(1) The Ombudsmen may receive reports on the following investigations:
(a) investigations referred under section 15:
(b) investigations in relation to which an Ombudsman has acted under section 15B:
(c) investigations in relation to which an Ombudsman has otherwise provided information or guidance under this Act.
(2) The Ombudsmen may include (among other matters) in their annual report under section 29 of the Ombudsmen Act 1975 information concerning all or any of the following in respect of the period covered by the report:
(a) current guidance issued by the Ombudsmen in respect of this Act:
(b) the number and types of information and guidance inquiries made to the Ombudsmen in respect of this Act:
(c) the number of protected disclosures of information made to the Ombudsmen:
(d) the number of investigations of disclosures of information undertaken or taken over by the Ombudsmen:
(e) the number of investigations referred under section 15:
(f) the outcome of the matters referred to in paragraphs (b) to (e) (if known by the Ombudsmen).
This section gives power to an Ombudsman to receive reports relating to investigations carried out under sections 15 and 15B and gives them discretionary power to include in their annual report under section 29 of the Ombudsmen Act 1975 a wide variety of information and statistics and results of investigations.