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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

Section 217: Consultation with Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration

702.Under this section if a Local Commissioner thinks that any matters which are the subject of the investigation include a matter that could be the subject of an investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner (these being the actions of the Secretary of State and its impact on the complainant) the Local Commissioner is required to consult the Parliamentary Commissioner and inform the complainant of how to initiate such a complaint. It also imposes a similar obligation on the Parliamentary Commissioner in respect of complaints made to them which contain matters which could be the subject of an investigation under this chapter. In such circumstances the Parliamentary Commissioner must consult the Local Commissioner and inform the complainant how to initiate such a complaint.

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