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(1)The Ombudsman must lay before the Parliament annually a general report on the exercise of the Ombudsman’s functions.
(2)Such a report may include, in particular, any general recommendations which the Ombudsman may have arising from the exercise of those functions in the period in question.
(3)The Parliament may give the Ombudsman directions as to the form and content of a report under subsection (1); and the Ombudsman must comply with any such direction.
(4)The Ombudsman may from time to time lay before the Parliament such other reports with respect to the exercise of the Ombudsman’s functions as the Ombudsman thinks fit.
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