227 Voluntary jurisdiction
227 Voluntary jurisdiction

(1)     A complaint which relates to an act or omission of a person (“the respondent”) in carrying on an activity to which voluntary jurisdiction rules apply is to be dealt with under the ombudsman scheme if the conditions mentioned in subsection (2) are satisfied.

(2)     The conditions are that—

(a)     the complainant is eligible and wishes to have the complaint dealt with under the scheme;

(b)     at the time of the act or omission to which the complaint relates, the respondent was participating in the scheme;

(c)     at the time when the complaint is referred under the scheme, the respondent has not withdrawn from the scheme in accordance with its provisions;

(d)     the act or omission to which the complaint relates occurred at a time when voluntary jurisdiction rules were in force in relation to the activity in question; and