(i) The Assessment Sub-Committee is established to receive allegations that a member of the Fire Authority has failed, or may have failed, to comply with the Code of Conduct.
(a) refer the allegation to the Monitoring Officer, with an instruction that he/she arrange a formal investigation of the allegation, or direct that he/she takes other action such as arrange training, conciliation or such appropriate alternative steps as permitted by Regulations (this includes deferring a decision to refer the matter for formal investigation whilst there is an assessment by the Monitoring Officer of the likely outcome of any alternative action)
(b) refer the allegation to the Standards Board for England
(c) decide that no action should be taken in respect of the allegation; or
(d) where the allegation is in respect of a person who is no longer a member of the authority, but is a member of another relevant authority (as defined in Section 49 of the Local Government Act 2000), refer the allegation to the Monitoring Officer of that other relevant authority;
and shall instruct the Monitoring Officer to take reasonable steps to notify the person making the allegation and the member concerned of that decision.