Ireland Legal Quarterly
Volume45
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Fingerprint

Wales
Northern Ireland
England
Ombudsman
Local Administration
Authority
Statistics
1980s
Scotland
Enforcement

Keywords

  • ombudsman
  • enforcement of decisions
  • ombudsmen and courts

Cite this

@article{4f74da3ee2ab4fb393f5e3eb43a29530,
title = "ENFORCING THE DECISIONS OF OMBUDSMEN -THE NORTHERN IRELAND LOCAL GOVERNMENTOMBUDSMAN'S EXPERIENCE",
abstract = "In the mid 1980s a topic of considerable concern to the Commissionersfor Local Administration in England and Wales, and their counterpart inScotland, was how to secure the compliance of local authorities with those oftheir reports finding maladministration. The {"}failure rate{"} (the number ofreports not complied with, referred to in the statistics as {"}unsatisfactoryoutcomes{"}, expressed as a percentage of the total number of reports findingmaladministration) was, at that time, approximately 6 per cent, 4.4 per centand 5 per cent in England, Wales and Scotland respectively.1 This prompteda search for a more effective method of enforcement and in doing soprovoked some debate about how best to enforce ombudsmen's reports andabout how best ombudsmen should function.",
keywords = "ombudsman, enforcement of decisions, ombudsmen and courts",
author = "Ciaran White",
year = "1994",
language = "English",
volume = "45",
pages = "395--402",

}

ENFORCING THE DECISIONS OF OMBUDSMEN -THE NORTHERN IRELAND LOCAL GOVERNMENTOMBUDSMAN'S EXPERIENCE. / White, Ciaran.

Vol. 45, 1994, p. 395-402.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - ENFORCING THE DECISIONS OF OMBUDSMEN -THE NORTHERN IRELAND LOCAL GOVERNMENTOMBUDSMAN'S EXPERIENCE

AU - White, Ciaran

PY - 1994

Y1 - 1994

N2 - In the mid 1980s a topic of considerable concern to the Commissionersfor Local Administration in England and Wales, and their counterpart inScotland, was how to secure the compliance of local authorities with those oftheir reports finding maladministration. The "failure rate" (the number ofreports not complied with, referred to in the statistics as "unsatisfactoryoutcomes", expressed as a percentage of the total number of reports findingmaladministration) was, at that time, approximately 6 per cent, 4.4 per centand 5 per cent in England, Wales and Scotland respectively.1 This prompteda search for a more effective method of enforcement and in doing soprovoked some debate about how best to enforce ombudsmen's reports andabout how best ombudsmen should function.

AB - In the mid 1980s a topic of considerable concern to the Commissionersfor Local Administration in England and Wales, and their counterpart inScotland, was how to secure the compliance of local authorities with those oftheir reports finding maladministration. The "failure rate" (the number ofreports not complied with, referred to in the statistics as "unsatisfactoryoutcomes", expressed as a percentage of the total number of reports findingmaladministration) was, at that time, approximately 6 per cent, 4.4 per centand 5 per cent in England, Wales and Scotland respectively.1 This prompteda search for a more effective method of enforcement and in doing soprovoked some debate about how best to enforce ombudsmen's reports andabout how best ombudsmen should function.

KW - ombudsman

KW - enforcement of decisions

KW - ombudsmen and courts

M3 - Article

VL - 45

SP - 395

EP - 402

ER -