Miscellaneous and general
Section 21 – Consultation and co-operation with other Commissioners and Ombudsmen
73.This section makes provision for the Ombudsman, where he or she considers that a complaint or request he or she has received relates partly to a matter which could be the subject of an investigation by other Commissioners and Ombudsmen, to consult those Commissioners and Ombudsmen. The Commissioners and Ombudsmen covered by this section are specified in subsection (1).
74.Subsection (4)requires the Ombudsman to co-operate with the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration where the complaint relates to an authority which is also subject to investigation by that Commissioner.
75.Subsection (5) ensures that section 19(1) does not prevent the disclosure of information for the purposes of this section.