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(1)The Commissioner may disclose to a person specified in the first column of the Table below any information obtained by, or furnished to, the Commissioner under or for the purposes of this Act or the M1Data Protection Act 1998 if it appears to the Commissioner that the information relates to a matter which could be the subject of an investigation by that person under the enactment specified in relation to that person in the second column of that Table.
|The Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration.||The Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13).|
|The Health Service Commissioner for England.||The Health Service Commissioners Act 1993 (c. 46).|
|F1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .||F1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .|
|[F2The Health Service Commissioner for Scotland.]||[F2The Health Service Commissioners Act 1993 (c. 46).]|
|A Local Commissioner as defined by section 23(3) of the Local Government Act 1974. The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman||Part III [F3or Part 3A] of the Local Government Act 1974 (c. 7).|
|[F4The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman||The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (asp 11)]|
|[F5The Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland.]||[F5Part II of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 30).]|
|[F5The Scottish Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration.]||[F5The Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions)(Complaints of Maladministration) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1351).]|
|[F6The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales||Part 2 of the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2005]|
|F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .||F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .|
|The Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints.||The Commissioner for Complaints (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1297 (N.I. 7)).|
|The Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.||The Ombudsman (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1298 (N.I. 8)).|
|[F8The Commissioner for Older People in Wales||The Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Act 2006]|
(2)Schedule 7 (which contains amendments relating to information disclosed to ombudsmen under subsection (1) and to the disclosure of information by ombudsmen to the Commissioner) has effect.
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