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Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

Section 16 Action on receipt of reports

32.This section provides that, on receiving a report from the CIO, the Commission may direct the CIO to carry out further investigations, may hold a hearing or may take no action.  Where it holds a hearing or directs the CIO to carry out further investigations, the Commission has discretion as to when it does so.

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