Investigations by the Ombudsman
Section 14 – Obstruction and contempt
57.This section enables the Ombudsman to petition the Court of Session for a person to be dealt with as if they had committed a contempt of court, where that person has:
obstructed the Ombudsman in the performance of his/her functions, or
done any act or failed to take any action in relation to an investigation which would constitute a contempt of court in the Court of Session.