681. Allegation received by the Council.

As soon as is reasonably practicable after an allegation is received by the General Optical Council1 relating to a registered optometrist's or registered dispensing optician's2 fitness to practise or, in the case of a business registrant3, its fitness to carry on business as an optometrist or a dispensing optician or both, or in the case of a student registrant4, his fitness to undertake training, they must notify the relevant person5 of an investigation6 by the Council or any of its committees7 of a registered optometrist's or a registered dispensing optician's fitness to practise, a business registrant's fitness to carry