Section 10 – Disclosure may be made to Minister of the Crown or Ombudsman in certain circumstances

(1) A disclosure of information may be made to a Minister of the Crown or an Ombudsman if the employee making the disclosure—
(a) has already made substantially the same disclosure in accordance with section 7 or section 8 or section 9; and
(b) believes on reasonable grounds that the person or appropriate authority to whom the disclosure was made—

(i) has decided not to investigate the matter; or
(ii) has decided to investigate the matter but has not made progress with the investigation within a reasonable time after the date on which the disclosure was made to the person or appropriate authority; or
(iii) has investigated the matter but has not taken any action in respect of the matter nor recommended the taking of action in respect of the matter, as the case may require; and
(c) continues to believe on reasonable grounds that the information disclosed is true or likely to be true.
(2) A disclosure under this section may be made to an Ombudsman only if—
(a) it is in respect of a public sector organisation and it has not already been made to an Ombudsman under section 9; or
(b) it is in respect of an organisation other than a public sector organisation and the disclosure is made for the purpose of allowing the Ombudsman to act under section 15 or 16.
(3) This section is subject to sections 12 to 14.