21C Consultation with Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

Notwithstanding anything in section 21, an Ombudsman may from time to time undertake consultation with the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security holding office under section 157 of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 in relation to any matter relating to the functions of the Ombudsman, including (without limitation) consultation—

(a)

for the purposes of making a determination under section 17C:

(b)

in relation to any matter arising out of or in the course of an investigation under this Act or any other enactment:

(c)

in relation to any matter that is within the jurisdiction of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, whether or not the matter arises out of a particular complaint made under this Act,—

and for the purposes of any such consultation, an Ombudsman may disclose to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security such information as the Ombudsman considers necessary for that purpose.

Section 21C: inserted, on 2 July 1996, by section 31 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996 (1996 No 47).

Section 21C: amended, on 28 September 2017, by section 335 of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (2017 No 10).