Statutes: Acts of Parliament
The following statutes directly control what a Public Service or Local Government Ombudsman can and cannot do.
English Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
English Local Government Ombudsman
Part III of the Local Government Act 1974 [The Act that established the LGO during 1974]
Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
Welsh Public Service Ombudsman
Additional Statutes: Acts of Parliament
The following statutes also impact on all Public Authorities including Public Service and Local Government Ombudsmen.
Unless they have an express statutory exemption Public Service and Local Government Ombudsmen also have to comply with the all the normal laws of the country.A useful resource is the British and Iish Legal Information Institute, where you can find British and Irish case law & legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material.
Statute law is law made by parliaments. A statute is a formal written enactment of a legislative authority. Statutes usually command or prohibit something, or declare policy. The word is often used to distinguish law made by legislative bodies from the judicial decisions of the common law and the regulations issued by Government agencies. Statutes are sometimes referred to as legislation.
The UK Statute Law Database (SLD), which is the official revised edition of the primary legislation of the United Kingdom, has been made available free of charge online.
As well as reading the full text of the legislation you can view amended legislation as it has changed over time and sections that have yet to come into force.