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(1)Subject to subsection (4) below, the Chief Surveillance Commissioner shall keep under review the exercise and performance, by the persons on whom they are conferred or imposed, of the powers and duties conferred or imposed by or under this Act.
(2)The Chief Surveillance Commissioner may require any ordinary Surveillance Commissioner to provide assistance in the carrying out of the former’s functions under subsection (1) above, and that assistance may include—
(a)the conduct on behalf of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner of the review of any matter; and
(b)the making of a report to the Chief Surveillance Commissioner about the matter reviewed.
(3)The Chief Surveillance Commissioner shall give the Tribunal all such assistance (including the opinion of that Commissioner as to any issue falling to be determined by the Tribunal) as is appropriate—
(a)in connection with the investigation of any matter by the Tribunal; or
(b)otherwise for the purposes of the Tribunal’s consideration or determination of any matter.
(4)It shall not be the function of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner to keep under review the exercise of any power of the Scottish Ministers to make, amend or revoke any subordinate legislation.
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