161 Consultation by Inspector-General

(1)

In carrying out his or her functions, the Inspector-General must have regard to the functions of the Auditor-General in relation to an intelligence and security agency and may consult the Auditor-General about any matter with a view to avoiding inquiries being conducted into that matter by both the Inspector-General and the Auditor-General.

(2)

The Inspector-General may—

(a)

consult any of the persons specified in subsection (3) about any matter relating to the functions of the Inspector-General; and

(b)

despite section 218(1), disclose to any of the persons consulted any information that the Inspector-General considers necessary for the purpose of the consultation.

(3)

The persons are—

(a)

the Auditor-General:

(b)

an Ombudsman:

(c)

the Privacy Commissioner:

(d)

a Human Rights Commissioner:

(e)

the Independent Police Conduct Authority:

(f)

the State Services Commissioner.

(4)

Nothing in this section limits the functions, duties, or powers of the Auditor-General, an Ombudsman, the Privacy Commissioner, a Human Rights Commissioner, the Independent Police Conduct Authority, or the State Services Commissioner under any enactment.

Compare: 1996 No 47 ss 12, 15(3)