One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the UK) an official appointed to investigate complaints by individuals against public authorities; the Ombudsman.
- ‘Thirdly, cases of this kind could have been dealt with by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, provided that a Member of Parliament referred the case to him.’
- ‘The Commissioner's reports are considered by the House of Commons Select Committee on the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration.’
- ‘The learned Judge [Owen J] said that this was not a judicial but a purely administrative matter and told me to go to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration.’
- ‘Section 1 provides, For the purpose of conducting investigations… there shall be appointed a Commissioner, to be known as the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration.’
- ‘In 1967 a Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration was established in Britain; the Commissioner is appointed by the Crown but is the servant of the House of Commons.’
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