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Public Services Ombudsman Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 51: Consultation and co-operation with other ombudsmen

If the NIPSO is investigating something that another ombudsman is investigating, the NIPSO must consult that other ombudsman.  Furthermore, the NIPSO may co-operate with that other ombudsman, for example by disclosing information, working together or jointly publishing a report.  This consultation and co-operation only applies where the other ombudsman is one of those referred to in subsection (4).  Subsection (4) lists ombudsmen and commissions from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.  The NIPSO can also work with the Ombudsman from the Republic of Ireland where the investigation concerns a North / South Implementation body.

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