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40.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this regulation, the person determining the appeal shall determine the procedure at the appeal meeting.
(2) Subject to paragraph (3), any interested person or complainant given notice of the appeal meeting under regulation 39(7) may attend the appeal meeting as an observer up to but not including the point at which the person determining the appeal considers the question of disciplinary action.
(3) The person determining the appeal may impose such conditions as he sees fit relating to the attendance of persons under paragraph (2) at the appeal meeting (including circumstances in which they may be excluded) in order to facilitate the proper conduct of the appeal meeting.
(4) The person determining the appeal may—
(a)confirm or reverse the decision appealed against;
(b)deal with the officer concerned in any manner in which the person conducting the misconduct meeting could have dealt with him under regulation 35.
(5) Before the end of 3 working days beginning with the first working day after the determination of the appeal, the officer concerned shall be given written notice of that determination with a summary of the reasons.
(6) The decision of the person determining the appeal shall take effect by way of substitution for the decision of the person conducting the misconduct meeting and as from the date of the written notice of the outcome of that meeting.
(7) In a case where—
(a)paragraph 18 or 19 of Schedule 3 to the 2002 Act applied (managed and independent investigations); or
(b)paragraph 16 or 17 of Schedule 3 to the 2002 Act (investigation by appropriate authority and supervised investigations) applied and the Commission—
(i)made a recommendation under paragraph 27(3) of that Schedule (duties with respect to disciplinary proceedings) which the appropriate authority accepted; or
(ii)gave a direction to the appropriate authority under paragraph 27(4) of that Schedule (duties with respect to disciplinary proceedings),
the appropriate authority shall give the Commission written notice of the determination of the appeal with a summary of the reasons.
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