18 Jun 2014

Minster welcomes Ombudsman's inquiry

10:26 pm on 18 June 2014

The State Services Minister says he has nothing to fear from the Ombudsman's investigation into a controversial inquiry conducted by Paula Rebstock last year.

Ms Rebstock was called in by the States Services Commission to investigate who leaked sensitive information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Her report criticised two senior managers for fostering an environment in which leaks occurred, but produced no evidence that either had leaked information.

State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman on Wednesday told a select committee that he was satisfied Ms Rebstock's report was robust, but welcomed the Ombudsman's inquiry.

Dr Coleman described Ms Rebstock as a person of high reputation and integrity and could see no reason why she would not be retained for further work.