43A Consultation and disclosure necessary to provide reports

To avoid doubt, if a person providing a report referred to in section 43 considers that it is or may be necessary to do so in order to provide the report, he or she—

(a)

may consult with any other person (for example, with any victim (as defined in section 4 of the Victims’ Rights Act 2002)) who is or may be able to provide information relevant to the matters that the report must address (relevant information); and

(b)

may, so far as it is or may be necessary to do so in order to ascertain from the other person relevant information, disclose to the other person information—

(i)

about why the report must be provided; and

(ii)

about the nature and purpose of the report.

Section 43A: inserted, on 17 December 2002, by section 53 of the Victims’ Rights Act 2002 (2002 No 39).