97 When internal review application to be decided

(1) An agency or Minister must decide an internal review application as soon as practicable.

(2) However, if an agency or Minister does not decide an internal review application and notify the applicant of the decision within 20 business days after the internal review application is made, the agency's principal officer or the Minister is taken to have made a decision at the end of the 20 business days affirming the original decision.

(3) As soon as practicable after a decision is made or taken to have been made under this section, the principal officer or Minister must give prescribed written notice of the decision to the applicant.