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The SPSO claims he has a Quality Management System.
A simple review of his web site reveals that he does not have one which would stand up to a rigorous examination, let alone certification to the commonly used standards. It is thus safe to say that he is making the rules up as he goes along. This is not only unsatisfactory but results in findings which often may be described as unjust.
Accountability Scotland Newsletter
14th December 2014
A Tale of Two Committees
Our last newsletter told of our petition for SPSO transparency (PE01538) and its approval by the Public Petitions Committee. Their decision was to pass on their recommendations and documentation to both the Government and the Local Government and Regeneration Committee (LG&RC). They recommended that the efficacy of the SPSO be investigated, a matter not actually included in the petition.