45Power of Commissioner to issue guidanceS
(1)The Commissioner may issue guidance—
(a)to relevant authorities;
(b)to persons appointed to reconsider complaints,
about the carrying out by the persons to whom the guidance is issued of any of the functions conferred on them by virtue of this Chapter.
(2)Before issuing any guidance under this section, the Commissioner must consult—
(a)persons whom the Commissioner considers representative of each of the office holders who and bodies which are relevant authorities; and
(b)such other persons as the Commissioner thinks fit.
(3)A person to whom guidance is issued under subsection (1) must have regard to that guidance in carrying out the functions to which the guidance relates.
(4)The power conferred by subsection (1) to issue guidance includes power to vary or revoke any such guidance.