231 Ombudsman's power to require information
231 Ombudsman's power to require information

(1)     An ombudsman may, by notice in writing given to a party to a complaint, require that party—

(a)     to provide specified information or information of a specified description; or

(b)     to produce specified documents or documents of a specified description.

(2)     The information or documents must be provided or produced—

(a)     before the end of such reasonable period as may be specified; and

(b)     in the case of information, in such manner or form as may be specified.

(3)     This section applies only to information and documents the production of which the ombudsman considers necessary for the determination of the complaint.

(4)     If a document is produced in response to a requirement imposed under this section, the ombudsman may—

(a)     take copies or extracts from the document; or