Handling of complaints, etc.

Reference of complaints to Commission

7.—(1) Where the appropriate authority decides under Article 5(3) or (5) or Article 6(3) to appoint a member of the police force or a member of another United Kingdom police force to investigate a complaint, the appropriate authority shall refer that complaint to the Commission.

(2) Where a complaint falls to be referred to the Commission under paragraph (1), it shall be the appropriate authority’s duty to refer it to the Commission not later than the end of a period specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State.